Kazan Muslim Film Festival signed seven cooperation agreements with international film festivals
25 April 2019News
On April 25, the administration of the 15th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival signed seven cooperation agreements with film festivals from Bangladesh, Nepal, Syria, Tajikistan and Russia (Dagestan, Sochi and Rostov-on-Don). The procedure was held within the framework of KazanSummit-2019 International Economic Summit at Kazan Expo.
The first agreement with the Kazan Film Festival represented by its executive director Milyausha Aituganova was signed with the Didor International Film Festival (Tajikistan) represented by its director Safar Hakdodov. He expressed his hope for further fruitful cooperation with the representatives of Tatarstan.
The list of the official partners of the Kazan Muslim Film Festival also includes: Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival, Dhaka International Film Festival (Bangladesh); Youth Cinema and Short Films Festival (Syria), Dagestan International Film Festival, Sochi International Film Festival and International Motivational Films Festival (Rostov-on-Don).
‘We are focusing on films about human rights from different parts of the world. The previous edition of the festival has received over 2 000 entries. We hope that after signing this agreement, our cooperation with the Kazan Film Festival will be even more fruitful’, commented Arun de Joshi, the director of the Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival.
Director of the Dhaka Film Festival, Ahmed Mostafa Zamal, mentioned that it was his second visit to Kazan and expressed his hope that the agreement would improve the performance of both film festivals and open new filmmakers.
The president of the Motivational Films Festival, Oleg Taktarov, noted the festival has helped to bring more tourist to Rostov: ‘Our film festival is also a sports festival. We consider these developments to be very valuable to share. I hope that we will cooperate more actively with Tatarstan’, he said. Oleg Taktarov also proposed to hold a festival of motivational films in Kazan.
The agreement, in particular, notes that the document is ‘concluded within the framework of the implementation of the principles of dialogue and interaction in the fields of culture and humanities, which the Kazan Film Festival and its partners promote’. It is planned that the parties will encourage mutual exchanges in the field of cultural heritage and cinema arts through the joint organization of festivals and film screenings.