Iran to attend Jaipur’s 16IFF with five titles

TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) – Indian city Jaipur will be hosting a mega cinema event of 16 International Film Festivals simultaneously later this month, with 5 Iranian film productions in the lineups.

The gala event, the first experiment of its kind in the world, is being organized jointly by the Jaipur International Film Festival Trust and the Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) the prestigious Golecha Cinema daily from May 15 to 22.

A total of 975 films were submitted from 60 countries for the festivals out of which 65 movies have been selected for screening in the festivals. The elected films include seven Feature films, five Documentary feature films, nine Documentary short films, 28 Short fiction films, two Animation feature films, seven Short animation films and seven Advertisement films (22 films from India and 43 films from abroad.)

In the Documentary Feature Films, ‘Seven Stanza’ by Mojgan Nikravesh, in Animation Films, ‘The Return’ by MohammedAmin Hamedani, and in Short Fiction Films, ‘The Heritage’ by Abbas Khosrogerdi and Manizheh Seraj, ‘Shakhovan’ by Mahtab Sedaghat, and ‘Confined Space’ by Siamak Ahmadi, will be screened in the festival.

International selection committee members include Emmanuel Tenenbaum from Netherlands, Desmond Devenish from US, and Belal Taheri from Iran.

Each festival will be dedicated to a specific subject like Development, Democracy, Human Rights, Women Issues, Art and Culture, Children, Politics and Corruption besides Animation and Horror Films etc. Screening of each film will preceded by a discussion on issues related to films and the film screening will be followed by a discussion of film appreciation.

Founder of the JIFF and 16IFF Hanu Roj said the main objective of the simultaneous film festivals is to create awareness about the issues raised in the selected films. Discussions during the festivals have been designed taking into account intellectual needs of filmgoers in all age groups.

By Mehr News Agency