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Parvin Etesami film festival unveils film lineup

The eighth National and fourth International Parvin Etesami Film Festival is scheduled to be held in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.

The entries will compete in short film and feature film sections, the executive director of the festival, Farnaz Qeisaripour announced.

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 Etesami section.

Competition section, Role of Woman in Family, Golden Lotus for Women Filmmakers (free issue), Golden Lotus for Men Directors (focused on women’s issues) are also in the categories.

Some 85 films selected from among 580 submitted works are to be screened at the Competition section of this edition of the festival.

The Golden Lotus will host 41 films made by women directors and 37 screen works by men filmmakers. Some seven films entered the lineup of ‘Role of Woman in Family’ section.

The organizers of this year’s event plan to select a woman filmmaker as the best Iranian female director of the past two years.

The annual event has hosted more than 800 female filmmakers along with cultural activists so far and presented 1100 films.

Named after Irans prominent 20th century poetess, Parvin Etesami festival is held in both National and International categories.

Parvin Etesami published her first poetry collection of 156 poems in 1935. She composed her first poem in the classical style when she was only eight years old.

Her poems focus on themes of social awareness and the human aspect of life.

This year’s festival will take place from September 13 to 19 in Tehran, in an attempt to support Iranian women artists.


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