The Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC) is the main center for production, distribution and promotion of documentary, animated and experimental pictures in the Middle East.

In the past 12 months, DEFC has produced nearly 120 documentary titles and ten animated pictures.

DEFC is also actively involved in documentary co-production projects with international producers and TV channels.

DEFC provides film festivals, film markets, TV Channels, theaters, universities, institutes and other similar entities with the most recent Iranian documentary, animated, experimental and in some cases feature films.

DEFC organises the highly-acclaimed annual Iran Int'l Documentary Film Festival, Cinema Verite, which is currently in its 9th year. The festival tries to express the relationship between reality and truth through documentary films.


Seyyed Mohammadmahdi Tabatabaeinejad, President

Shirin Naderi, Head of International Affairs and Marketing 

Bahman Nooraei Beidokht, Head of Business & Marketing

 Leila Hosseiny, Expert of International affairs and Festival programmer

 Tel: +98-21-88511326

Fax: +98-21-88528318

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