The 15th edition of the Resistance International Film Festival (RIFF) in Iran has announced the titles to compete at the New Narration section.
'Description of a Photo' by Satiyar Emami, 'Return' by Mohammad-Sadeq Mobini, 'From Dagger' by Seyyed-Hashem Mousavi, 'For Nubl, for Azzahra' by Mohammad-Hossein Hemmatinezhad, and 'Orchid on Fire' by Shokoufeh Goudarzi are in the documentary lineup.
The list of short features include 'Story of that Day' by Hossein Sheikh, 'The Man Came' by Siavash Chavoshi, 'Cradle' by Seyyed-Javad Hadi-Asl, 'Abata' by Seyyed-Mahmoud Sharifi-Asl, and 'Nameless Defender' by Rouhollah Kordmir.
This edition of the festival has received more than 1600 submissions, including feature, short and documentary films, from more than 70 countries around the globe.
Most of the submissions are from the US and France. Filmmakers from Germany, Turkey, England, Italy, Canada, Spain, Brazil and dozens of other countries have also applied to take part at the event.
The RIFF is dedicated to productions on wars and the repercussions of armed conflicts in the world.
It also puts a spotlight on the resistance of the Palestinian people against the Zionist regime, Daesh and their terrorist attacks in the region, and the world’s tyrants and their backing of Daesh.
The RIFF is being organized every year by the Revayat Cultural Foundation and the Film Association of the Islamic Revolution and the Sacred Defense in collaboration with other cultural organizations.
The 15th edition of the RIFF will be held on November 26-December 1, 2018, at Felestin Theater Hall in Tehran.