Press Office of the 13th edition of Kazan Muslim Film Festival is pleased to invite media members to attend press screenings in the run-up to the festival.
The organizing committee of Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema actively works to configure the program. In the Directorate of Film Festival has received more than 200 films , applications for participation . Festival will be held in the capital of Tatarstan in September this year . More
The prize for «The Best Feature film» — «A piece of sugar», dir. Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi, Iran; More
On September 10, honorable guests of the 8th Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema went to visit ancient city Bulgar to walk around historical places and to know about this sightseeing of Tatarstan as more as possible. Despite the rain and cold, this trip was called by the guests as “long-awaited event”. 60 people went to Kazan version Mecca including Alexander Orlov and Alla Budnitskaya who arrived in Kazan the day before. Bulgar is one of the capitals of Volga-Kama Bulgaria, later one of the biggest cities of the Gold Horde. The city was founded by Volga region bulgars in the 10th century. In 922, for the first time in the territory of Russia, in Bulgar Islam was adopted voluntarily as an established religion. It happened some decades before Kiev Russia Christianization. In 1431 after the city’s destruction, the residents abandoned it. And the city was no longer restored. More
From September 10, for 3 days, the American documentaries will be shown at the “Mir” cinema house. This show has the label “Show us” and will be the part of the 8th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival. “Oscar-winning” documentary “Undefeated” will start the show. The special guest of the festival and the co-director of the film Daniel Lindsay will present the film. The honourable guest arrived in Kazan today in the morning and right then the journalists started asking questions. Being a specialist in documentary film making he told about the hardships that documentaries face to get to cinema halls’ screenings in the USA. More
Lilian Navrozashvili came to the 8th KIFMC to watch films, to communicate with colleagues and have a walk along the native streets. «We came yesterday night and immediately came out on the street. I visit Kazan every year, it’s my hometown, I grew up here, and graduated from the Kazan School of the Theatre. I love Kazan, and I am glad to see that the Art develops here. Also I am very proud that the festival of Mislim films takes place here. I am very happy that young people have an opportunity to see movies of the directors from the whole world”, – actress said on press-conference. More
“After watching my film people change their lives”, Salim Ahmed, the director of the film says. Еру Muslim film festival shows different films from various countries, non-stop. Most of the films are presented by the filmmakers themselves and the film “Abu son of Adam” is not an exception. More
One day at the festival, people were suggested to have cinema therapy, due to it, people can start their way to wisdom and spirituality, right during watching the film. “Cinema therapy is one of the ways to see self-inner limits and start to analyze the attitude to the things happening on the screen”, Victor Odintsov says. “It has three moments: 1 – looking at the screen and ask what helps or bothers people to get wiser, 2 – observing “their own” cinema, their own interpretation of the film, 3 – reading images right from the start of the film”. More
The most interesting press conference was held on September 9 as a part of VIII Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema. French scriptwriter and director Angelo Chianchi came to meet with reporters. The guest and the participant was joking and smiling, trying to record everything around on his camera. He is planning to come back to our festival and show this film next year.
Yesterday at the 8th Kazan International Muslim Films Festival, the first film directed by Farhot Abdullayev «Presumed consent» was shown. More