Name of Deputy Minister: Mr. Hojatollah
Responsibilities based on the country's current laws and
1- Research and study about the latest international achievements
on art (forms and contents), techniques, economy, technologies and cinema ,
audio- visual material and equipment, photographs and photography.
2- Gathering and classification of information, documents and
works required for the above mentioned studies as well as paving the ground for
analyzing the quality and quantity of cinema, audio-visual,
photography activities in a centralized manner for those involved in these
kinds of activities and publication of the research works.
3-Research and study works and preparing the ground for experiencing
visualization of valuable Islamic concepts and reflection of Islamic art and
culture in cinema and audio- visual, photographic and other branches of
audio-visual arts and techniques through sample works and rendering support for
film, photography and slides productions.
4- Conducting opinion poll among the people and audience of cinema
and other audio-visual media about the activities carried out in these areas
throughout the country aimed at continuous improvement of methods and policies.
5-Efforts aimed at achieving best approaches for popularizing
cinema, photography and other related and affiliated arts such as script
writing, filming etc aimed at promotion of culture of visual culture and
providing most desirable condition for screening of audio-visual products
across the country.
6- Planning and formulating the general policies for discovering
and recruiting talented individuals and promoting the taste and interest of
people to art and cinema, photography and audio- visual activities across the
7- Planning and formulating the general supportive, guiding and
overseeing policies in relevant sectors by taking into account the country's
comprehensive art and cultural policies.
8- Taking care and overseeing the general trends of country's
policies both in quality and quantity respects and other audio-visual arts and
9- Formulating and implementing education programs for training
committed and skilful manpower in various branches of art, technologies related
to film industry, photography and other related audio-visual activities as well
as enhancing existing skills by encouraging and supporting universities and
private education centers which are engaged in these kinds of activities and
overseeing their activities.
10- Investment, joint venturing and encouraging investment on
centers for production, technical, art, cinema, photography, sound and other
audio-visual techniques based on approved programs and operational and
11- Efforts aimed at supporting and publicizing Iranian cinema to
the world by paving the ground and establishing relations as well as supporting
and encouraging those engaged in film industry and artists and people working
in audio-visual media and participation in festivals, holding of photography
exhibitions both domestically and in foreign countries and other appropriate
measures within the framework of the relevant regulations.
12- Contributing to introduction and export of Revolution and its
cultural achievements through supporting Iranian Cultural Missions abroad in
relevant areas by coordination of International Affairs Deputy.
13- Supervising the quality and quantity of country's cinema
production and film and photograph producing and other audio-visual centers,
evaluation of their products by formulating required rules and regulations as
well as issuing permission for establishment and expansion of private
audio-visual and cinema education institutions and revoking the license of such
centers and all other institutions, associations, companies and societies which
are active in these areas.
14- Providing help and assistance for the healthy trend of film
making within the country in various possible ways (supply of raw material,
audio-visual equipment, required resources and legal supports …) in amateur,
semi amateur cinema level and holding of relevant festivals and exhibitions.
15- Providing support and assistance to those engaged in film
industry by proposing and implementation of supportive laws and regulations in
legal, economic, cultural, welfare, professional, non-professional, experimental
and other relevant areas.
16- Efforts aimed at promotion of cinema and audio-visual
activities across the country especially in deprived regions and providing
assistance to Provincial centers and towns on these areas.
17- Issuing permission for entry and exit of Cinema and other
audio-visual products (audio-visual cassettes, photographs, films…) based on
the rules and regulations.
18- Collecting, preserving, repairing, organizing, expansion and
establishment of facilities and showcasing national and international cinema
and other audio-visual products and their publication or screening aimed at
expansion and promotion of cinema and audio-visual culture of those engaged in
these sectors and interested individuals by establishing, operating, and expansion
of Iranian Film House and supporting governmental film centers, roving cinemas
and other similar facilities.
19- Cooperating with scientific and research institutions in areas
of developing and production of raw materials, audio-visual equipment inside
the country through technical studies, exchange of information and experience
and employing the skillful individuals and supervising entry and exit of such
items and materials.
20- Establishment and operation of supervising and evaluation
councils for supervising the quality of the works of those working in film and
photography industries by evaluation of screenplays, film review, evaluation of
cinema houses and formulating the film screening policies of the country and
other related activities within the framework of country's pertaining laws and
21- Conducting economic study on the country's cinema and
photography and their affiliated sectors and providing quality and quantity
supervision on such activities and quality and quantity control from production
to screening and presentation of works by making use of supportive resources
aimed at guiding the whole audio-visual and cinema activities based on the
overall objectives of supporting, directing and overseeing policies.
21- Establishing, supporting, directing, overseeing the activities
of institutions which work as the executive arms of part of the supportive and
guiding responsibilities as well as supporting the centrality of the union of
those working in country's film industry which will function as Cinema House.
22- Supervising appointments of qualified individuals for cinema
and audio-visual positions in department outside the Ministry's Headquarter.
Coordinating and planning for the audio-visual activities within
the country aimed at following objectives:
A: Proposing the headlines of the planning and short, medium and
long term policymaking for Audio-visual and cinema sectors in the country.
B- Discussing and reviewing periodical, ad-hoc and single case
programs, policies, projects of the Department.
C- Reviewing the procedures, regulations and rules proposed for
implementing the directing, supporting and supervising policies.
D- Coordinating with other relevant authorities and institutions,
planning of activities related to cinema and audio-visual sectors.
E- Discussing, reviewing and coordinating the quality and quantity
of holding or participating in festivals related to the activities of the
Department within the country or abroad along with relevant procedures and
bylaws of festivals and exhibitions, forums and gatherings related to cinema
and audio-visual works.
F- Quality and quantity evaluation of the policies and short,
medium and long term plans of the Department based on the notified information.
Sub-divisions of the Department:
for Development of the Cinema and Audio-visual Technologies
and Planning Office for Cinema and Audio-visual
Tel: 3851- 3150
for Cinema and Audio-visual gatherings and
for cooperation on Audio-visual and Home Cinema Affairs
Directorate for Evaluation and Overseeing the professional Cinema
Address: Baharestan Sq., Kamalulmolk St., Ministry of Culture and
Islamic Guidance, Cinematic Deputy Building
Internet Address: www.cinema.farhang.gov.ir