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80 films screened on opening day of Roshd Fest

The 48th annual Roshd International Film Festival screens 80 films from around the world on opening day.

The 48th annual Roshd International Film Festival was kicked off today with over 80 films, animations, and documentaries screened from around the world.

Today's diverse lineup featured documentaries, animations and short and long films from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, UK, and the US.

Launched in 1963, the Roshd International Film Festival is the first and oldest global film event in Iran.

The main objective of the event is to collect the latest in educational material and also to find an innovative way for training and educating children and adolescents in the country.

Films from 28 countries and five continents are set to compete in the international competition section.

The 48th edition of the festival is to wrap up on November 23, 2018, at Felestin Cinema in the Iranian capital of Tehran.