Iran's Resistance International Film Festival Opens for Entries

Iran's Resistance International Film Festival Opens for Entries

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The 16th Resistance International Film Festival in Iran has invited world filmmakers to submit their entries for the event, scheduled to take place this fall.

The event, divided into two “National” and “International” sections, will be held on September 21-27 and November 21-27, celebrating the “Sacred Defense” and “Basij” weeks respectively.

The National Section will be held in Tehran while the International Section is scheduled to take place in teh southern city of Kerman, where prominent Iranian commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani has been laid to rest.

The commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was assassinated along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi, and their companions in a US drone strike near Baghdad International Airport earlier this year.

The Resistance International Film Festival is considered as one of the most prestigious international film festivals in Iran with an aim to create an atmosphere of dialogue and understanding of current human sufferings and to foster the human spirit of brotherhood, peace, and resisting oppression and cruelty.

The event seeks to use the language of film as a medium to fight terrorism and violence.

Filmmakers around the world are welcome to submit short-length and feature-length documentaries, short-length and feature-length films, animations and music videos relevant to the festival's topics.

The awards presented include Resistance Festival Grand Award for the best filmmaking talent; the festival trophy, an honorary diploma, and cash prize to encourage and aid the filmmaker for their next film.

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