The Seventh Tehran International Animation Festival will be held from 6th to 10th March 2011 by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults.
Aims and Objectives of the Festival
Providing an opportunity for artists to exchange ideas through gathering purposeful presentation of the animation works.
Discovering potentials and encouraging young animators to innovate and create.
Developing abilities through new techniques and perspectives.
The festival is categorized in four sections: Competition, non competitive category, Special Screening and Panorama.
A Short History of Tehran International Animation Festival
Despite the four decades of animation production in Iran and the three-decade experience of KANOON (Institute for the intellectual Development of children & Young Adults) in Producing animations, screening the animated films in the country was limited to lateral sections of Iranian film festivals (along documentaries and fiction films) until the last year of twentieth century. This was while in spite of the disregard and neglecting, brilliant animations were produced, most of which could have gain diverse success in international fields.
The opening of the first Tehran International Animation Festival in February of 2000 was an end to this neglecting and a starting point for a new period in screening of national & foreign animations in Iran.
From the 896 works received by the bureau of the festival, 488 works were selected among which there were works of artists from 33 countries around the world. Two years later, in the beginning of the third millennium, Iranian animation was no more desperate and isolated. Although the festival was arranged for the professionals of the field, it was welcomed by a huge audience and the animations of 36 countries attended the third edition of festival, showed an improved in quality.