Monday 2 July 2018 - 13:13


Documentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC) organizes "Cinema Vérité" 12th Iran International Documentary Film Festival on December 9th- 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
             up to 70 minutes  (    (Full Length Documentaries
            - Special Screenings
- Portrait
- Mirror of a festival
- Panorama
- Workshop
- Doc Market
  1. International Competition
The international competition consists of three sections:
Up to 40 minutes (Short Competition Section)
40 to 70 minutes (Mid-Length Competition Section)
up to 70 minutes (Full-Length Competition Section)
The eligible documentaries:
Produced after January 2017
All formats and subjects. 
  1. 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 .
Dead line
The dead line 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, Diploma and trophy of the festival
2. Best Mid-Length Documentary, 40 to 70 minutes, 4000 Dollars, Diploma and trophy of
the festival.
3. Best Short documentary up to 40 minutes, 3000 Dollars, Diploma and trophy of
the festival
4. Special Jury prize: 2000 Dollars, Diploma and trophy of the festival.
The festival invites those filmmakers whose films have been selected for one of the sections. The festival can afford only accommodation and food costs.
Story Code: 3375
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