The 26th International Children and Young Adults film Festival was inaugurated in a ceremony on Monday evening in Isfahan attended by Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Mohammad Hoseini and a number of high ranking local officials.
According to Public Relations, Information and International Affairs of the Ministry of Culture Dr. Hoseini speaking on the occasion called film makers to produce high quality and interesting films for Iranian youngsters in other to prevent them from being attracted by western culture and way of life. He said the real heroes of Iranian history and mythology are those martyred commanders who protected the country against the enemies.
Isfahan historically also rendered in English as Ispahan, Sepahan, Esfahan or Hispahan, is the capital of Isfahan Province in Iran, located about 340 kilometres (211 miles) south of Tehran. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 1,756,126 and its built-up (or metro) area was home to 2,391,738 inhabitants including Khomeynishahr, Shahinshahr, Khvorasgan, Dorcheh Piaz, Falavarjan, Kelishad Va Sudarjan, Abrisham, Kushk and Kharizsang cities.
The Greater Isfahan Region had a population of 3,793,104 in the 2011 Census, the second most populous metropolitan area in Iran after Tehran. The counties of Isfahan, Borkhar, Najafabad, Khomeynishahr, Shahinshahr, Mobarakeh, Falavarjan, Tiran o Karvan, Lenjan and Jay all constitute the metropolitan city of Isfahan.