Iran’s Shahr (Urban) International Film Festival has signed MoU on cultural cooperation with the Netherlands’ Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR).
The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the ongoing 7th Shahr International Film Festival in Tehran.
Director of the Iranian event Hashem Mirzakhani and director of the AFFR Jord den Hollander signed it.
The Shahr will dedicate a section to Dutch cinema in its future editions while the AFFR dedicates a section to screening of Iranian films, according to the recent MoU.
The Shahr International Film Festival is Iran's most important cinematic event related to urban management in promotion of appropriate urban and industrial life patterns.
It is organized annually by the Urban Image Institute, the Artistic and Cultural Organization of Tehran Municipality.
The Shahr aims to identify creative and innovative cinematic works of urban life and create a platform for exchanging ideas and experiences among world cities.
Films that use an eloquent artistic vision to promote a blissful human life will be considered for the competition section, according to the festival's website.
The 7th Shahr International Film Festival ran on July 17-22, 2019, in Tehran.
The AFFR is a biannual film festival screening films, shorts, animations and documentaries about architecture, urban development and city culture.
The architecture friendly city of Rotterdam is the natural host of the film festival.
Founded in 2000, the festival is characterized as a small, open minded and informal film festival for both architects and the public.