TEHRAN –(Iranart)- A lineup of 35 Iranian shorts has been selected to compete in the 15th International Resistance Film Festival (IRFF).
Among the films are “Until Tomorrow” by Ali Tavakkoli, “Advertisement” by Mohammad-Sadeq Esmaeili, “Thursday” and “Fifth House”, both by Rezvaneh Fat’hi, “Daa” by Farshad Salehi, “It Rains Slowly” by Saeid Nejati, “Afternoon” by Amir-Abbas Rabiei), and “Saad’s Olive Tree” by Ahmad Zayeri, the director of the festival, Mohammad Khazaei, said in a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday.
The lineup also includes “Maryam” by Morteza Hosseinalizadeh, “Again Silence” by Razieh Seraji, “Salam” by Mohammadreza Hajigholami and “That Man Came” by Siavash Chavoshi.
The festival has received over 1400 submissions, including feature, short and documentary films, from over 70 countries this year.
Most of the submissions are from America and France. In addition, filmmakers from Germany, Turkey, England, Italy, Canada, Spain, Brazil and dozens of other countries have also applied to participate in the event.
The festival is dedicated to productions on wars and the repercussions of armed conflicts in the world.
It also puts a spotlight on the resistance of the Palestinian people against the Zionist regime, ISIS and their terrorist attacks in the region, and the world’s tyrants and their backing of ISIS.
The festival is being organized every year by the Revayat Cultural Foundation and the Film Association of the Islamic Revolution and the Sacred Defense in collaboration with different cultural organizations.
The 15th edition of the festival will be running at the Felestin Theater Hall in Tehran from November 26 to December 1.