A press-conference on the opening of the XII Kazan International festival of Muslim cinema (KIFMC) was held on 5 September in the Tatar Ministry of culture. Deputy Minister of culture of Tatarstan Guzel Sharipova, first Deputy Chairman of the Muslim religious board of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Batirov, director, screenwriter, national Russian artist, laureate of the USSR State prize, and a jury Chairman of the XII KIFMC Alexander Proshkin as well as a film expert, film critic, and a Selection Committee Chairman Sergei Lavrentiev have taken part in this event.
A closed press-screening of the opening film on the XII International Festival of Muslim Cinema (KIFMC) «Muhammad — the messenger of God» made by Iranian director Majid Majidi was held at «Mir»cinema on 4 September. Accredited journalists were the first in Kazan who could watch and evaluate one of the most anticipated festival movies of this year.
The opening of the II Educational Forum «Cinema time» took place at «Mir» Cinema House on the 5th of September, held within the XII Kazan Film Festival. The guests of the opening were the representatives of the Youth Center of the Filmmaking Union of Russia Dmitry Yakunin and Philipp Abryutin, as well as the film director from Tatartstan Alexey Barykin, the jury member of the competitive nomination «Young Russia».