Art for Peace Festival to open in Tehran on Sept. 14 

September 3, 2018

TEHRAN – The Mellat Cineplex in Tehran will be hosting the 6th edition of the Art for Peace Festival from September 14 to 28, the organizers announced on Sunday.

“The festival has been organized to bring hope, peace and happiness to the everyday life of people but perhaps this would not come true due to the current economic and financial issues in the country,” the director of the festival, Fereidun Farbud, said in a press conference at the cineplex.

“Like the previous editions, the festival concerns world peace and environmental issues such as the water crisis in the country,” he added.

The Art for Peace Festival will be showcasing a variety of artworks by Iranian and international artists in the media of painting, photo, sculpture, installation, video art, cinema and theater to promote the culture of peace and a world without violence.

About 300 artworks created in various media have been selected to be showcased during the festival.

A lineup of 41 films produced in 2017 and 2018, out of which 20 are debut films, will be screened during the event.

In addition, 17 theatrical performances will go on stage at Baran Theater.

Photo: A poster for the 6th edition of the Art for Peace Festival

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