12th Cinema Vérité annoucnes intl. competition lineup

TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) – 12th Iran International Documentary Film Festival, known as Cinema Vérité, has announced the lineup for the international competition section.

After reviewing some 4,000 films submitted from 100 countries to the Secretariat of the 12th Iran International Documentary Film Festival (Cinéma Vérité), the festival has picked 26 films from 20 countries to compete at the main competition section.

The competition program consists of three sections: short-length, half-length, and feature-length documentaries.

Nine documentaries have made it into the short-length section, including ‘Some of These Days’ by Vincent Förster (UK), and ‘Frog Hunters’ by Kurbağa Avcıları (Turkey).

The half-length documentary lineup consists of seven titles, including ‘The Mount of Ants’ by Riccardo Palladino (Italy), and ‘The Limits of Work’ by Apolena Rychlíková (Czech Republic).

The feature-length competition section includes ten titles, such as ‘Alicia’ by Maasja Ooms (Netherlands), ‘From Music to Silence’ by Farshid Akhlaghi (Australia), ‘Sharkwater Extinction’ by Rob Stewart (US), and ‘A Thousand Girls Like Me’ by Sahra Mani (France).

Documentary directors from India, France, Russia and the US, each with four titles, are leading the  international competition section of this year’s festival, followed by directors from Italy, Turkey, India, and Norway, each with two titles.  

Spain, UK, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Australia, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Qatar, and Tanzania each have one film in the competition lineup.

Organized by Iran Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC), the 12th Iran International Documentary Film Festival will be held under the theme ‘Truth is the Best Guide’ from 9th Dec. to 16th Dec. 2018 at Charsu Cineplex in downtown Tehran.

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