If you know Shiraz only with Persepolis and Pasargadae as a foreign tourist, you should know that Shiraz has other attractive features, too. A superb event has occurred in Shiraz over the past week. And in the coming weeks, Shiraz is going to host an international film festival as well.good news related to Shiraz
Shiraz named National City of handicrafts in Iran
Mosayyeb Amiri, the provincial chief of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Shiraz, announced that Shiraz has been named as the national city of handicrafts in Iran. “After registering the woodcarving in Abadeh City, we had put great effort into registering of Shiraz nationally and internationally,” he said.
“On July 22nd, the third session of the Strategic Council of Choosing National Cities and Villages was held. And the final decision was to name Shiraz as the national city of handicrafts in Iran.” He added.
“Our regional office has already given 12872 permissions for individual crafting and 2000 permissions for major crafting workshops. This statistics are according to the numbers registered on our electronic system for giving handicrafts’ required permissions. Besides, all of these workshops have high standard and large-scale production. At least 20 thousand people are producing handicrafts in Shiraz.” He noted “handicrafts of Shiraz are high-ranking regarding the number of national and international certificates received on their quality. In total, 112 handicrafts have achieved receiving the Award of Excellence for Handicrafts.”
The 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth
The other good news related to Shiraz is a cultural film event in Shiraz. Art and cinema deputy of the head office of the Culture Ministry in Fars Province announced the screening of the presented movies during “the Isfahan’s International Film Festival for Children and Youth” also in Shiraz. “According to the decisions made by Secretariat of the International Film Festival for Children and Youth, films submitted to this festival will be screened nationwide,” Mahdi Ranjbar added.
The 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth is going to be held during August 19-26, 2019. And it will be in two national and international categories.