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Cinema Vérité 2019 to be held in Tehran’s Charsou Cineplex

The 13th Cinema Vérité is to be held in Tehran’s Charsou Cineplex.

The 13th edition of the Cinema Vérité, Iran’s International Documentary Film Festival, has been scheduled to be held in Tehran’s Charsou Cineplex.

Documentary enthusiasts will have a great opportunity this December to watch the best and latest documentary productions of Iran and the world during the 13th Cinema Vérité.

For the fourth consecutive year, Charsou Cineplex in downtown Tehran will host the Cinema Vérité.

According to the event's organizers, this year’s lineup includes 55 titles from 39 countries.

This year, the number of submitted films to the national section experienced some eight percent increase compared to last year, with the number of submissions standing at 634.

It was previously announced that about 6,000 documentaries from more than 100 countries have been submitted to the international section of the festival.

The public relations office of the event announced that German filmmakers lead the list with eight films, French documentarians will have seven films, while Italy and the US come next, each with six titles to go on the festival’s screen.

The Netherlands, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania and Qatar each have three representatives in the 13th Cinema Vérité, while Russia, Spain, Poland, Turkey, Egypt, Serbia, Bosnia, Estonia, Afghanistan, Austria, Hungary, and the UK each have two titles in the lineup.

Other participating filmmakers are from Belgium, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Switzerland, Macedonia, Cambodia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Sudan, Chad, Argentina, Ireland, Ghana, Romania, Portugal, Croatia, and Ukraine.

Some films have been jointly produced with two or more countries.

Organized by the Documentary and Experimental Film Center, the first edition of the Cinéma Vérité was held in 2007.

Over the past decade it has emerged as one of the important events on Iran's documentary film calendar.

The 13th edition of the Cinéma Vérité will be held on December 9-16, 2019.