A jury member of the festival Shahram Karami said that the event plays an important role in the growth of children and young adults.

He added that the festival is highly important and its influence could be reviewed from various perspectives.

“This festival is a reciprocal opportunity for both artists and cultural officials, because artists can use this event to promote knowledge, science, awareness and better communication between the theatrical community of children and young adults and cultural officials can use the arts of children and youths to create a window to expand arts and culture.”

The festival returns after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic with participants from Italy, Greece, Turkey, Armenia and Iraq.

The motto of this year’s festival is: “Theater, the Flying of the Butterflies’ Imaginations”.

Five hundred works from domestic and foreign theater groups were submitted, 76 of which got the judges’ nod to participate in the event.

The 27th edition of the festival opened in Hamedan on June 22 and will wrap up on June 27 with announcing the winners.

The festival runs under the supervision of Amir Mashhadi-Abbas.


Source: Iran Daily