In the early 1970s, the “Tehran International Film Festival” was held as the first film festival for short and feature 8 and 16-mm amateur movies. It was held around the country under the title of “Provincial Youth Cinema Film Festival”.
After the Islamic Revolution, the competition of amateur cinema was held at the “Fajr Film Festival” in 1982. Then it took the titles of “Youth Cinema Festival” and “International Youth Cinema Festival” which were focused on the young generation and the competition was in three fields: Films, Still Photography, and Screenplays. Read more