TEHRAN, Feb. 25 (Mehr News Agency) -- The 5th Tehran International Animation Festival opened at five halls here on Sunday.
Works from Iran and 61 other countries will be competing at Main, Ghadir, and Asseman halls of Iran's Center for Artistic and Cultural Creations, Kanun Theater of the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA), and the hall of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Faculty.
This year's festival plays host to 104 domestic and 172 foreign contenders at the Iran and International competition sections.
The event also comprises panorama section, special screenings, workshops, and specialized sessions.
In addition, the Oscar-nominated animated film "Howl's Moving Castle", another great work by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki will be also shown at the festival which runs through March 1.
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