TEHRAN (Iran News) – Director of the Cinema Organization of Iran Hossein Entezami emphasized holding more film festivals online.
He wrote on his Twitter account, “Cinema is not passive. Therefore, it is expected that organizers of film festivals would be more innovative thanks to the coronavirus outbreak: Maximizing the number of online programs in each section (competition, screening, education, and market), increasing the number of viewers, reducing costs and contingent behavior,” IRNA reported.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected several major film events.
The Fajr International Film Festival, Iran’s major film event that is organized every year in April, was first postponed and then canceled amid growing concerns over the virus.
The organizers of the 33rd Isfahan International Film Festival for Children and Youth, and the 14th edition of the Cinema Vérité, Iran’s major international festival for documentary films, announced that the events would be organized entirely online due to an increase in coronavirus cases in the country.
In addition, Entezami recently announced that the organization is searching for a safe platform to organize the Fajr Film Festival online if the pandemic continues until February 2021.
- source : Iran Daily