Iran to hold 2013 Parvin E’tesami Film Festival

etesamiIran is planning to hold the seventh National and third International Parvin E’tesami Film Festival in the country’s capital of Tehran, hosting Iranian and foreign female directors.

This year’s festival is scheduled to focus on the screen productions with the theme of ‘women’s role in family’s economy’.

Named after Iran’s prominent 20th century poetess, Parvin E’tesami festival is held in both National and International categories.

According to organizers, the annual event has hosted more than 800 female filmmakers along with cultural activists so far and presented 1100 films.

Some 70 documentaries, short films and feature-length productions were screened at the International section of the last year’s edition. The films represented the countries such as Finland, US, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, Poland at the festival.

Organized by the Iranian Supporting House for Artist Women, the event presents competing films in Iranian Cinema and International Competition sections.

The Iranian Cinema section is comprised of subcategories such as Golden Lotus, Silver Lotus, New Vision and The Parvin E’tesami section.

Parvin E’tesami published her first poetry collection of 156 poems in 1935.

The 2013 Parvin E’tesami Film Festival will run from February 19 to 22, in an attempt to support Iranian women artists.

By Press TV


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