Screening now: Iran to hold the 2nd Jasmine International Film Festival this August
The second edition of Jasmine International Film Festival (TJIFF) is programmed to be held simultaneously in two Iranian cities of Tehran and Amol.
The festival’s opening and closing ceremonies will take place at Iranian capital city of Tehran and the northern city of Amol in Mazandaran Province at the same time, the Secretary of festival Hossein Mosafer Astaneh announced.
Many Iranian and international visual arts lovers and experts will flock to the festival to review Iranian TV and Home Video productions and compare them with the other productions of the world.
Turkey, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, Indonesia, Belgium, South Korea, France and Austria are some of the countries whose representatives will take part in the event.
Organized by Iran’s Visual Media Institute in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, the festival is programmed to be held in five competitive sections.
The participants will contend for awards in Iran Competition, Video-Cinema Competition, Feature Animation Competition, Script Writing Competition and World Competition.
The works should follow the themes such as Family Values, Environmental Protection, Spirituality and Modern Life, Struggle against Injustice and Human Rights, according to the festival’s website.
The participated films are also required to be more than 75 minutes and completed after January 2012.
Jasmine festival aims to encourage cultural diversity and provide the opportunity of comparing the quality of various productions.
The second Jasmine International Film Festival is scheduled to kick off on August 23 and will run until August 28, 2014.
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