MESSAGE FROM MAYOR FRANK SCARPITTI

On behalf of Members of Council and the City of Markham, I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to everyone attending the Cyrus International Film Festival (CIFF).

I would like to commend Dr. Amir Ganjavi, Dr. Reza Moridi and the team at the Cyrus International Film Festival for your exceptional efforts in celebrating cinematic excellence and our strong diversity. Thank you for creating the opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the life-long achievements of legendary actor, Behrooz Vosoughi. The Arts have the power to unite and inspire us, while these shared experiences bring us closer as a community. As the Mayor of Markham, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the organizers, volunteers, artists and participants who have made this festival possible. Thank you for your ongoing commitment and dedication to elevating discourse and promoting social cohesion through the power of film.

Best wishes for an enjoyable evening.

Sincerely,

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