The XIX Kazan International Muslim Film Festival (KIMFF) takes place in the capital of Tatarstan from September 5 to 9. Yesterday there was the opening ceremony of the event. Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Chairman of the National Council of the World Congress of the Tatars Vasil Shaykhraziev greeted all participants and guests on behalf of the Rais (Head) of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.
According to him, Tatarstan, being one of the leading subjects of the Republic of Tatarstan, raises a lot of questions concerning the life of Muslims and Islam in general.
This year, the organizing committee of the XIX Kazan International Muslim Film Festival received a total of 712 submissions from 44 countries. The competitive program included 52 films from 21 countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Great Britain, Greece, Egypt, India, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia and Turkey.
There are ten nomination in each of the following categories “Full-length Feature Film”, “Short Feature Film”, “Full-length Documentary Film” and “Short Documentary Film”, while 12 more films are nominated in the National Competition, which includes movies produced in Tatarstan and films about Tatarstan.