Shanghai filmfest CEO Fu Wenxia visits Iran

September 16, 2018

TEHRAN – Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) Managing Director Fu Wenxia and a number her colleagues are visiting Iran.

They have held a meeting with Cinema Organization of Iran director Mohammad-Mehdi Heidarian, the organization announced on Sunday.

Heidarian asked the organizers of the festival to admit more films from Iran and also to dedicate special sections to Iranian cinema.

He also said that Iran will do the same in regard to Chinese cinema at its international film events.

He also pointed to the Chinese government’s Belt and Road Initiative or the Silk Road Economic Belt and said that his organization is ready to cooperate on the cultural aspects of the route.

For her part, Fu said that the Shanghai festival is eager to boost its ties with Iranian filmmakers. 

Photo: Cinema Organization of Iran director Mohammad-Mehdi Heidarian (L), SIFF Managing Director Fu Wenxia (C) and an unidentified person are seen in a meeting in Tehran. (Cinema Organization of Iran)

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