GREETING WORD of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan R.N.Minnikhanov to the participants and guests of the XV Kazan International Muslim Film Festival
24 April 2019News
Dear friends! I heartily greet the participants, guests and organizers of such a significant and representative Muslim cinema forum.
Its motto “Through the dialogue of cultures to the culture of dialogue” contains a call to piece and to comprehension in the modern cinematic language of the great universal truths and humanistic values of Islam, to friendship and cooperation of representatives of all nationalities and religions.
Tatarstan, being historically a unique cultural bridge between the West and the East, Christian and Muslim civilizations constantly demonstrates its commitment to traditional spiritual values, harmoniously combined with openness towards new creative ideas and trends. And the International festival of Muslim cinema, which for the 15th time gathers filmmakers from di¼erent countries in the capital of Tatarstan, is certainly one of the brightest confirmations.
Kazan cinema forum is not just a meeting place of professionals and film amateurs, but a unique creative workshop where our past is rethought and images of future are created. During recent years the Muslim festival has also become an authoritative business platform: along with the film presentations, the cooperation agreements are signed, film projects are presented, international film production is developing.
I am sure that rich program of the film festival and participation of national and foreign coryphaeus in it and young talented cinematographers will make it a unique event in the cultural life not only the national, but also on all-Russian scale.
I sincerely wish the participants and the organizers of the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival friendly, well-coordinated work and new creative achievements and all fans of cinema art the most positive emotions and unforgettable impressions!
President of Tatarstan Republic R.N. Minnikhanov