On April, 24 - 30 2019 Kazan International Muslim Film Festival will be held within the framework of the XI International Economic Summit "Russia - Islamic World: KazanSummit 2019" to achieve a synergistic effect.
Kazan International Muslim Film Festival is held in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan since 2005 with the motto “To the dialogue of cultures through the culture of dialogue”. The first festival was initiated by the Council of Muftis of Russia, Federal agency for culture and cinematography of Russia, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan with the support of the president of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The aim of the festival is the experience exchange of the workers in the sphere of culture and Arts of Russia and Muslim countries of the neighboring and far-abroad countries, display of the creative achievements of the Muslim cinematographers and the representatives of the other religious affiliation, who make films popularizing human, spiritual and moral values as well as cultural traditions, the formation of the objective views of the world and Russian community about Muslims and Islam.
This year more than 400 films from 44 countries of the world were announced and invited to participate in the program of the XV Kazan International Muslim Film Festival. It is worth noting that the geography of the films participating in the festival is extensive: European countries (France, Germany, Serbia, Portugal, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.), Russia, the states of the former USSR (Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia, etc. ), USA, Turkey, Iran, countries of South Asia (Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh), Africa (Kenya, Morocco, Egypt), etc.
The festival will include a presentation of the 7 Days Cinema Competition for young filmmakers, as well as a fashion show aimed at developing the inter-country textile industry and trade.
Full competitive short-list of films posted on the official festival website