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Green film festival receives over 2000 submissions for visual art section

Published: July 31, 2017 


Over 2000 works have been submitted to the visual art section of the 6th edition of the International Green Film Festival, the organizers announced on Wednesday.

The works are from Artists from Iran, China, the U.S., Mexico, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Poland, South Korea, Russia, Ecuador and dozens of other countries.

The festival is Iran’s sole environmental event on motion pictures, which also regards other media on its sidelines.

The 6th edition of the festival will be held in Tehran and several other Iranian cities from September 9 to 15.

This year’s festival has put its spotlight on movies promoting green economy, secretary of the festival Farhad Tohidi said earlier in February.

The festival also plans to highlight sustainable tourism this year in line with UN World Tourism Organization’s decision to name 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Topics such as clean energy and sustainable cities have been taken into consideration in selecting movies for the festival, which was first scheduled to be held in July.

However, the Department of Environment, the main organizer of the event, postponed it until September due to the allegedly unpredictable intense heat in Iran. / Tehran times /