The festival’s Public Relations and Information Centre announced that the last deadline for submitting the works to the second part of the cinematic event was October 21, 2020.
Out of 10,049 works submitted to the event, 636 are in ‘Narrations of Pen’, 768 in ‘Resistance Prominent Martyr’, 4,072 in main competition section, 2,900 in Basiji Filmmakers section, and 121 researches and analysis.
The first part of the festival, comprising Health Defenders and Festival of Festivals sections, wrapped up on September 27.
The next part, to be held on November 21-27, coinciding with “Basij” week, will include 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.