Wana - Latest News The 13th Festival :: Full Edition http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/13thFestival Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:33:58 GMT /skins/default/en/normal/ch01_newsfeed_logo.gif Produced by Cinema Verite http://www.irandocfest.ir/ 100 70 en Copyright© Irandocfest.ir, all rights reserved Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:33:58 GMT The 13th Festival 60 The Award Winners of 13th Iran International Documentary Film Festival “Cinema Verite” were announced http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7518/the-award-winners-of-13th-iran-international-documentary-film-festival-cinema-verite-were-announced According to Documentary and Experimental Film Center public relations, the complete list of the award winners is as follows: -Art & Experience Award: Art & Experience trophy along with 80 million Rials has been jointly awarded to “Sam Kalantari” for “No Place for Angels” and “Farzad Khoshdast” for “Narrow Red Line”.  -Social Pathology Award:  Honorary diploma along with a cash prize from the Social Affairs Office of Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been awarded to “Farzad Khoshdast” for “Narrow Red Line”. -IRIB Documentary Channel Award:  Honorary diploma along with cash prize from IRIB Documentary Channel has been awarded to “Mehdi Farsi” for “One Hundred Years of Solitude”.   -Entrepreneurship Documentaries Award:  -Third Prize: Festival trophy, honorary diploma, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials have been awarded to “Mohammad Saghafi” for “The Pen”. -Second Prize: Festival trophy, honorary diploma, and the cash prize of 120 million Rials have been awarded to “Mohammad Vaeezi” for “Dream of Water”. -First Prize: Festival trophy, honorary diploma, and the cash prize of 150 million Rials have been awarded to “Mehdi Ghanji” for “I Want to be a King”. Honorary diploma of this thematic section has been jointly awarded to “Aliakbar Roofougaran” the subject of “The Pen” and “Mohammad Ghaempanah” the subject of “Dream of Water”.    -International Competition:   -Special Jury Prize for a Short Documentary: Diploma of Honor, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 1000 US Dollars is awarded to “Maja Novakovic” director of “Then Comes the Evening” from Serbia/Bosnia. -Special Jury Prize for a Mid-Length Documentary: Diploma of Honor, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 1000 US Dollars is awarded to “Laila Pakalnina” director of “Spoon” from Latvia/Norway/Lithuania. -Best Short Documentary Award: Diploma of Honor, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 3000 US Dollars is awarded to “Jafar Najafi” director of “Asho” from Iran.   -Best Mid-length Documentary Award: Diploma of Honor, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 4000 US Dollars is awarded to “Lei Lei” director of “Breathless Animals” from China/USA. The Jury Members of Short & Mid-length International Competition Section: Raed Faridzadeh (Iran), Veton Nurkollari (Kosovo), Meng Xie (China) -Special Mention for a Feature-Length Documentary:  Diploma of honor is awarded to “Mohsen Ostadali” director of “Eclipse” from Iran.   -Special Jury Prize for a Feature-Length Documentary: Diploma of Honor, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 2000 US Dollars is jointly awarded to “Tom Van Zantvoort” director of “Sheep Hero” from The Netherlands and “Sam Kalantari” director of “No Place for Angels” from Iran.   -Best Feature-length Documentary Award: Diploma of Honor, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 5000 US Dollars is awarded to “Andre Hormann” director of “Ringside” from Germany/USA.   The Jury Members of Full-length International Competition Section: Mehrdad Oskouei (Iran), Zlantika Rousseva (Belgium), Karol Piekarczyk (Poland)   -Martyr Avini Award:  Bronze trophy of Martyr Avini, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is awared to "Hamed Saeedi Rad" the director of "Cassette".   Silver trophy of Martyr Avini, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 120 million Rials is awarded to "Amirhossein Norouzi" the director of "The Motorcycle Diaries". Golden trophy of Martyr Avini, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 150 million Rials is awarded to “Amir Osanlou” director of “The Old Man and the Singer”.   -National Competition: -The Best Narration: Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is jointly awarded to “Amirmehdi Hakimi” and “Hojat Bamerout” the screenwriters and “Mehdi Zarifi” and “Zohreh Zarifi” the narrators of “When Mehdi Was Born”.   -The Best Sound: Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is awarded to “Eniseh Maleki” the sound designer of “The Unseen”.     -The Best Music: Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is awarded to “Habib Khazaeifar” the composer of “No Place for Angels”.   -The Best Research: Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is awarded to “Babak Goudarzi-nejad Tehran” the researcher of “Unspoken Pints in Crowded City”. -The Best Cinematography: Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is awarded to “Morteza Poursamadi” the cinematographer of “Narrow Red Line”. -The Best Edit: Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is awarded to “Morteza Payehshenas” the editor of “Rain and Bullets”. -The Best Directing for a Short Film: Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 120 million Rials is awarded to “Ali Shahabi Nejad” the director of “Abshar”. -The Best Directing for a Mid-length Film: Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 150 million Rials is awarded to “Morteza Payehzhenas” and “Hossein Momen” the directors of “Rain and Bullets”. -The Best Directing for a Feature-length Film: Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 180 million Rials is awarded to “Mohsen Ostadali” the director of “Eclipse”. -Jury Special Award: With special mention to the directors of “The Guests” by “Mehdi Saqatchi” and “Forbidden Strings” by “Hasan Nouri”, the jury special award, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 150 million Rials is awarded to “Mohammad Sadegh Esmaeili” the director of “Adour” for his cultural and social reconciliation endeavors. -Director of the Festival Special Mentions: Diploma of honor for “Naser Zouri” the subject of “The Guests”, a film which promotes hope and aspiration. Diploma of honor for “Mohsen Eslam Zadeh” the director of “Living Among the Warring Flags” for taking life-threatening risks at the war zone.   Diploma of honor for the subject of “Esmat Lady” who is the mother of 5 martyrs. -The Best Picture: The Turquoise Emblem, festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 250 million Rials is awarded to “Morteza Shabani” the producer of “Rain and Bullets”.    -The Audience Special Award: Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 150 million Rials is awarded to “Hamed Shakibania” and “Mohsen Shahmohammad Mirab” the producers of “No Place for Angels”.   ]]> The 13th Festival Mon, 23 Dec 2019 15:42:20 GMT http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7518/the-award-winners-of-13th-iran-international-documentary-film-festival-cinema-verite-were-announced Mehrdad Oskouei: A prospect involving Oscar can be foreseen for Iranian documentary cinema http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7517/mehrdad-oskouei-a-prospect-involving-oscar-can-be-foreseen-for-iranian-documentary-cinema Oskouei who’s a member of the International Competition in 13th Cinema Verite Festival, stated: “I think documentary cinema is going to grant a very significant achievement for Iran. This achievement may be attractive propositions that Iranian documentary films could have for our narrative cinema and they will move shoulder to shoulder and sometimes ahead of fictional cinema.” He continued: “In recent years, Iranian narrative cinema status has been weakened on an extensive basis in prestigious international festivals throughout the world. However some Iranian documentary filmmakers have managed to find status on prestigious international ceremonies. I think it provides a great opportunity for young and experienced Iranian documentary makers to open a new path by working vigorously and actively and also by endeavor, education and learning new experiences. So they can reach a level that Iranian cinema might be known with novel documentary films in the world. I hope that films in this year’s Cinema Verite, achieve this purpose for Iranian cinema and qualified Iranian films can find a good status in big film conventions, TVs, public screenings and cinematic literature.” The elite Iranian documentary filmmaker added: “This year, as a member of the International Competition Jury, I was able to watch the films with Karol Piekarczyk and Zlatinka Rousseva, as well as discuss extensively with these two cinema figures. This indicates that we have so much to learn from world’s cinema. After watching the films competing in international section, these dear collaborators selected some of the films to display at the festivals held in their homelands, the fact, which indicates meritorious choices of Cinema Verite.”   Cinema Verite, the Best Festival in the Middle East Oskouei continued: “I consider Cinema Verite, the best festival in the middle east. This hasn’t achieved easily and I think Mr. Tabatabaei Nejad, the director of the last 7 Cinema Verite Festival has done a very good job. On the other hand, Mr. Hamidi Moghadam, current festival director and his team knows the world’s documentary cinema very well. It’s because considering his TV programs, he’s attended every important documentary festival in the world and follows the films continuously. Therefore, one can claim that Cinema Verite is alive and wants to introduce a growing and up to date generation to Iran’s documentary cinema to be the most important storytellers of Iranian cinema.” He added: “We should introduce a new face to the global cinema. One who has creative nature and owns his/her personal voice and path. One who’s found a unique expression on his/her own. This is the approach we must take not making a film like Asghar Farhadi as a director or a copy from Abbas Kiarostami.” Oskouei also said: “I’ve made films in youth detention centers for years and I’ve managed to find a personal expression for myself. This is my path. I planned to make six films in prison and I’ve made four so far and have two to make. But my concern is not just prison and profoundly care for the shape and form of the stories that I narrate. I’ve been researching on the matter for years now and the world knows that, but in Iran they keep saying: ‘really? The next one is in prison too?’ I do not see it as a bad thing but an experience that I want to have as a filmmaker. Of course, I might become the worst failure among Iranian directors, but allow me to experience.” Emphasizing on the importance of the film’s narrative form and structure, Oskouei explained: “Narrative form is significantly important for me. When they watched ‘Sunless Shadows’ on the IDFA festival, they were surprised and said how its narrative form, narration’s design and structure is different from your previous film. I’m not saying these things to brag, in fact my big wish is that ‘Sunless Shadows’ outdo my previous work and my bigger wish for my next film, ‘Years Without Months’ to outdo ‘Sunless Shadows’. I always wish that my films get to be watched by people, then I can express my concerns and my next film watched more and better than the last one. Hopefully, we documentary makers can create great films together and improve the Iranian narrative cinema, short cinema and animation to its pertinent status.” Finally, he said: “Today, Iranian documentary cinema managers move forward following and alongside documentary filmmakers. A few years ago, we get a chance to be in top five movies of Academy Awards and this year ‘Finding Farideh’ selected for Oscar as Iran’s representative. I think documentary cinema will shine on Oscar in the years to come and I hope same happens for Iranian short films and animations. I sincerely hope that in the next decade, we see Academy Awards not only from the Iranian documentary cinema but from animation and short films too.”           ]]> The 13th Festival Mon, 23 Dec 2019 15:38:10 GMT http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7517/mehrdad-oskouei-a-prospect-involving-oscar-can-be-foreseen-for-iranian-documentary-cinema Peter Gottschalk: We are not far from the day of having Persian ARTE http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7516/peter-gottschalk-we-are-not-far-from-the-day-of-having-persian-arte Speaking in the documentary film market of Cinema Verite, Gottschalk told the group of Iranian filmmakers and enthusiasts visiting the festival that: “ARTE network was in French and German at first, but today its activities are in various languages. Although we yet don’t have any program in Persian and I apologize for it, but I don’t see the day of having programs in your language far from now.” Gottschalk added: “This network mutual brainchild of François Mitterrand (former French President) and Helmut Kohl (former German chancellor), who aimed both counties to co-operate in founding a transnational network. Peter Gottschalk worked with the celebrated ARTE network since 1996. Regarding the schedule of films, ARTE is interested in, he said: “the network broadcasts 90-min long documentaries, 8 hours serial programs as well as short films. Though there is no difference between French and German ARTE, the French programs begin an hour earlier, because people in France drink their evening tea sooner and go to bed before people of Germany. “ Concerning the conditions of co-operation with the ARTE network, professor Gottschalk explained that: “We have offices in countries such as Ireland, Luxemburg, Belgium, Finland, Austria, Sweden, Italy, etc. which answer your and our questions and communications. On the other hand, ARTE network cares that received documentaries have never been displayed anywhere.” ARTE’s purchase administrator also mentioned designation a particular night to documentaries with peculiar subjects. He said: “We are producing documentary films about the water crisis that has a Turkish ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌producer. I offer you to give your films concerning this issue to the network.” The celebrated editor, writer, and producer also emphasized a few times to the audience: “Find good producer for your ideas and do not try to do everything by yourself. Focus on creative activities and if you are interested in organizing and production, change your field of work. Additionally you don’t have to necessarily make political documentaries to be spotted. Environment, wildlife and any other subject if brought up properly may enlarge to an extent far beyond any political documentary.” Gottschalk continued: “We have a specific schedule for various films, for example, wildlife documentaries have a 50-90 min show time and if your film is longer than that, it’s not for us, whilst we know that short films have no rules about length. ARTE also shows short films under 30-min and doesn’t use strict limitations in this regard. However we the matter has high significance for us, to the extent that the network has a particular magazine for short films.” Professor Gottschalk considered suspension to be a very important element in film selection, stating that: “For us, it matters that a received film can entertain Saturday (weekend) night audience. We are not interested in documentaries that don’t have any attraction for the audience, because attracting the audience is our first priority.” Mentioning to the fact that the world is and has been in constant change, said: “I started my work, making 16 mm films at the time that relations were very complicated but now everything’s changed and one must be hopeful.” Responding to the question of an attendee who described ARTE’s accepting system difficult and complicated, the network’s purchase administrator said: “We are not difficult and complicated, on the contrary, we are a flexible network and the only matter we’re fastidious about and care about is to accept films that have potentially attract audiences. Today, ARTE’s production manager is a young man, who’s almost 10 cm taller than me. He keeps reminding me that our method must be innovational and interesting, but the problem is, some filmmakers tend to make intellectual films, which bores the viewer’s minds.     ]]> The 13th Festival Mon, 23 Dec 2019 15:37:12 GMT http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7516/peter-gottschalk-we-are-not-far-from-the-day-of-having-persian-arte It Was A Miraculous Moment to See Kiarostami’s House http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7515/it-was-a-miraculous-moment-to-see-kiarostami-s-house Among his recent films is "Wind City", which is also in International Competition of the festival. Prior to producing, he worked as a documentary filmmaker and later joined a Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing to work as a film curator. Since 140 movie halls have been under the supervision of the museum and he has been the curator, he has been watching films from around the world for five years, from fiction and documentary to experimental and independent films. He has also been known for recent years as a documentary film buyer. This is the first time Meng Xi has traveled to Tehran and has had the experience of attending the 13th Iranian Documentary Film Festival and felt honored to have been invited as a member of jury board. “I didn't see many documentaries from Iran, but well, Kiarostami also had documentaries while his fiction films were also full of documentary elements. He was, however, a director who did not make fantasy films and focused more on the realities of contemporary Iranian society. He also paid special attention to humanistic issues, and from his films, you could discover the reality of Iranian society. It was through his films that I became acquainted with society, with people, with conditions, with the lives of Iranian people. Now that I am at the festival, I realize that I love to watch more and more Iranian documentaries. Although I am currently a member of the International Jury, I have had the chance to watch several Iranian films. Fortunately, yesterday was a very special day in my life and I had the chance to see my favorite director's house, where he lived for nearly 40 years. Even though I didn't enter it, it was very memorable for me to see that house. The thought that Kiarostami wrote all those scripts in this house, made his films in this house and now that I am standing in that place, for me it was something like a miraculous, cinematic moment” He said. Nasim Ghazizadeh     ]]> The 13th Festival Mon, 23 Dec 2019 14:59:23 GMT http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7515/it-was-a-miraculous-moment-to-see-kiarostami-s-house “No Place for Angles”, an Overview of the Lives of Iranian Women http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7514/no-place-for-angles-an-overview-of-the-lives-iranian-women Talking about the story of this documentary, Kalantari said: “The documentary’s about Iranian women’s national hockey team and I can say that this sport and addressing it became a reason to enter private life of these girls so that the film somehow shapes as an overview of the lives of women in the society.” Mentioning his interest in making documents about Iranian females, Kalantari said: “I felt that girls of hockey team have the potential to be in the story, so they made the foundation of my film.” Regarding the importance of the document’s subject, he explained that “Every film about Iranian girls and women that can display their abilities, strength, and activities in the society, in fact, is a big thing. As a director, if I choose women as the subject of my works, I should try to show the difficulties, problems and abilities they have. Each opportunity for exhibiting these matters has significance. Just like Cinema Verite, which is one the most significant grounds for showing these kinds of subjects.”     ]]> The 13th Festival Mon, 23 Dec 2019 14:57:53 GMT http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7514/no-place-for-angles-an-overview-of-the-lives-iranian-women Other Countries Feel Jealous of Iranian Cinema http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7511/other-countries-feel-jealous-of-iranian-cinema “I knew this festival very well from years ago. Many Iranian films have participated in our festival and various filmmakers have come to attend it. Last year we had a special section of Iranian cinema at the festival, which, despite its small size, was welcomed but we have shown Kiarostami's works over and over again. Of course, we have also shown the work of documentaries such as Mehrdad Oskouie and had his presence too. I always wanted to come here and hopefully I’m invited this year! In my opinion, this festival is very organized and more importantly welcomed. For me, the value of a festival is when it comes to the audience, how many people come to watch films. This is a sign of the success of a festival.. Another important factor that I saw at this festival was the very strong presence of various media. I've been to a lot of festivals in my life, small, big, different countries and continents but maybe in Cannes and Berlin is like Cinema-Verite that all the different media are interested in covering  a cinematic event. I am totally impressed by the audience, the filmmakers and the films here.” He said. “Your country's culture is very rich and cinema is an important part of your culture. Iranian films show this, too, from the streets to the countryside. On the other hand, the number of films produced in Iranian cinema is very high. Many countries do not produce one-fifth of Iranian cinema. This is when Iran has a challenging international situation. Then you see three Iranian films at the same time winning awards at IDFA, which is amazing and a good sign. Other countries feel deeply jealous of Iranian cinema.” He continued. Nasim Ghazizadeh   ]]> The 13th Festival Mon, 23 Dec 2019 14:30:28 GMT http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7511/other-countries-feel-jealous-of-iranian-cinema Bushib AlMasoudi: I Invite 13th Festival Best Film to Morocco http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7510/bushib-almasoudi-i-invite-13th-festival-best-film-to-morocco Bushib AlMasoudi, director and producer from Morocco who has been the director of Moroccan Khurbigah Festival for ten years, stated that: “When I attended the festival and understood its various sections, I just realized what a great ceremony I was in. This festival has a great atmosphere for the competition between Iranian and foreign Films. There are also side sections such as expert meetings, workshops and most importantly ‘Video Library’ that can only found in very big festivals.” Dr.Almasoudi mentioned the formation of such atmospheres as a sign of organizer’s consideration of all necessary branches, saying that: “I saw various age groups in the festival, standing in lines to watch films. This was fascinating to me that documentary cinema has gained such popularity in your country.” Visiting Iran for the first time, he only knew Iran through media before. He stated: “Iranian cinema is reflected throughout the world, but what the media reflects from Iran is nothing except troubles and there is no hint of that in this festival.” Finally, Almasoudi mentioned his appreciation to the festival organizers, declaring that: “I’ve decided to invite the best film of this festival to our own festival, as well as getting to know Iranian directors.”         ]]> The 13th Festival Mon, 23 Dec 2019 14:28:52 GMT http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7510/bushib-almasoudi-i-invite-13th-festival-best-film-to-morocco Co-Production Increases the Chances of a Film Being Seen http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7509/co-production-increases-the-chances-of-a-film-being-seen At the beginning of this session, Meng Xie mentioned that it’s his first time in Iran and in Cinema Verite. He continued: “I started with making documentary films and production. Today we screen about 200 films every year and invite great filmmakers to the festival.” He continued: “Our company has a very tight relationship with Chinese retailers, so if you’re willing to cooperate and it happens, we can have extensive activities. We can also collaborate on VOD.” At last, mentioning his high level of interest in Iranian cinema, Meng Xie said: “If you wanted to put your film in China’s market, find a Chinese curator.”   Gunny Hyoung: Iranians have high chances for screening their films in Korea Following the session, Gunny Hyoung from the EBS network explained how this network works. Pointing out that the network also holds a festival, he said: “We have many Co-productions internationally and most of the film invited to our festival also bought for distribution rights so that there might be no problems for screening them.” Hyoung stated that many young people don’t watch TV anymore and said: “We’ve managed to display films on cell phones and even made money doing that.” He pointed out that the Korean network’s interested in buying finished works, as well as  the‌‌ works with 50 – 70 percent accomplishment and stated: “Iranian have a very good chance of displaying their films in our country because Abbas Kiarostami and his works are still popular there.” Gunny Hyoung also said that the EBS network is supported by government funding and added: “Either send you plans directly to our network or find local producer there. I should also mention that we supported five documentary projects, which two of them were Canadian and Chinese and of course there are three Iranian films that we’ve supported so far.”         ]]> The 13th Festival Mon, 23 Dec 2019 14:27:37 GMT http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7509/co-production-increases-the-chances-of-a-film-being-seen Pitching Session Held in Verite http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7508/pitching-session-held-in-verite Representatives from Mostanad channel, Hozeh Honari, Islamic Revolution Documentary House, Association of Documentary Film Producer’s Guild, Ravayate Fath Institution, Documentary Center of IRIB’s Province Department, Khaneh Cinema CEO also attended to the outstanding Iranian managers, producers and institution’s session held in DEFC. Among the issues emphasized by attendees at the session was the interest of the aforementioned institutions to found a “permanent secretariat “, involving joint delegates. The purpose is to receive creative ideas and plans of documentary filmmakers containing pure moments good enough to compete internationally twice a year so that companies can find creative plans and show their interest to contribute to production. This workgroup also provides the basis for formulating significant and great plans, hence documentary cinema may move toward international markets. Along with the celebration of the 13th Cinema Verite International Film Festival, delegates of aforementioned institutions judge 18 preliminary plans accepted from Iranian Documentary makers, using Pitching Panel format so that these plans could be supported.   Introducing 8 Foreign Referees of Verite Pitching 8 international referees include Ove jensen  (adviser and documentary producer, marketing agent), Braum Crols (Belgium producer and workshop teacher), Peter Gottschalk (purchase and collaborative production administrator at French ARTE TV), Jennifer Deschamps (documentary filmmaker and producer), Christian Falch (documentary producer on Upnorth Film, Norway), Ken -ichi Imamura (producer and collaborative documentary production’s administrator on NHK, Japan), Gunny Hyoung (document filmmaker and producer on ABS channel, South Korea) and Lars Säfström (purchase administrator for documentary department on Swedish National Television, SVT), traveled to Tehran for Cinema Verite Festival, so documentary filmmakers selected by Cinema Verite Pitching may introduce their plans before them.               ]]> The 13th Festival Mon, 23 Dec 2019 14:25:59 GMT http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7508/pitching-session-held-in-verite 30 Documentary Films from 22 Countries Compete in International Section of Cinema Verite http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7507/30-documentary-films-from-22-countries-compete-in-international-section-of-cinema-verite These 30 films judged on the international competition by a jury comprising six referees from Iran, Belgium, Kosovo, China, and Poland. Mehrdad Oskouei, Zlatinka Rousseva and Karol Piekarczyk are the referees of the full-length documentaries on International Competition section of the Festival. Raed Faridzadeh, Veton Nurkollari and Meng Xie are short and mid-length referees of the International Competition on Cinema Verite Festival. Competing for documentary films in Cinema Verite International Competition Section, categorized to short, mid-length, full-length documentaries and by countries present in the festival are as follows: Short Documentary Films (- 40) ASHO / Jafar Najafi / Iran Cotton Walls / Abbas Omrani Bidi / Iran Dandelion Mum / Barbora Hollan / Norway Pain is Mine / Farshid Akhlaghi / Australia Selfie / Nayra Sanz Fuentes / Spain That’s What Happened / Mohamed Kassaby / Egypt Then comes the evening / Maja Novaković / Serbia, Bosnia Thursday Fields / Harry Zernike / United States Urgent Tyro Wanted / Osman ÇAKIR / Turkey Women of the Gulag / Marianna Yarovskaya / US, Russia Mid-Length Documentary Films (40 – 70) Jamile/ Mohammad Bagher Shahin / Iran Steep Slope / Loqman Khaledi / Iran An un-Aired Interview / Muhammad Salah / Egypt Breathless Animals / Lei Lei / United States My Country Till I Return / Nuran Ozkan, Erdal Hos / Turkey Scars / Didier Cros / France Spoon / Laila Pakalniņa / Latvia, Norway, Lithuania  Summa / Andrei Kutsila / Poland Symphony of the Ursus Factory / Jaśmina Wójcik / Poland The Way Back / Maxime Jennes, Dimitri Petrovic / Belgium   Full-Length Documentary Films (+ 70) Eclipse / Mohsen Ostadali / Iran No Place for Angles / Sam Kalantari / Iran BORN2DRIVE / Daniel Fahre / Norway Kabul, City in the Wind / Aboozar Amini / Netherlands, Afghanistan, Japan, Germany Ringside / Andre Hörmann / Germany, US Sheep Hero / Ton Van Zantvoort / Netherlands The Fading Village / Liu Feifang / China The king maker / Lauren Greenfield / United States To Share or Not to Share / Minna Hint, Meelis Muhu / Estonia When Lambs Become Lions / Jon Kasbe / United States   Verite Awards: Awards for the International Competition section of the 13th Cinema Verite Festival are as follows: The Best Full-length Documentary award, $5000 prize The Best Mid-length Documentary award, $4000 prize The Best Short Documentary award, $3000 prize Special Jury Award, two $2000 prizes             ]]> The 13th Festival Mon, 23 Dec 2019 14:18:36 GMT http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/7507/30-documentary-films-from-22-countries-compete-in-international-section-of-cinema-verite