Under the direction of Mohammad Hamidimoqaddam, the festival has attracted filmmakers from Iran and around the world, showcasing a diverse range of topics, Mehr news agency reported.
To date, the festival’s secretariat has received over 2,000 films, with 300 of them coming from Iranian documentarians, and over 1,800 entries hailing from various countries, competing in the international section.
A substantial number of these submissions are on social subjects, with documentaries addressing environmental issues, demographics, women’s rights, and family dynamics, garnering particular attention among filmmakers.
The primary deadline for submitting the works was announced as September 11, while documentary filmmakers still have the opportunity to submit their entries for consideration.
The 17th edition of the festival will be held in December 2023 in Tehran.