This year’s festival began its programs during an opening ceremony held in Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on January 31.
Several veteran Iranian cineastes, including Iranian actor Mehdi Hashemi, celebrated actress and stage director Homa Roosta and Jahangir Mirshekari, were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Awards during the ceremony.
Some 52 films are slated to go on the screen in the festival’s competition section. Tehran’s Milad Tower is hosting this section in five screening programs from 10 in the morning until 21:30 in the evening.
Iran’s Rouhollah Hejazi’s drama The Wedlock (Zendegi Moshtarak-E Aghaye Mahmoudi Va Banoo) is to open the festival’s screening programs today, February 1.
The Festival is slated to host the seventh celebration of Iran’s Cinematic Critics and Writers during the year’s programs.
This year’s festival is set to run until February 11, 2014.
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