The 30th International Film Festival for Children and Youth opened Thursday night in the city of Isfahan in central Iran. The international event brings audiences a packed seven days of films for children. The festival is will run from June 30 to July 6.
More than 50 films have been accepted to the festival, and guests from 44
countries are expected to participate. On the sidelines of the festival,
workshops will take place in Isfahan where instructors from Sweden, Nigeria and
Iran will cover various courses namely stop motion making by children,
professional animation production and filmmakers' interaction with
international children organizations.
Anna Karin Holtz from Sweden, Hanna Matilda Andersson from Sweden and Faith Esegbuyota Isiakpere from Nigeria will hold the workshops for children and also professional filmmakers.
Mohammed Ibrahim Elsayed and Mohamed Movafi directors of First Fingerprint (Egypt), Payam Hosseinian project manager of Perched (UK), Olga Poliektova director of "My Grandfather was a cherry tree (Russia), Tatiana Koublitskaja director of Spring in Autumn (Russia), Tomas Blazukas sound designer of Homegrown (Lithuania) will attend at the time of screening of their animated short films.
Kamrul Ahsan director of The Smell (Bangladesh), Martin Turk director of The well spent Afternoon of Slovenia, Giovanni Pompili producer of Il Silenzio (Italy) Yoshimasa Jimbo director of The Girl Who Never Knew the War (Japan), Irina Frederika Tarvida director of Leshy (Lithonia), Yury Solodov director of Big boy (Russia), Rebecca Figenschau director of Blank Squares (Norway) bring their short films to the international festival.
Mehran Amrohi director and Faqhrul Hasan Huaini producer of The Bird (India),
Saara Susanna Cantell director and Sari Johanna Lempiainem producer of Jill and
Joy's Winter (Finland), Igor Sterk director of Come Along (Slovenia), Pieter
Dirk Van Rijn director of Master Spy (the Netherlands), NatjaBrunckhorst
scriptwriter of Ameli Rennt (Germany), DyrekeBjorkly Graver producer, Peder
Nikolai Hamdahl Ness director of Little Gray Ferggie (Norway), Nursen Cetin
Koreken producer and Umit Koreken director of Blue Bicycle, Celeste Holsheimer
child actor of The day my father became a Bush (the Netherlands) take part in
the live action feature section of the film festival.
13 child jury members from Italy, Iraq, Lebanon, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey attend the event.
The touristic and artistic city of Isfahan is to host the International Film
Festival for Children and Youth from June 30 to July 06. The city will host the
festival for four coming years until 2021. Numerous historical sites and
museums are located in Isfahan. The Persian-Islamic architecture is globally
recognized and is perfected in Isfahan. Being a strategic axis on the way of
Silk Road, it inherited is heritage of ancient art, commerce and industries
from thousands of years of international traffic. Isfahan is home to people of
different religions such as Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrian. That
is how Isfahanees are famous for being a symbol of coexistence and tolerance.
Having said all of that, it makes sense why Persians have a proverb to describe Isfahan as "Esfahan nesf-e- jahan ast" which translates to "Isfahan is half of the world."
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