The 3rd edition of Ammar International Popular Film Festival was started from the 24th of August 2016, marked with the 63rd anniversary of CIA-assisted colonial coup in Iran. In this edition, APFF receive a record-breaking number of submissions with over 5,000 works from 129 countries. The mission of Ammar International Popular Film Festival is to promote films that depict the true nature of Iran to the world and also show the real picture of other countries across the Iranian borders. According to the call of this edition the forms of submitting are short, medium long and long in documentary, fiction, and animation. The special topic of the 3rd edition of AIPFF is the "Influence of Arrogant World Powers on Other Countries". Some other topics are: The cultural, economic and political means by which arrogant world powers force their influence onto other countries; The history of exerting influence via other means, including governing other countries; The elements within each country that facilitate the influence of  arrogant world powers; The methods of Strengthening a country to resist the influence of arrogant world powers. AIPFF is programmed to host several meetings and workshops on the focused issues during festival event.


I am Going to Shoot a Documentary on Littin’s Visit to Iran

Mohsen Eslamzadeh Said:

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - Documentarian Mohsen Eslamzadeh says he has shot a new documentary about Chilean anti-coup filmmaker Miguel Littin about his one-week visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran in September.

For Anti-Imperialist Filmmakers Cinema Is Nothing But Revolutionary

Abolqasem Talebi:

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - The famous Iranian revolutionary filmmaker, Abolqasem Talebi, has talked on revolutionary cinema, pointing to the presence of the Chilean anti-coup filmmaker Miguel Littín in Tehran.

Rajaee Martyr’s Character Fascinates Me

Miguel Littin at Press Conference at Martyr President Rajaei’s House

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - Veteran Chilean anti-coup filmmaker and director Miguel Littin says the Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF) will soon become one of the world’s most acknowledged film festivals given the potentialities of the festival.

Iranian-Latin American Revolutionary Arts Union

30th August 2016

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - The international section of Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF International) hosted a cultural event to hail renowned Chilean anti-coup filmmaker Miguel Littin, dubbed as the Iranian-Latin American Revolutionary Arts Union on August 30, 2016 in Tehran.

Chilean Anti-Coup Filmmaker Miguel Littin Awarded

At the Night of Linkage Between Iranian-Latin American Revolutionary Arts

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - Chilean filmmaker Miguel Littin and his wife, Elizabeth Menz, accept a lifetime achievement award and a plaque of honor presented by the Third Ammar International Popular Film Festival at the Ibn-e Sina Hall of the University of Tehran.

Senior Iranian Revolution Directors and Miguel Littin Will Be Paid Tribute

At the Night of Iran-LaAm Revolutionary Arts Linkage

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - The 74-year-old cinematic figure, Miguel Littin, will be honored during a cultural event by the International Section of Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF) at Ibn Sina (Avicenna) Hall of Tehran University’s Faculty of Medicine in his own presence today.

Miguel Littin, Chilean filmmaker in Tehran Peace Museum

Tehran Times Reported:

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - According to Tehran Times, the chilean filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist Miguel Ernesto Littin Cucumides, who is the guest of honor at the 3rd Ammar International Popular Film Festival (APFF), has visited the Tehran Peace Museum.

Powerful Media Absent in World’s Revolutionary Groups

Chilean Director in meeting with Abdolhamid Shahrabi:

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - "Today, the main problem before the revolutionary groups in the world is the lack of powerful media and effective connections and communications", said Miguel Littín in meeting with the manager of Research and planning center of The House of Latin America.

Miguel Littin latest film “Allende in His Labyrinth” Screened for the first Time in Iran

Tomorrow by AIPFF:

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - On the night of linkage between Iranian, Latin American revolutionary arts, the latest film of Miguel Littin “Allende in His Labyrinth”, is going to be screened on Tuesday, 30th of August in Soureh Hall of Howzeh Honari at 16 p.m.

Miguel Littin; A Director from end of the world

A Note by Nematollah Saeedi

The author was successful two days ago to see with his own eyes the fabulous figure of Chilean and Latin American cinema on earth next to himself. An old man - about 76 years of age – that one can guess the brilliance and glory of his youngness only by gazing at his eyes.

AIPFF to Honor Senior Revolution Directors Parallel with lauding Chilean Filmmaker

On 30th August

TEHRAN, (AIPFF) - AIPFF has planned to honor three outstanding Islamic Revolution directors, namely Masoud Jafari Jozani, Behrouz Afkhami and Hossein Zandbaf parallel with a ceremony to hail renowned Chilin anti-coup filmmaker Miguel Littin on Tuesday.

Feast of Linkage between Iranian, Latin American Revolutionary Arts

On 30th August

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - Under the auspices of the secretariat of the third round of the international section of APFF, ceremonies will be held at Tehran University on Tuesday in honor of the well-reputed Chilean anti-coup filmmaker, Miguel Littin, as artists will attend.

AIPFF 2016

American Filmmaker sends APFF Doc on Trump Speculation

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - Filmmaker and investigative reporter Anthony Baxter has sent his latest documentary "A Dangerous Game" on the environmental calamities of Donald Trump’s golf courses, to the international section of Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF) 2016.


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.

Nader Talebzadeh

Talebzadeh is a producer, TV presenter, moviemaker, and journalist. He got his BA in English Literature of Randolph–Macon College and has an MA in Film Directing of the University of Colombia.