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16th Resistance filmfest announces schedule

The 16th Resistance Int’l Film Festival is to be held on two occasions.

Organizers of the 16th edition of the Resistance International Film Festival (RIFF) have scheduled to hold the gala on two occasions.

The latest edition of the event will be held in two time periods; one in coincidence with Basij Week and the other on the 40th Anniversary of the declaration of Iraq-Iran and the beginning of the Sacred Defense.

The secretariat of the gala announced this round will be held in two sections of competitive and parallel events.

The first section is slated for the Sacred Defense week (September 21 – 27) and includes Health Defenders, Festival of Festivals, and the Provincial Election of the Basiji Filmmakers.

The 16th RIFF will also dedicate a special section to films on health workers.

The category titled ‘Health Defenders’ has been established in honor of the health care workers on the front line of fighting against COVID-19.

An exhibition of photos and posters on the medical staff will also be held on the sidelines of the event.

Those interested in taking part at the national competitions, which will be held on September 21-27, can register at the festival’s website. The registration opened on June 9 and will continue until August 20.

Meanwhile, the online registration for the international competitions taking place on November 21-27, opened on June 9 and will continue until September 26.

A number of conferences will also be held on the sidelines of the festival.

The RIFF, one of the most prestigious international film festivals in Iran, 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.