The 12th edition of the Cinema Verite has been scheduled to be held in Tehran in December 2018.
The international festival, which is Iran’s major documentary film event, will enjoy one of Imam Ali’s (AS) sayings as its motto; ‘Truth is the Best Guide’.
According to Shahnam Safajou, the festival’s public relations director, the call for submissions will be made next month on the festival’s website.
The event will also award the 9th Martyr Avini to the best film in its special section, which will screen documentaries on the themes of Islamic Revolution, Sacred Defense, and Resistance in the Region (i.e. Middle East).
The 12th Cinema Verite is aimed at protection of the nation's identity, promoting creative documentary, reinforcing the link between documentary cinema and social facts and events, introducing new global developments in documentary cinema, providing financial support for documentarians by distributing and screening their works in other festivals and removing hurdles to film production.
The following edition of the Cinema Verite is slated for December 9-16, 2018.