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ICFF director calls closer cultural ties with Turkey

Director of the 32nd Int’l Film Festival for Children and Youth in Iran calls for expansion of ties with the Konya Film Festival in Turkey.

Director of the 32nd edition of the International Film Festival for Children and Youth (ICFF) in Iran has called for expansion of ties with the Konya Film Festival in Turkey.

Meeting director of the Konya Film Festival Abdolsatar Yarar on the sidelines of the 32nd ICFF in Isfahan, Alireza Tabesh said the web series section of the Iranian event may pave the way for closer cultural ties with Turkey.

Stressing the need for boosting cultural ties with the neighboring country, Tabesh also noted that Isfahan is an important hub for children and the youth film festival.

He said there are great capacities for sisterhood agreement between Isfahan and Konya.

For his part, Yarar said the event could play a key role for introducing Iran's children and the youth capacities.

The Turkish director added that the event is the best opportunity to introduce the two countries' artistic products.

He also noted that the festival prepared the ground for Turkish people to become acquainted with Iranian contemporary cinema.

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.

The 32nd ICFF has been slated for August 19-26, 2019 in the Iranian historic city of Isfahan.