Children filmfest unveils its international section’s programs
Tehran, Hamed Soleimanzadeh, Director of the International Section of the Iran International Children and Youth Film Festival said several representatives from foreign accredited festivals will attend this cinematic event.
The foreign representatives are also scheduled to give several press conferences during the festival slated for August 30- September 5 in the central Province of Isfahan, Soleimanzadeh said.
Commenting on the changes in this year's festival, he added there are significant changes in the non-competitive and sideline sections of the event, for instance we have had discussions with managers of two world-famous festivals, the French Film Festival (Festimaj) and the German Interfilm, which are active in the field of children and youth movies.
He added that the works of these festivals in the fields of children and the environment, children and health, children and tourism, children and self-confidence will be screened in Isfahan.
He underscored that these themes are important for Iran International Children and Youth Film Festival in Isfahan.
The representatives of those festivals also are scheduled to attend a press conference to speak about these works.
Soleimanzadeh underlined that a pair of Japanese filmmaker and artist Hayao Miyazaki's animations including Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle will be screened in non-competition section of the festival.
He added that Iranian animator Ashkan Passer, will also talk about these films.
He added that several other films including 'Call' from Armenia, 'Behind the Clouds' from Turkey, 'Path of Maryam' from Iraq, 'My Short Words' from Turkey and 'Wolf and Lamb' from Afghanistan will be displayed in the non-competition section of the festival.
Soleimanzadeh said the works from two Parisian film schools will be screened during the festival and two workshops on the topic of writing and directing a child's film will be held on the sidelines of the festival.
He also described the festival as a best venue for introducing Iranian children's films to foreign countries.
'We have also invited a number of directors, festival secretaries and international buyers to come to Iran and watch the films, so we hope they would enjoy the Iranian works and buy the movies.'
This year, several good, entertaining and educational foreign films for children and youth will be screened during the event which contain issues such as hope in he future, self-confidence and their abilities, he added.
Soleimanzadeh also expressed hope that families along with their children will watch the movies during the festival.
The 31st edition of International Film Festival for Children and Youth is slated for August 30- September 5 in Isfahan Province.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA