Tunisia has held the first Iranian film week in an attempt to introduce the Persian culture and cinematic development in the capital city of Tunis.
The event, which kicked off on December 8, 2011, has been organized by Iran's cultural attaché in Tunisia in collaboration with the cultural deputy of the Islamic Relations and Culture Organization, and Tunisia's institute of cultural heritage and cinematic affairs.
Titled Cultural Relations, the film week screens 27 films by Iranian directors, IRNA reported.
As agreed between the two countries, Iran is slated to hold several film weeks in different Tunisian provinces each month, stated Iranian cultural attaché in Tunisia Sadeq Ramezani.
Internationally renowned Iranian director Majid Majidi's Song of Sparrows opened the cultural week's ceremony.
Different cultural panels about Iranian cinema will be held on the sidelines of the event with Tunisian directors and producers discussing joint projects with their Iranian counterparts.