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2021-November-13  23:41

Several Documentaries to Compete for General Soleimani Award in Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Documentaries participating in the 15th edition of the Cinéma Vérité festival in Iran will compete to win the Martyr Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani Award.

Presided by Mohammad Hamidi Moqaddam, the 15th edition of “Cinéma Vérité” is due to be held in Tehran from December 6 to 16, 2021.

Due to the spread of coronavirus, this edition of the festival will be held virtually.

In the latest edition of the Cinéma Vérité festival, Iran’s major international festival for documentary films, in 2020, the Special Jury Award of Iran's Martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani Award went to Sasan Falahfar for ‘Iranian Eye’.

In the closing ceremony of the 14th edition of the festival, the secretary of the Cinéma Vérité festival Hamidi Moqaddam underscored that the Martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani Award is aimed at commemorating this "respected martyr".

The Documentary and Experimental Film Centre (DEFC) organizes the annual Iran International Documentary Film Festival.

The festival has several sections including National, International, Martyr Avini Prize, Special Screenings, Portrait, Mirror of a festival, Focus on a country, Panorama, Workshop, and Doc Market.

Iran’s anti-terror commander, Lieutenant General Soleimani, was assassinated in a US drone strike on Baghdad International Airport in Iraq on January 3, 2020.

The airstrike also martyred Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The two were martyred in an American airstrike that targeted their vehicle on the road to the airport.

Five Iranian and five Iraqi military men were martyred by the missiles fired by the US drone at Baghdad International Airport.