International documentaries on show this week in Tehran

Good news if you’re into foreign documentary films, as this week Charsou Cinema will host the 11th Iran International Documentary Film Festival Cinema Verite from December 10 to 17.

According to the details from Tehran’s FT quoting the Young Journalists Club, the documentary film show will host 103 filmmakers from 46 countries with some in attendance in the new cinema complex on the corner of Jomhouri and Hafez St.

The international section of the event comprises of three categories including short, medium and feature-length movies. According to the previous report, out of 4,000 submissions this year, the Iranian jury selected 46 films from the international section.

Countries participating in 2018

Films from Germany the UK and France will feature in the show with subtitles in Persian, so whatever your respective mother-tongue there should be something for you.

Other participating countries are Italy, Poland and Lebanon each with four films. Portugal, Russia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Qatar and India are each showing three films.

The countries with two films are Canada, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Republic of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and China.

Remaining countries have one documentary each at the weeklong event. They include Croatia, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Syria, the State of Palestine, Afghanistan and Congo.

Unfortunately, the organisers of the event have yet to update their English website but head on down to the cinema complex from the 10th you may just catch a fascinating documentary!

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