Monday 2 July 2018 - 13:13


Documentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC) organizes "Cinema Vérité" 12th Iran International Documentary Film Festival from December 9th to 16th, 2018 in Tehran-Iran.
The festival tries to express the relationship between reality and truth though documentary films.
-International Competition
  (Short Documentaries) up to 40 minutes
- International Competition
  (Mid-Length Documentaries) 40 to 70 minutes
- International Competition
  (Full Length Documentaries) 70 minutes and up 
 - Special Screenings
- Portrait
- Mirror of a Festival: Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
- Retrospective of German Speaking Countries' Documentaries 
- Workshop
- Doc Market

International Competition:
The international competition consists of three sections:
Up to 40 minutes (Short Competition Section)
40 to 70 minutes (Mid-Length Competition Section)
70 minutes and up (Full-Length Competition Section)
The eligible documentaries:
Produced after January 2017
All formats and subjects.

Non-Competitive Section:
All the documentaries in all lengths, formats, and subjects produced between 2014 to 2016 are eligible to participate in "Special, Tribute, Retrospective, and Panorama sections” which is non-competitive .
The deadline for entry is July 15, 2018.

Required materials:

- A fully completed and signed entry form
- A brief synopsis
- A CV and a complete filmography of the director
- Stills and a photo of the director(digital,300DPI,JPG is preferred)
- Press materials(credits, electronic press kit, press book, poster, etc)
- DVD must be sent by mail or EMS (TNT, DHL...), please specify “No Commercial value, for Cultural Purpose only”, (declaring a value less than 20 us $).
- Vimeo Link
All materials should be sent to the festival office:
No.15, Ghandi(PALIZI) Sq, Shariati ave,
Tehran, Iran
Tel: +98-21-88511326
Fax: +98-21-88528315
Emails:  int@defc.ir, naderi@defc.ir
Website: www.defc.ir
Shipping and Insurance:
The screening formats will be returned after the festival to the address given on entry form. The shipping cost to Tehran, Iran must be paid by the sender; return shipping cost will be paid by the festival. In case of loss or damage, the responsibility of the festival is limited to covering the costs for the replacement of the print.
The International Jury will award the following prizes:
1. Best Full-Length Documentary, longer than 70 minutes, 5000 Dollars, Honorary Diploma, and Trophy of the festival
2. Best Mid-Length Documentary, 40 to 70 minutes, 4000 Dollars, Honorary Diploma, and Trophy of
the festival.
3. Best Short documentary, up to 40 minutes, 3000 Dollars, Honorary Diploma and Trophy of
the festival
4. Special Jury prize: 2000 Dollars, Honorary Diploma, and Trophy of the festival.
The festival invites those filmmakers whose films have been selected for one of the above mentioned sections. The festival can only afford accommodation and food costs.
Story Code: 3375
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