5 February 2014

Families of Martyrs Kick off APFF 2014

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - An opening ceremony was held here in Tehran on Friday evening in the presence of a number of prominent cinematic and cultural figures as well as families of the martyrs of the Sacred Defense and the nuclear technology to start the 4th APFF and 1st AIPFF.

TEHRAN (AIPFF) – An opening ceremony was held here in Tehran on Friday evening in the presence of a number of prominent cinematic and cultural figures as well as families of the martyrs of the Sacred Defense and the nuclear technology to start the 4th APFF and 1st AIPFF.

The festival is mounted annually to features documentary films on anti-Zionist and anti-arrogance topics like world awakening, the Islamic awakening or the Arab Spring, US policies toward liberation movements, American Embargos and Sanctions as a genocidal policy of Hegemonism against Iran, Cuba and Syria, Iran’s nuclear program, US aggressive Policies toward Latin America, and economic, social and familial crises in Europe and America.

The festival is popular in that it values people’s cooperation in the shooting, distribution and screening of its films.

1st Opening Ammar (5)

One of the innovations at APFF is that its winners are released parallel with the gala and during the year in various parts of the country with popular support. The films are screened at mosques, schools, universities, auditoriums, public parks, theaters and various other places.
For the first time this year, the international section of the festival has been launched featuring movies from around the globe.
Nader Talebzadeh, Iranian film director, film producer/director and journalist popularly known for his work with the “The Messiah”, is the festival’s secretary general.

1st Opening Ammar (1)

APFF enjoys the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s bespoken support as it pursues the superior policies of the Islamic establishment in the artistic creations it considers and evaluates every year.

During the ceremony a number of the contributors of the festival from different parts of the country were lauded. Also in the ceremony, the late novelist and author of Persian works Amir Hussein Fardi was revered.

He was the editor-in-chief of the renowned children’s monthly Kayhan Bacheha for 24 years. He was also a member of the fiction council at the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA). His novel “Esmaeil” has been translated into English by Paul Sprachman and released in the U.S. in 2009.

The 300-page “Esmaeil” tells the story of a man who out of the blue runs into the chaotic environment of the Islamic revolution in 1979. The events of the revolution expand his consciousness and he discovers a new ideology for the remainder of his life. “The Nest in Fog” and “A World of Butterflies” and “The Black Grass” is among his credits.

1st Opening Ammar (2)

1st Opening Ammar (4)

1st Opening Ammar (3)

 

Nader Talebzadeh:

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