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Farabi Foundation playing major role in children programs

Tehran, Managing Director of Iran's Farabi Cinema Foundation Alireza Tabesh said this private organization would play a key role in pursuing the programs and approaches of these age groups.

Tabesh stressed the significance of paying due attention to the children and youth cinema in international transactions and attending the global cinematic market.

He added that several Iranian artists, including Ali Abdollali Zadeh, Vahid Golestan, Gholamreza Azadi, Iraj Tahmaseb, Nadereh Turkmen, Bita Mansouri, Vahid Nickhah Azad, Rahbari Qanbari as well as Hassan Aqa Karimi are considered as the founding board member of the center.

Tabesh also expressed hope that the center could follow up children and youth cinema's requirements and expand the quality and quantity of children and youth cinema in transaction with cinematic people and the managers.

Commenting on the 31st International Film Festival for Children and Youth which is to be held in the tourist city of Isfahan, Tabesh expressed hope that this prestigious cinematic event could be highly welcomed by people.

Pointing to the Iranian government's approach for supporting the children and youth cinema, he called for constructing cinema halls which are suitable for displaying the movies for these age groups.

Presided by Alireza Reza Dad, 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

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