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Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 15:09 - 11 August 2013
Tehran, YJC. Deputy Culture Minister of Film has said that during his office the Iranian cinema has risen to an international level.

The Deputy Culture Minister of Film appeared on the cinema-specific talk show "Haft” on Saturday evening to review his activities during the 10th presidential administration.

Javad Shamaqdari made reference to the job positions created and the increase in the productions during his office and said "The Fajr Film Festival used to be at the level of a film week. But in the past few years it has gained status as much as Cannes and Berlin festivals.”

Pointing to the quantity of work done during his incumbency he stated "In the period before me there were 60 features produced each year, whereas the number is now 90 per year.”

"The Fajr Film Festival also which used to be held much like film weeks is now held in a standard fashion and at the level of prestigious festivals like those of Cannes and Berlin,” he emphasized.

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