Ceremony of the XII Kazan International festival of Muslim cinema

The opening ceremony of the XII Kazan International festival of Muslim cinema took place on 5 September at entertainment cultural complex «Pyramid».  There were a lot of well-known directors as Alexander Proshkin, Siddiq Barmak, Usman Saparov, Yuri Bykov, Majid Majidi, Konstantin Lopushansky, Yusup Razykov, famous actors Yury Nazarov, Lyudmila Hityaeva, Lyudmila Maltseva, Boris Lvovich, Polina Tolstun, Irida Khusainova, singers Renat Ibragimov and Tamara Yandieva, and cameraman Valery Sevastyanov and the others.

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Kazan International Muslim Film Festival has become a symbol of cultural unity

The opening ceremony of the XII Kazan International festival of Muslim cinema took place on 5 September at Cultural and Entertainment Center «Pyramid». Many well-known directors like Alexander Proshkin, Siddiq Barmak, Usman Saparov, Yuri Bykov, Majid Majidi, Konstantin Lopushansky, Yusup Razykov, famous actors Yury Nazarov, Lyudmila Hityaeva, Lyudmila Maltseva, Boris Lvovich, Polina Tolstun, Irida Khusainova, singers Renat Ibragimov and Tamara Yandieva, cameraman Valery Sevastyanov and the others have stepped on the red carpet..

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Alexander Proshkin: «The Kazan film festival is a unique and important for our multi-religious country phenomenon»

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.

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Director Majid Majidi: movie stars, entrepreneurs and ordinary workers starring film about the Prophet Muhammad on a par.

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.

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The II Educational Forum «Cinema time» was opened in «Mir» Cinema House

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».

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XII Kazan International festival of Muslim cinema

XII International festival of Muslim cinema, which is being held from 5 to 11 September 2016 in Kazan, is one of the largest film festivals annually held in the capital of Tatarstan since 2005. Selected program includes films about peacemaking, tolerance, and the ways of building inter-ethnic dialogue. The festival concept is reflected in its motto: «Through the dialogue of cultures to the culture of dialogue». The Ministry of culture of the Tatar Republic, Kazan City Municipality, and the Russia Muftis Council are the founders of the Kazan Film festival. It is traditionally held under patronage of Tatarstan President Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov.

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«Muhammad: the Messenger of God» — XII Kazan Film Festival opening film

XII International Festival of Muslim Cinema begins on 5 September in Kazan. Its program starts with symbolic screening of «Muhammad: the Messenger of God» by Iranian film director Majid Majidi. The motion picture, created in 2015, is the most expensive (about 50 million $) and time consuming (10 years) project in the history of Iranian cinema. It was widely recognized in different countries and nominated for the «Oscar» Academy Awards as the «Best foreign language film». More