Documentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC) organizes 17th "CinemaVérité" Iran International Documentary Film Festival
December 2023, 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 last edition, 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 (Feature-length Competition Section)

The eligible documentaries:

- Produced after January 2022
- 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
  • until now im waiting for information

    January 2023
  • Hot Chilli Films

    It was a pleasure to have our film João Ayres, an Independent Painter in the festival.

    December 2022
  • Ashique Mostafa

    This is An exclusive and essential festival for documentary films. It's a privilege to be in the Cinema Verite league!

    December 2022
  • 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