Jasmine Intl. Film Festival 2014 kicks off in Tehran, Amol

The second edition of Jasmine International Film Festival (TJIFF) has kicked off simultaneously in two Iranian cities of Tehran and Amol.

Head of Iran’s Cinema Organization Hojatollah Ayoubi, a number of officials and veteran cineastes attended the opening ceremony held at Iranian capital city of Tehran and the northern city of Amol in Mazandaran Province at the same time on Saturday.

Many Iranian and international visual arts lovers and experts have flocked to the festival to review Iranian TV and Home Video productions and compare them with the other productions of the world, the Secretary of festival Hossein Mosafer Astaneh announced.

Turkey, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, Indonesia, Belgium, South Korea, France and Austria are some of the countries whose representatives have partaken in the event.

A number of eminent Iranian actors have been honored during the festival’s opening gala. Faramarz Qaribian, Roya Teymourian, Mahmoud Azizi, Saeed Poursamimi, Fatemeh Goudarzi and Changiz Jalilvand are among the hailed cineastes.

Organized by Iran’s Visual Media Institute in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, the festival is hosting the participants in five competitive sections.

The competitors are to contend for awards in Iran Competition, Video-Cinema Competition, Feature Animation Competition, Script Writing Competition and World Competition.

The works should follow the themes such as Family Values, Environmental Protection, Spirituality and Modern Life, Struggle against Injustice and Human Rights, according to the festival’s website.

The participated films are also required to be more than 75 minutes and completed after January 2012.

Jasmine festival aims to encourage cultural diversity and provide the opportunity of comparing the quality of various productions.

The second Jasmine International Film Festival is scheduled to run until August 28, 2014.

By Press TV


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