Palestine, Lebanon, Syria wishing to attend the Cinema Vérité festival in Iran – Society / Culture News


An adviser to the CEO of the Center for the Development of Documentary and Experimental Cinema in Iran said that filmmakers from the three nations in the resistance axis are interested in attending the next festival in Iran.

“The cultural and artistic centers of Gaza, Syria and Lebanon have expressed their desire to participate in the festival. These countries tend to have different sections, workshops, including Martyr Avini and Martyr Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani Award, ”said Ahad Mikaeilzadeh.

“Iranian cinema is ubiquitous and effective in the world and has the potential to become a factor of actions in the field of international relations,” he noted.

“The cinema of the Islamic Revolution has an irreplaceable role on the international scene. Thus, the Truth cinema develops with the fiction cinema and constitutes one of the priorities of the cultural sphere of the system”, added the adviser.

“Cinema, as a source of electricity production, plays an important role in identifying and raising awareness of human problems and of the moral, cultural and identity virtues of our region,” he noted, adding: “Realizing common concepts and conveying them to audiences in the region and the international arena of documentary filmmaking can be a platform for interactions and attract audiences thirsty to see and hear the truth.”

He expressed hope that the festival films could be screened in Gaza, Damascus and Beirut.

Chaired by Hamidi Moqadam, the 15th edition of Cinéma Vérité will be held in Tehran from December 6 to 16.

The Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC) organizes the annual event.

The festival has several sections, including National, International, Martyr Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani Award, Martyr Avini Prize, Special Screenings, Portrait, Mirror of a Festival, Focus on a Country, Panorama, Workshop and Doc Market.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s festival will be held in an online format.

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