The Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC), the main organizer of the event, announced that the program, titled “World’s Best”, will screen the documentaries during Iran’s major international festival for documentary films.
Earlier last week, the organizers announced that they will screen ‘Mother-Child’ by Argentinean-born filmmaker Andrea Testa. The film won the Best Mid-Length Documentary Award at the Hot Docs in Toronto, Canada, and a special mention at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2019.
This year, the Cinema Vérité has also dedicated a special section to screen documentaries on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organizers of the festival have received more than 130 submissions on the pandemic in the COVID-19 category.
The four top selected works in this category will be honored at the closing ceremony, while the international section of the festival is non-competitive this year.
The 14th edition of the Cinema Vérité will be held online due to the coronavirus outbreak in December 2020.