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ROYA Film House and Armanshahr Foundation/OPEN ASIA are pleased to announce the inauguration, for the first time in the region, of the International Women’s Film Festival. The Festival is supported by FORTY institutions and media both national and international media such as TOLO TV, 8 Sobh daily, the International Association of Women in Radio and Television- India, Civil Society and Human Rights Organization, Shahrzad (radio for Girls), Mardom and Mojdeh radios and a number of other national human rights and international organizations such as the International Federation for Human Rights. The city of Herat and its Citadel will host the three-day International Film Festival (7 to 9 March 2013) on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The Festival will take place every year, however the first Festival is not competitive.

The Festival has already received more than 60 films from 15 countries. A selection of these films will be shown during the festival and three workshops led by specialists will allow local film/radio/TV workers to profit from them.The last call to national and international film makers to send their works (fiction/documentary) on the theme of “women” was set for 24 Feb 2013.