TEHRAN June 29 (MNA) -- For the first time filmmakers from the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus will participate in the Fourth Varesh Short Film Festival to be held from September 12 until September 16, 2004 in Babol in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran, the public relations office of the festival announced on Tuesday.

The filmmakers are from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Russia, Turkmenistan, Dagestan, and Chechnya.


“Presence of the filmmakers at the festival will be a good opportunity for development of cultural ties between these countries and Iran,” said Yazdan Ashiri, the director of the festival’s public relations office.


This year’s theme of the festival theme is short films featuring public culture. Varesh is a local Mazandarani word meaning rain.


This year, the festival is also scheduled to highlight the works of young filmmakers from the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan.





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