What is Farsi Cinema Center?
FCC is the first moving platform that promotes the Farsi speaking film industry by connecting it with international festivals, markets, workshops, pitching and training platforms as well as audiences.
Local and global Farsi communities have stories to tell, and Toronto provides the perfect infrastructure to amplify their voices and disseminate them to the rest of the world. Over the next few weeks, through a series of posts, the FCC blog will address the specific areas of production that could be improved through the increased awareness and integration of Farsi speaking talent in the local industry.
We look at a brief history of Iranian cinema to explore why film and politics have been so strongly linked in Iran, and what the implications of this relationship are for new indie filmmakers.
With a history that goes back to 1946, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. For many years now, the festival has been considered one of the most important and well-awaited annual celebrations of arthouse cinema along the festival circuit.