Top Iranian cineastes to hold workshops at Fajr festival

Some top Iranian cineastes are scheduled to hold a series of workshops during the 34th Fajr International Film Festival, which will open in Tehran tomorrow.

Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Majid Majidi are among the cineastes.

Workshops will also be set up by directors Fereidun Jeirani, Farzad Motamen, Puran Derakhshandeh, Alireza Davudnejad and Majid Barzegar, and cinematographer Mahmud Kalari are among the educators.

Over 100 students from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Iran have registered for the six-day workshop program entitled “Dar ul-Funun”, the Iranian polytechnic established in 1851.

Dozens of international distributers, directors, actors and critics from around the globe have been invited to attend the festival, which will be held at Tehran’s Charsu Cineplex until April 25.