New Iranian cinema indebted to children cinema

Communication and Press Deputy of International Children and Youth Film Festival said the children cinema has played a pivotal role in formation of Iran’s new cinema industry.

Isfahan (IMNA) - Addressing a local gathering attended by several officials of the festival in central Province of Isfahan, Ahad Mikaeilzadeh said several great Iranian filmmakers, including internationally- acclaimed filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, have produced films in the field of children cinema. Referring to the attendance of several managers with media backgrounds in the festival, he added that the Iranian media has put its spotlight on covering this prestigious international cinematic event.

Mikaeilzadeh added that paying due attention to both the quality and quantity of the festival, is one of the strength point this event. He added that several youth filmmakers are active in the competitive and non-competitive sections of the festival, stressing that the Film Making Olympiad also would be held in the festival in collaboration with the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS). Commenting on the status of children cinema in the country, he added that last year several children’s movies were publicly displayed nationwide and 17 children films also were distributed in the market.

He added that the festival is also seeking to draw attention to the children and youth cinema, adding that this procedures is time consuming. He said 31 Iranian provinces would display the important Iranian and foreign films vying in the festival, urging the media to put their spotlight on children cinema. Mikaeilzadeh reiterated that several workshops would also be held on the sidelines of the festival. Presided by Alireza Reza Dad, the 31st edition of International Film Festival for Children and Youth is slated for August 30- September in Isfahan Province.

Provided by: Mansour Jahani

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