Kabul to host fifth edition of Herat International Women’s Film Festival
Kabul is set to host the
fifth edition of the “International Women’s Film Festival – Herat” for four
days between August 26-29 in which 47 films selected among 200 films already
submitted for consideration, will be screened during the festival.
The Secretariat of the
5th edition of the International Women’s Film Festival – Herat said that 47
films from Afghanistan, India, Myanmar, Turkey, France, Egypt, Italy, UK,
Belgium, Iran, Russia, United States, Lebanon, Vietnam, China, Bangladesh,
Kazakhstan, Germany, Portugal, and Korea have been selected to be screened
during the festival.
According to the
statement, jury of the festival, cinematographers, and women’s rights activists
from Afghanistan, India, Germany, Spain, and Iran would award the festival’s statuette
and prizes to the selected films in different categories.
The IWFF is the first
ever women’s film festival in the region which has hosted around 1,300 films
from different countries over past four editions.
In addition to famous Afghan filmmakers and cultural figures, the event will be attended by international guests from other countries as well.