According to Fars News Agency, Mohammad Khazaei, the head of the Cinema Organization, during his visit to Zahedan on Wednesday morning, June 3, after paying his respects to the great martyrs of this city, visited the outskirts of Zahedan, Kalateh and the library of Master Kampuzia. Examined the outskirts of the city.
The head of the Cinema Organization appeared before the directors of cinema companies, directors of institutions, staff experts of the General Administration and the cities of Sistan and Baluchestan and condemned the insult to the shrine of Imam Reza (as) in the film The Holy Spider and said: Our friends in the Ministry of Affairs Foreign countries are working hard to prevent the release of the film Holy Spider in France.
Khazaei continued by stating that the policy of the people’s government is to pay special attention to the cities in the field of culture and art and to rule justice. He continued: forecasted.
Khazaei, stating that Sistan and Baluchestan is different from many other provinces with its cultural power and ancient civilization, said: the provincial budget and credits, Sistan and Baluchestan province should be determined in the field of Islamic culture and guidance.
The head of the cinema organization said that going to the cinema is the cheapest entertainment in the cities and added: “We are behind in terms of developing the cinema industry compared to neighboring countries; many of our cinemas are closed and in some cities going to the cinema is not part of their culture.” .
He said that currently the development of the offices of the Young Cinema Association is not in the order of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, adding: The development of the offices of the Cinema Association in the country definitely requires serious planning, credibility and manpower.
Khazaei said: the lack of equipment and facilities in the offices of the Young Cinema Association is a global problem of offices and is not specific to Sistan and Baluchestan and all the facilities of the offices go back to 12 years ago, but equipping the offices of the Young Cinema Association is on the ministry’s agenda.
Moha, De Khazaei said: “I have said from the first day that not all Iranian cinema is in Tehran, and if we want to get out of this situation in film production and lack of manpower in the cinema industry, we must look for talent in the cities.”
He added: “When economics becomes the basis of our education, economics replaces talent; We must look for talent in the film industry to provide the conditions for the development of this industry in the country.
* The need to introduce the unknown capacities and potentials of the province
During this trip, the head of the country’s cinema organization said in a meeting with the board of trustees of the Sistan and Baluchestan Culture and Art Development Foundation, which was held at the governor’s office: The documentary will be funded by the Center for the Development of Documentary and Experimental Cinema.
Pointing out that Sistan and Baluchestan has a long civilization and is one of the honors of the country, unfortunately, we neglected this province in terms of cultural and cinematic aspects, he added: The shrine and the martyrs of security are among the prominent capacities of this province that we must address in the field of filmmaking and cinema.
Mohammad Khazaei stated: we should not always seek to make feature films, if we seek to change the image of the province in terms of identity that we have in the minds of the people, we should start from these small and micro works, all departments, institutions and institutions start And take constructive action at the macro level with the help of cultural figures.
Referring to the policy of the country’s cinema organization regarding films made about ethnicities and visual identities of different provinces, Khazaei said: ” We will prevent the destruction of the identity and ethnicity of an area.
The head of the country’s cinema organization continued: A film that is licensed for ethnicities will be sent a copy to the director general of the relevant province for information on the subject and the necessary cooperation with the filming team.
Regarding the protests of some cultural activists in the field of media and filmmaking about the negative and unrealistic image of Sistan and Baluchestan presented in the country’s cinema, he said: “Negative view and negative imagery is not only the problem of this province, but also the concern of most provinces.” And demands that in the context of visual and cinematic works and filmmaking, we identify and maneuver prominent and hidden potentials and capacities.
Referring to the use of cyberspace in introducing the capabilities of the province, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance said: In cyberspace, clips, animations and short videos of cultural attractions and achievements, or the development and infrastructure of the province are produced and broadcast. Be.
He stated that in the field of productions, short films and documentaries, we have set more special budgets for Sistan and Baluchestan than last year: This year, we have allocated 300 million for short films in this province, which last year was 100 million Tomans. Was .
He continued: “Let’s look at the production of short films and documentaries in terms of job creation, and the production of each short film helps to employ 20 people.”
Mohammad Khazaei mentioned the provision of incentive packages for filmmakers and inviting filmmakers to visit the attractions and potentials of the province as important things to attract the filmmakers and prominent artists of the country and encourage them to make appropriate films about the unknown potentials of the province.
The head of the country’s cinema organization also described the launch of the Sistan and Baluchestan Cinema Night as an important capacity to attract artists and filmmakers and create a vibrant artistic spirit and atmosphere in the province.
In the field of film productions, filmmaking and short films, he said: “The more the budget is approved in the province, the more the country’s cinema organization will provide the province with the budget.”
Khazaei emphasized that the cinema organization has started its provincial trips from deprived and underprivileged areas according to the cultural policies of the government, and this province is the destination of the third trip. The presence and close hearing of the filmmakers’ problems and the decision to be implemented will be made during the same trip.
He considered it very important to pay attention to the field of art and cooperation with this field and said: “The activity of the field of art is in the direction of the discourse of the Islamic Revolution, and no matter how much we strengthen this field, it is very effective in creating discourse.”
* The capacity of Sistan and Baluchestan to become the cradle of ritual, civilization and cultural festivals
Following this visit, the head of the Cinema Organization was present among the artists and cultural and cinematic activists of this province in the illumination hall of Ershad Cultural and Artistic Complex and said: Sistan and Baluchestan has the capacity to be the cradle of religious, civilizing and cultural festivals of the country. And the cinema organization is ready to cooperate and help in holding these festivals.
Khazaei described the production of several talented documentaries as one of the approvals of the trip to Sistan and Baluchestan and added: “If approved by the governor of this province, 30% of the budget will be allocated by the country’s cinema organization to make these documentaries.”
He also suggested a movie for the province during this trip, which with the approval of the governor, we will definitely start making and producing it soon.
Khazaei mentioned that one of the important missions of the Iranian Youth Cinema Association this year is to produce the film “The First Cinema” and added: “This association has a production quota of 5 films a year.”
The head of the Cinema Organization pointed out: he mentioned the discovery of talent in the cities as one of the serious missions of the Iranian Youth Cinema Association and said: Any production can create employment for artists
He added: “This year, 70% of the budget of the Iranian Youth Cinema Association has been allocated to production.”
Khazaei added: “Plans have been made that if offices fail to fulfill their obligations, the budget will be taken from them at the end of the year and handed over to other provinces.”
He described the role of cinema and media in introducing the cultural and artistic face of the province as very effective and added: “The approach of artists should not be just receiving domestic and foreign awards, but should pay more attention to the successful impact of works.”
In this trip, Asghar Farsi, Deputy of Development and Human Resources of Cinema Organization, Yazdan Ashiri, Advisor to the President and General Manager of Public Relations of Cinema Organization, Hashem Mirzakhani, Managing Director of Cinema Shahr Institute, Mehdi Azar Pendar, Managing Director of Young Cinema Association, Mohammad Hamidi Moghadam, CEO of the Center for the Development of Documentary and Experimental Cinema, and Mohammad Soghandi, Director General of Legal, Performance and Provinces of the Cinema Organization, will accompany the President of the Cinema Organization.
It is worth mentioning that with the approach of cultural justice in the field of culture and art and in the direction of cultural justice and decentralization, of which cinema is a part, from now on the presence of the cinema organization with the participation of provincial departments of Islamic culture and guidance will become more serious.
It is worth mentioning that the provincial travel plan is in line with the general plan of the Ministry of Guidance and the comprehensive plan of the Cinema Organization with the approach of developing cultural justice and generalizing cultural access.
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