The idea of having such a museum was first proposed two years ago by the executive director of the festival, Iman Hojjati.
Although the outbreak of the coronavirus postponed the launching of the museum, the necessary agreements have been made with organizations such as the Farabi Cinema Foundation, Ministry of Education, State Welfare Organization of Iran, known as Behzisti, the Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and Adolescents and some others which might have some documents from the festival.
A total of 556 films, comprising 438 Iranian and 118 foreign works, have been submitted to the secretariat of the International Film Festival for Children & Youth in Iran this year.
Organized by Iran Cinema Organization, in association with Farabi Cinema Foundation and the Isfahan Municipality, the event will be held simultaneously in Tehran and Isfahan on October 8-13.
The ICFF “aims to promote ethical values such as family unity, appropriate lifestyle, respect for humanity, self-esteem, social responsibility, environmental protection and also seeks to create awareness of future challenges,” according to the event’s official website.
This year’s festival will probably take place in hybrid form, like last year.