Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth (SIFFCY) in India is currently hosting Iranian film lineup.
A total of six Iranian movies have attended the event and are now in the running at various sections of the 5th edition of the Indian screening event.
The ‘Official Section’ of the festival is hosting ‘Here My Village’ by Abbas Aram about a 12-year-old village boy named Farhad who is in love with photos and magazines. He has a failing attempt to work hard to buy a second-hand camera.
The ‘Films by Children Section’, however, will screen ‘Serok’by Zhivar Farajzadeh and ‘Snowy Heart’by Alireza Biglari
‘This Side, Other Side’ by Lida Fazli is competing at the ‘Short Film Competition Section’. The flick is an attempt to show that no border can block friendship and affection between children.
The ‘Animation Section’ of SIFFCY has two entries from Iran, including ‘The Fisherman and Spring’ by Seyyed Hassan Soltani and ‘Beyond the Black’ co-directed by Saeed Sodagar and Sepideh Eidi about a black crow that loves golden things.
SIFFCY is an annual films festival and a special film platform devoted to a greater appreciation of meaningful cinema made for children and youth.
The weeklong festival presents features, shorts, live action and animation films over one week, with a projected attendance of more than thirty thousand children and hundreds of film professionals and eminent guests from around the world.
The Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth is underway in New Delhi, India and will run until December 15, 2019.