During the 2020 edition of the festival, 142 Iranian and 25 foreign documentaries are to be screened online.
The 14th Cinema Verite is currently running online from December 15 and will continue until 22 in Tehran.
The festival will run in different sections, including National, International, and Martyr Avini Prize, Entrepreneurship Documentary Competition, CoronaVirus Special Section, Side Sections and commemorations.
The national competition section comprises the short, mid-length and feature-length documentaries while the international section of this edition of Cinema Verite will be held in non-competition format due to the spread of coronavirus.
The international section of the festival also enjoys various non-competition sections such as Special Displays, Mirror of a Festival, Portrait, Perspective of One Country Documentary Cinema, Chile Documentary Cinema, Masters of 2020 as well as 13 Editions & 13 Films.
A number of top Iranian and international documentarians and critics will be holding online workshops and panel discussions during the festival.
International figures to attend the online event include Betsy A. McLane, Bill Nichols and James Bertrand Longley along with famous Iranian documentarians Mehrdad Oskoee and Farhad Varahram.