Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:19PM
Iran is planning to hold the 26th edition of its International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults in the historical city of Isfahan. The event will be held from October 8 to 12, commemorating Iran’s Children’s Day, announced head of the festival’s public relations office Jafar Goudarzi. The festival aims to connect children and adults, and promote world peace, Goudarzi said adding that children’s film festivals can be one of the many ways to create a safe world where children are not used for crime and sacrificed for greed. Iran’s 2011 International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults 67 films screened from 24 countries along with numerous Iranian productions in competition and non-competition sections. Indonesia, Croatia, Belgium, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Canada and Italy were among the countries who presented their productions during the 25th edition of the annual festival. The 2011 Special Jury Award was granted to Iran’s Ali Reisi and Reyhaneh Kavosh for The Moon's Guest while Ali Hosseinkhani and Morteza Ahmadvand won the event's Best Director Award for This is the Money for Fish. The International Section jury of the festival, comprising 23 members from 10 countries, announced A Bird in Forest (South Korea), Tamed Dragon (France) and Small Sounds (Colombia) as winners. The Dreamer by Riri Riza (Indonesia) also won the Special Jury Award of Children's Film World Organization. TE/TE