The Children's Rights Film Festival, supported by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, starts on 12 November. As part of the festival to be held online due to the pandemic, 41 films will be open to children and adults for 8 days.
Awareness studies continue in line with the “child-friendly city” vision of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer. The 10th Children's Rights Film Festival (ICRFF) is held online with a new selection on 12-20 November. At the festival, where a limited number of films will be brought together with the audience due to the pandemic, 41 films will be open to children and adults for 8 days. With the special permission of the copyright holders, the films that will be screened in the original language can be accessed free of charge with Turkish and English subtitles at icrff.org.
The festival, which aims to increase artistic-cultural productions related to children's rights, is carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema, the European Union Delegation to Turkey, UNICEF Turkish National Committee, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Child Rights Culture and Art Association.
The festival features films from the USA, Germany, Belarus, Czechia, Denmark, Philippines, France, India, Iran, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Hungary, Malaysia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Portugal, Russia and Singapore as well as Turkey. taking. The film selections in the program are divided into sub-titles as “Child Directors”, “Children's Rights Through the Eyes of Adults” and “Feature Films on Children's Rights”. The “Child Directors” section, which is included in order to support children's participation rights, includes films by directors under the age of 18. Other films in the festival were classified by academics as appropriate for children's age groups.
Article 10 discussed
In the festival, where an article of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is discussed every year, attention is drawn to the 10th article of the convention, “Children whose parents live in different countries, have the right to enter or leave any country in order to be with their families”. Exhibitions, workshops and panels held in previous years in accordance with the theme will not be held this year due to the pandemic. However, the interviews and the award ceremony will be held online. Award at the festival kazanThe moments will be announced on social media on Saturday, November 20th at 19.00 on World Children's Day.