According to Razavi News
Agency, in the meeting of the review committee on the cinema programs
associated with international festival of Imam Reza (A.S), the festival’s
managing director, Hujjat al-Islam Sayed Hussein Sayedi, the cultural deputy of
the Foundation and Masood Zareian, one of the critics and documentary filmmakers
were present. The director of the international cultural artistic festival of
Imam Reza (A.S) emphasized on the important role that cinema plays, saying,
"Cinema has a pivotal role in directing public thoughts and can motivate
different groups of the society intellectually and culturally."
Emphasizing on the
production of distinguished cinematic works, The festival’s managing director
stated, "We hope to make the produced works of the festival available for
the interested people, so that they could have easy access to them."
The managing director of the
International Foundation of Imam Reza (A.S) emphasized that attention should to
paid to the moral concepts of the works produced, saying, "There are a lot
of moral points in Razavi biography that are of use for our current society and
Razavi filmmakers should take them into account."
The director of the
international cultural artistic festival of Imam Reza (A.S) referred to the
point that the ability and capacity of artists from all cities and provinces should
be exploited. "Attracting the audience is an important point and the pivot
of all our activities should be attracting the audience." He emphasized on
the issue of advertising cinema programs and said, "Recall posters of such
programs should be in access for all the artists and interested people" he
The festival’s managing
director emphasized that the people who were martyred for unity and defending
holy shrines should be taken into account in Razavi cinema productions.
"We owe to the martyrs of unity and the defenders of holy shrines, so the
artists should refer to them in their works" he said.
Masood Zareian, a documentary filmmaker, said
in the meeting that "the public and the audience are very important. A
festival is not successful unless it has the potential to attract a maximum
number of people." He emphasized that Razavi filmmakers should pay
attention to the religious lifestyle in their films and added, "Razavi
biography is rich with points that can be presented in Razavi cinema works."