The 32nd edition of the International Film Festival for Children and Youth (ICFF) in Iran has named its executive directors.
Secretary of the event Alireza Tabesh appointed Iman Hojjati and Masoud Ahmadian as the executive directors of the upcoming festival in Isfahan and Tehran respectively.
Hojjati was a member of the Policy and Planning Council of the 31st International Film Festival for Children and Youth, among other relevant experiences.
Ahmadian writes for cinema and television. He has cooperated with the Fajr Film Festival and the International Urban Film Festival as well as authoring scripts for movies, including ‘Boxes of Music’, ‘Democracy in the Daylight’, and ‘Cyanide’.
He was the director of the 23rd and 24th International Film Festival for Children and Youth.
According to the 32nd ICFF website, the event aims to enhance the cinematic products of this age bracket and introduce the top works in national and international arenas.
The festival aims to promote ethical values such as family unity, appropriate lifestyle, respect for humanity, self-esteem, social responsibility, environmental protection and it also seeks to create awareness of the uprising future challenges.
The ICFF is organized annually by the Iranian Organization of Cinema and Audiovisual Affairs, Farabi Cinema Foundation and the Municipality of Isfahan.
Showcasing quality national and international films and works for children and young adults; creating a platform for the presence of professionals and cineastes active in the cinema industry for children and young adults; boosting collaboration and production of films for children and young adults by creating interaction among creators, experts and the audience; and promoting knowledge transfer and exchange of products of high artistic value, capable of contributing to cultural as well as social growth are among main objectives of the festival.
The 32nd edition of the ICFF, called for entries some weeks ago, is slated for August 19-26, 2019, in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan and the country's capital city.