According to the director of one of the new sections of the RIFF Nasser Bakideh, “The festival has consisted of several sections, some of which were held during the Sacred Defense Week in September. The selected works of the sections, in addition to the best of the coming sections, will be competing in the ‘Film in Its Absolute Meaning’ category, and the winner will be receiving the grand prize.”
He also called out some of the ideal characteristics of the selected films from each section, including proper content, good communication with the audience, good structure and high influence on the viewers.
“The film must be the most influential compared to the budget allotted to the project,” Bakideh added.
In addition, the organizers will pay tribute to Iranian correspondent Mohsen Khazaee who covered the war news in Syria for several years and was martyred in Aleppo on November 12, 2016.
The festival has been organized in two stages, the first of which took place during the Sacred Defense Week from September 21 to 28.
The second part of the Resistance festival will be held from November 21 to 27 to celebrate the anniversary of Basij Day, which falls on November 25.