Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 26/ Trend , T. Jafarov/ Secretary of the 100-second film festival of Iran says that there is standstill in development of Iran's national film.
The fifth Start international festival of students was held in Baku on Dec. 22 to 25. Student film directors from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Belarus, Egypt and other countries attended the festival. The panel of jury of senior cinematographers selected 50 out of 200 films.
Behnam Bahaduri, secretary of Iran's 100-second film festival, said to Trend that though there is development in youth cinematography, the national film experiences standstill.
Bahaduri said young directors of Iran produce 2,000 short-length films a year and young directors can display these films in festivals.
He said Iran's national film experiences standstill at the moment. "There are no film directors in Iran but several of them who were awarded in international festivals," Bahaduri said.
Iranian film needs to benefit from young directors in order to end standstill period that lasted for 20 years, he said.
"We need to benefit from young film producers and directors in order to make turning-point in Iran's film. I believe Iranian youth will achieve a turning point in national film," Bahaduri said.
One of the major problems is the lack of long-term program, Bahaduri said.
"There is no long-term program and appropriate policy in the Iranian film. The film policy of Iran's film foundation named after Farabi was implied by 4-year and 8-year programs. Iran's film needs long-term programs to yield any result," Bahaduri said.
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