Abbas Kiarostami Turned Iranian Children Cinema to Global Brand

Abbas Kiarostami Turned Iranian Children Cinema to Global Brand
2017-07-05
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 Donia Al watan

Mansour Jahani - Alireza Rezadad, President of the 30th International Film Festival for Children and Youth: Abbas Kiarostami, the late Iranian filmmaker has turned Iranian children cinema to a global brand.”

In a meeting with international films jury members, Rezadad said: Isfahan is an exceptional city in Iran. That is the reason why the festival is titled Isfahan International Film Festival for Children and Youth. The international festival has been active since 30 years ago.


He said: “unfortunately we lost Abbas Kiarostami last year. He was the filmmaker who introduced Iranian cinema to the world and made it a global brand. Majid Majidi is another professional director working in children cinema. I liked to pay tribute to these great filmmakers.”


The international jury payed tribute to late Kiarostami too.

He added: “Iran has much potential to let the animators grow and we must use such potentials. The festival must take animation industry seriously, encourage animators, and attract the audience attention to animation production.”

I like to thank the CIFEJ (Centre International de Film pour l'enfance et La Jeunesse) jury and a jury committee from China for contributing to this festival.
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