Palestine, Lebanon, Syria Keen to Attend Cinema Vérité Festival in Iran

Palestine, Lebanon, Syria Keen to Attend Cinema Vérité Festival in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Filmmakers from Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria have expressed their willingness to take part in the 15th edition of the Iran International Documentary Film Festival, known as the Cinema Vérité, which will be held in December.

An advisor to the CEO of the Center for the Development of Documentary and Experimental Cinema of Iran said moviemakers from the three nations in the axis of resistance are interested to attend the upcoming festival in Iran.

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

"The Iranian cinema is pervasive and effective in the world and has the potential to become a factor for actions in the field of international relations," he noted.

"The cinema of the Islamic Revolution has an irreplaceable role in the international arena. Therefore, the Vérité Cinema is developing along with fiction cinema and is one of the priorities of the cultural sphere of the system," the adviser added.

“Cinema, as a source of power generation, has a significant role in identifying and raising human issues and moral, cultural, and identity virtues of our region,” he noted, adding, “Achieving common concepts and conveying them to the audience of the region and the international arena in documentary cinema can be a platform for interactions and attracting an audience that is thirsty to see and hear the truth."

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

Presided by Hamidi Moqadam, the 15th edition of Cinema Vérité is slated to be held in Tehran on December 6-16.

The Documentary and Experimental Film Centre (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 online format.

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