3rd APFF receives record-breaking number of submissions

Tehran, March 12, The Iran Project – The 3rd edition of Iranian national cinematic competition Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF) 2016 received a record-breaking number of submissions.

The submission period for the 3rd edition of Ammar Popular Film Festival has ended and APFF received more than 5000 Submissions from 129 countries.

The detailed submission numbers are as follows: 2579 Fiction films, 1319 Documentaries, 591Animations, 325 Feature films, 9 Public Interviews (Side-line Section), and 169 other works.

The deadline for all submissions was March 1, 2016, and no other  submissions will be accepted.

Further detailed information on selection process is available on APFF website.

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Studies for Islamic Revolution, APFF focuses on cultural issues of 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 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.