Tehran hosting 4th Ammar Popular Film Festival

The fourth edition of Iranian national cinematic competition Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF) has kicked off during a ceremony held in Tehran.

Iran’s head of Cinema Organization Hojatollah Ayoubi and the festival’s secretary Nader Talebzadeh along with a number of Iranian filmmakers and cineastes attended the opening ceremony.

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Studies for Islamic Revolution, Ammar Popular Film Festival focuses on cultural issues on Iran’s Islamic revolution.

The annual film festival depicts documentaries, fictions, short films, animations, socio-economical, environmental and political issues of Iranian men and women involved in the Islamic Revolution of Iran.

The festival is also programmed to host several meetings and workshops on the focused issues.

The event is called ‘popular’ as it values people’s cooperation in the shooting, distribution and screening of its films. The winning films are screened at mosques, schools, universities, auditoriums, public parks, theaters and other places.

The fourth edition of the festival kicked off on January 3 and will run until January 11, 2014.

By Press TV


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