Greeting word of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan R.N.Minnikhanov to the participants and guests of the XIV Kazan International Muslim Film Festival
4 September 2018News
I cordially greet the participants, guests and organizers of the XIV Kazan International Muslim Film Festival.
The capital of multinational Tatarstan for many years has been the traditional venue for international and all-Russia forums, signifi- cant economic, cultural, scientific-educational events, holds strong positions among the cities participating in the film festival move- ment.
Kazan International Muslim Film Festival has become rightly one of the visiting cards of modern Tatarstan. Having incorporated the best films of the Islamic world representatives into its rich repertoire, it tells of eternal spiritual values by the means of accessible cine- matography language contributing to the development of inter-civilizational dialogue, strengthening peace and harmony in the society. It is very symbolic that this festival is held simultaneously with the Kazan forum of intercultural dialogue under the aegis of UNESCO, in the year of celebration of the anniversaries of two famous philosophers and educators: Tatar theologian Shihabutdin Marjani and Russian writer Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy.
Tatarstan residents are looking forward to a new meet with bright festival. I am sure that rich program and participation of honored foreign and Russian artists as well as promising young actors and directors in the cinema forum will be a key to its creative success and winning by the festival wide audience sympathy.
From all my heart I wish the participants and the organizers of the festival fruitful work and creative success and all the spectators and cinema fans new unforgettable meets with beautiful!
President of the Republic of Tatarstan