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Iranians National Cinema Day

Tehran, Sept 12, IRNA - National Cinema Day across the country to mark the anniversary of the introduction of the art in the country.

 

Iranians National Cinema Day

Tehran, Sept 12, IRNA - National Cinema Day across the country to mark the anniversary of the introduction of the art in the country.

On National Cinema Day which falls on September 12 this year, Iranian artists, movie fans and officials will hold functions to celebrate the occasion countrywide.

Cinema was first introduced in Iran by Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, the fifth Qajar king of Persia, in 1900, and five years after Lumière brothers first created cinematograph in 1985.

Mirza Ebrahim Khan alias "Akkas Bashi" was the first Persian filmmaker and cameraman. He was the official photographer of Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar.

Iranian films have garnered international fame with world-renowned critics from around the world lauding the Iranian cinema as one of the world"s most important artistic works.

Over the past three decades, a range of international film festivals have honored Iranian cinema for its distinct style, themes and cultural references.

 


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