Documentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC) organizes 16th "CinemaVérité" Iran International Documentary Film Festival
December 2022, virtual and online in Tehran, Iran

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

The festival will be held physically and online if the conditions and general vaccination are provided; otherwise like the fifteenth period, the festival will be held online and virtual.

The international Jury will award the following prizes:
1. Best Full-Length Documentary, longer than 60 minutes, cash prize, Diploma and trophy of the festival.
2. Best Mid-Length Documentary, 40 to 60 minutes, cash prize, Diploma and trophy of the festival.
3. Best Short documentary to 40 minutes, cash prize, Diploma and trophy of the festival.
4. Special Jury prize: cash prize, Diploma and trophy of the festival.

I. International Competition
The international competition consists of three sections:

Up to 40 minutes (Short Competition Section)
40 to 60 minutes (Mid-Length Competition Section)
60 minutes and up (Full-Length Competition Section)

The eligible documentaries:

- Produced after January 2021
- All formats and subjects.

II. Non-competitive section
All the documentaries in all lengths, formats, and subjects produced after 2020 are eligible to participate in "Special, Tribute, Retrospective and Panorama sections” which is non-competitive.

Overall Rating
  • thank you
    we loved the experience

    December 2020
  • We recieved an email telling us that our film was selected,as asking us for a screening copy, but then we realize that the film never appeared in the catalogue and that there was no screening of our film. Very confusing and dissapointing

    December 2019
  • Bruno Chatelin

    a very good festival trun by passionate professionals, i recommend the experience, take the trip and attend... We did and enjoyed.
    Bruno Chatelin festival agent , Sharkwater Extinction was one of my best for fests, which i curate and help on the fest circuit

    November 2019
  • I couldn't attend the film festival, but it was great that my film 'Landscapes of A Capelada' was there because the festival selected great movies. I hope I'll be able to attend the festival next time. Thank you!

    December 2017
  • George Panteleakis

    A wonderful, inspiring and unique "hi-end" progressive festival.
    A great experience.

    December 2017