News ID: 278459
Published: 0412 GMT December 21, 2020

“Cinéma Vérité a vital reference in regional documentary cinema”

“Cinéma Vérité a vital reference in regional documentary cinema”

Cinéma Vérité is considered as an important event in the international arena and an important reference in the regional documentary cinema, said Mohammad-Mehdi Tabatabaei-Nejad, the secretary of 39th edition of the Fajr Film Festival (FFF).

He made the remarks after visiting the 14th Iran International Documentary Film Festival known as Cinéma Vérité headquarters in Tehran.

The FFF secretary added that Cinéma Vérité has become one of the most prestigious documentaries in West Asia and the Middle East, reported.

"Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the festival took on a new procedure. This is a big opportunity for documentary cinema. Online display has created confiscated works for systems and platforms in our country. They were able to upgrade their infrastructure and achieve an acceptable level of supply of works," he said.

The festival opened on December 15 and is scheduled to be totally online through December 22 in Tehran.

It has several sections including National, International, and Martyr Avini Prize, Entrepreneurship Documentary Competition, Coronavirus Special Section and commemorations.

In the meantime, several expert workshops, master talks as well as master classes will be held in this international cinematic event.

The national competition section comprises the short, mid-length and feature-length documentaries.

The international section of this edition will be held in non-competition format due to the spread of the coronavirus.

The international section of the festival also enjoys numerous non-competition sections such as Special Displays, Mirror of a Festival, Portrait, Perspective of One Country Documentary Cinema, Chile Documentary Cinema, Masters of 2020 as well as 13 Editions & 13 Films.



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