The 9th National Parvin Etesami Film Festival will be held in May in Tehran.
Aiming to honour women working in cinema, the festival is named after one of the great contemporary female poets of the country, Parvin Etesami, Mehr News Agency reported.
Parvin (1907-1941) was a Persian poet. The first edition of her Diwan (book of poetry) compromised 156 poems and appeared in 1935.
The second edition, edited by her brother, appeared shortly after her death in 1941. It comprised 209 different compositions in Mathnawi, Qasida, Ghazal, and Qeta (Persian poetic styles).
The winners of different competition sections of the festival will be awarded the golden Parvin statuette (the small bust of the poetess), a commendation plaque, and cash prize.