Tehran(IP)- A visiting Omani delegation held talks with the Director of the 41st Fajr International Film Festival and Head of the 41st FIFF International Section, Raed Faridzadeh.

Iran PressIran news: The Omani delegation headed by the Director of the Department of Theater and Cinema of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Jalila Al-Mahdi, and Omani Cinema and Theater Director, Yousuf Al Balushi voiced their happiness for attending in the 41st FIFF, expressing hope that the two countries relations could be expanded in all-arenas, art and culture in particular.

The Director of the Theater and Cinema Department of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth also invited Iranian cinematographers to cooperate with Oman to have joint productions in the field of theater and film.

In the meantime, Al Balushi underscored that holding several festivals in the fields of theater, film, music, poetry and visual arts in Iran, indicates the significance of art among Iranian officials.

Al Balushi noted that such festivals in Iran are a great venue to introduce Iranian art and culture to other countries.

The Omani director hailed the atmosphere of the Fajr International Film Festival and the reception of this international cinematic event by people.

He also expressed hope that his next work could participate in the 42nd edition of FIFF in Iran.

Al Balushi noted that the people of Oman are very interested in Iranian films, but unfortunately, no films from Iranian cinema have been screened in Oman in recent years, and the cinema lovers of Oman follow Iranian films through television channels or download them online.

Amini, for his part, welcomed the idea of producing joint films between Iran and Oman.

The Director of the 41st FIFF also suggested holding Iranian film weeks in Oman and expressed hope that this event could be the beginning of artistic cooperation between the two countries in the field of film production and screening.

Amini also welcomed the presence of Omani filmmakers in the next editions of the Fajr International Film Festival.

41st FIFF Audience Increased Director of Cinema Organization of Iran, Mohammad Khazaei said the audience of the 41st Fajr International Film Festival has increased compared to the previous edition and the predictions turned out to be wrong.

Talking to the reporters on the sideline of touring the 41st FIFF at Mellat Cineplex in Tehran, Khazaei said holding this edition of FIFF was a tough task, but now we have seen that it is taking place in a magnificent manner.

He added that FIFF is being held not only in the Mellat Cinema Complex but also in several cinemas in Tehran. Khazaei also expressed hope to hear more good news in this international prestigious cinematic event.

The FIFF is a major film event, which is organized every year to celebrate the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Presided by Mojtaba Amini, the 41st Fajr International Film Festival will be held from February 1-11, 2023, in Tehran.


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