The second edition of APFF International was held on January 9 2015 with 930 works from 90 countries. The call for this edition of the festival invited foreign filmmakers to submit their works as short, feature & semi- feature films, in various categories including documentaries, fictions, animations, etc. addressing cultural, socio-economical, environmental and political issues endangering peace, freedom and justice in human society. In addition "Initiatives Popular Movement" was announced as the special topic of this festival. Among the countries which submitted films to AIPFF, Spain and France stay on top with the former submitting 100 and the latter 70 to this festival. Also Palestine is the most considered topic among the filmmakers. The jury panel of the festival honored the films "Propaganda", from New Zealand and "Kawthar" from Iran. The panel also awarded the festival’s statue to "The Writer with no Hands" by William Westawa and "These Walls Will Talk" by Hanif Shahpar Raad. Moreover the screeners rewarded "America's Surveillance State" by Danny Schechter with the Golden Lantern.

News

Late AIPFF Laureate Speaks of US Violation of Human Rights

In Interview with Danny Schechter

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - Danny Schechter ‘News Dissector’ and Human Rights Activist, speaks of US violation of human rights in an interview with AIPFF.

AIPFF Films Aired in Russia and Pakistan

From Europe to Asia

TEHRAN (AIPFF) – The films submitted to the 2nd Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF) have been put out in different cities of Russia, and Pakistan.

AIPFF 2015, Winners announced

2nd Ammar Int'l Popular Film Festival wraps up

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - The 2nd Ammar Popular Film Festival wrapped up on January 9th, 2015 and winners were announced in the Closing Ceremony.

AIPFF 2015, Officially Selected Films Announced

Latest on 2nd Ammar Int'l Popular Film Festival

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - According to AIPFF, the Selection Committee analyzed all works and finally announced 25 works as the Officially Selected Films.

2nd Festival issues discussed in AIPFF conference

In Festival's Secretariat held

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - The first press conference of the 2nd Ammar Int'l Popular Film Festival was held on October 2nd and participants including Jalili, head of Ammar policy making council and Talebzadeh, APFF secretary, discussed the latest issues about the APFFs new edition.

In The Short Film Section of Italian Film Festival

“VALAD” Won the Best Film Award

ITALY (AIPFF) – According to Fars news agency, the short film called “New Born” directed by Amir Abbas Rabeie was announced as the winner of the Italian film festival in the short film section.

Judges

Arbitration and Selection Committee

Mohammadreza Shafah

Shafah graduated in cinema of the University of Rennes, France. He has been the manager of an institute called 'the House of Narrative Films of the Islamic Republic'.

Mahdi Torabi

He got his BA from the University of Boston and obtained his Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

Mohammadreza Zaeri

Zaeri is an MA graduate of Beirut's Saint Joseph University in 'Islam-Christianity relations' and is currently a PhD student in theology and religious studies in the same university.

Bijan Nobaveh

Nobaveh is a graduate in 'television productions' and a reporter, photographer, and producer of documentaries.

Arash Daryabandari

DarayBandari is an author, translator, and a graduate in Islamic History of the University of California, Berkeley. He has recently focused his researches and studies on Islam and Shia studies