The closing ceremony of the first part of the gala was held at Tehran’s Sacred Defense Garden on late Sunday.
Festival of Festivals section:
Best Video Clip: ‘Holoul’ by Farid Farkhondeh-Kish
Best Animation: ‘Dark City’ by Amir Mehran
Best Short Fiction: ‘All Maryams’ by Ammar Khatti
Best Short Documentary: ‘A Letter from Damascus’ by Abbas Imanian
Best Feature-Length Documentary Films: ‘Women with Gun Powdered Earrings’ by Reza Farahmand
Cinema Section: ‘Survivor’ by Seifollah Daad
Health Defenders section:
Motion Graphic: ‘Coronavirus’ by Pouya Raeesi
Video Clips: ‘One Day Again’ by Mohajer Tohid-Parast
Best Animation: ‘The Savior’ by Arjun Mukherjee from India
Best Short Fiction: ‘Last Meeting’ by Mohsen Mashreqi
Best Short Documentary: ‘In the Silence of Night’ by Amir-Hossein Mirsaberi
Coinciding with the Sacred Defense Week and covering the Health Defenders and Festival of Festivals sections, the first part of the event was held on September 21-27.
The next part, to be held on November 21-27, coinciding with “Basij” week, includes Main Competition section, Resistance Prominent Martyr - special section, Best Film Competition in Absolute Sense section, and Narrations of Pen - Scriptwriting Competition section.
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 its terrorist attacks in the region, as well as the world’s tyrants and their backing of Daesh.