Cinema Verite ، Year 2015

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In the name of God


"Cinema Vérité"

Iran International Documentary Film Festival

13th – 19th Dec 2015



  Documentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC) organizes "Cinema Vérité" Iran International Documentary Film Festival 13th – 19th Dec 2015

In Tehran, Iran.

 The festival tries to express the relationship between reality and truth through documentary films.


1-International Competition (Short Documentaries)

2- International Competition (Mid-Length Documentaries)

3- International Competition (Full-Length Documentaries)

4- Special Screenings

5- Portrait

6- Our Universe

7- Mirror of a festival

8- Panorama

9- Workshop

10- Doc Market

 I.                   International Competition

The international competition consists of three sections:

 Up to 30 minutes (Short Competition Section)

Longer than 30 minutes (Mid-Length Competition Section)

Longer than 60 Minutes (Full-Length Competition Section)


The eligible documentaries:

-      Produced after January 2014

-      All formats and subjects.

 II.               Non-competitive section

All the documentaries in all lengths, formats, and subjects produced before 2013 are eligible to participate in "Special, Tribute, Retrospective and Panorama sections” which is non-competitive .


 The deadline for entries is July 15, 2015.

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 Purposes only”, (declaring a value less than 20 us $).

 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




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 Documentary longer than 60 minutes. $5000, Diploma and trophy of the festival

2. Best Documentary 30-60 minutes: $4000, Diploma and Trophy of the Festival.

3. Best Documentary up to 30 minutes: $3000, Diploma and Trophy of the Festival

4. Special Jury Prize: 2000 Dollars, Diploma and Trophy of the Festival.


 The festival invites all filmmakers whose films have been selected in one of the sections. The festival will provide the invitees with accommodation and food costs.