Documentary filmmaker, whose works are presented in the competition program of the XII KIFMC were introduced to media on September the 8th. Mehdi Ganji («I want to be a king»)About his films told, Galina and Anna Yevtushenko («Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi ‘) and Mourad Ibrahimbeyov (» My Dagestan. Confession «) told a few words about their films.
On September the 8th in the press center of the XII Kazan Film Festival a meeting with directors of full-length feature films – the participants of the competition program was held. The director Tunku Mona Riza and producer Haris Sulong who introduced the film «Humility» (Malaysia), and actress Fatima Altai, who played a major role in the film «Going to Heaven» (UAE) attended the press event .
This year, the Kazan Kremlin has become one of the sites of the International Muslim Film Festival. Every day, there are demonstrations from out of competition programs and meet-the-artist events. The first guest was the People’s Artist of the RSFSR Lyudmila Khityaeva.
The participants and the guests of Kazan film festival share their impressions of the capital of Tatarstan and the forum of Muslim cinema.
September,7 a press conference with the participants of the XII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival in the «Short-length feature film» nomination was held.
XII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival every year expands its boundaries. One of the innovations of the festival this year was that number of screening sites was enlarged. Thus, the third day of the Film Forum was finished with out of competition program «A man. In the world of people», which was held in the First Chamber Theatre of Kazan «Theatre. Act.»
On September, 7 screenings of Tatarstan film directors are shown within the non-competition program»Ours (Made in Tatarstan)» of the XII International Festival of Muslim Cinema in the lecture hall of the centre «Hermitage-Kazan» in the Kremlin.
On September 7, the press-centre of the XII International Festival of Muslim Cinema, being located in «Rodina» cinema house, arranged a press conference with the participants of the competition program of the forum in the nomination «Short-length documentary film.» Directors from France, Syria, Sweden, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania and Russia told about the creation history of their pictures.
The second day of the forum «Cinema time» was opened by a meet-the-artist event with a representative of independent films, a jury member of the competition program «Young Russia» Yury Bykov.
After greeting the guests, Bykov immediately suggested to arrange a meeting in a dialogue form: «I do not really like the word “master class”, because it presupposes a more serious approach, a ready background. I want to have a talk so that to be as useful as possible for you».