News ID: 255843
Published: 0315 GMT July 15, 2019

150 films from 44 countries to vie at Iran’s children’s festival

150 films from 44 countries to vie at Iran’s children’s festival

A total of 158 titles, including feature and short films, short animations, web series and special shows, from 44 countries will compete at the 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Isfahan, according to the festival’s director Alireza Tabesh.

Speaking to reporters in the historical city of Isfahan, Tabesh said the festival this year will pay special attention to the historical and cultural Chahar Bagh Avenue.

Thanks to the capacity of 11 halls and 2,400 seats, he said a 20-percent increase in participants is expected this year.

Addressing the same gathering, the festival Executive Manager Iman Hojjati said that this international film festival could play an important role for luring more tourists to this historical city.

He said Isfahan is a member of the Creative Cities Network in UNESCO and a child-friendly city, adding that it is also expected that this city could play an effective role in the future of the economy with the help of creative industries, such as filmmaking.

“In the previous year, for the first time, nearly 9,000 children from low-income areas were registered to attend the festival through cultural corporations. They watched the festival’s films. Also for the first time, 30 NGOs also collaborated directly in the festival,” Hojjati added.

The 32nd edition of the festival is slated to be held in Isfahan Province from August 19-26.



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