The 11th Cinema Verite, Iran’s major international festival for documentary cinema, will be held December 10-17 in Tehran.
It is considered the most significant Iranian event on documentary cinema and is organized by the Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC), the largest center for production, distribution and promotion of documentary, animated and experimental pictures in the Middle East.
The festival is yet to call for submission of films, Young Journalists Club (YJC) reported. Also to be announced are regulations, sections, categories and awards for the event.
Organized by Iran’s Documentary and Experimental Film Center, the annual festival tries to promote an artistic expression of the relation between cinema and reality.
The 11th Cinema Verite is being held for: the protection of national identities, promoting creative documentary, help reinforce the link between documentary cinema and social facts and events, familiarization with new global developments in documentary cinema, financial support for documentarians by distributing and screening their works in other festivals and removing hurdles to film production.