The Role of Women in Lybia

Mothers of Revolution

“Mothers of Revolution” is a documentary about the status of women during the rule of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Forceful Removing of Hijab During the Reign of Reza Shah

The 5th House

Greatly impressed and influenced by western culture, he issued a decree in 1936, forcing all girls and women to remove their Hijab (Islamic headdress). Former Iranian monarch Reza Shah Pahlavi’s edict was enforced swiftly and forcefully and those who did not follow his order...

Why Hijab?

We Are All Responsible

“We Are All Responsible” is a stop-motion animated short film about a security guard who asks a university girl student to observe her full Hijab.

A story above the clouds:

The Persian Gulf Battle 1

The animation highlights an air strike in the midst of the Sacred Defense in which Saudi forces, with intelligence and operational leadership of the US, launch a surprise attack on Iranian forces.

Sunnis and Shias together against ISIS

Sheikh Sabah

"Sheikh Sabah" is a film by Mohsen Islamzadeh which depicts people's unity and resistance against terrorist ISIS forces in Iraq. Sheikh Sabah is head of the Shammar Tribe, a prominent Sunnian tribe in Saladin governorate.

The 1953 American Coup in Iran

The American Coup

“The American Coup” is a documentary that its main narrative studies the role of US in the 1953 coup d'état.

An Eyewitness Narrates the 1953 CIA-led Coup in Iran


Amir-Khosravi who was an eyewitness as boy of nine to the 1953 coup engineered by the CIA and British intelligence, discovered the truth about his father and the shocking role he played in the history of modern Iran.

A short story from war in Gaza:


A pregnant mother in Gaza is stuck under rubble but, surprisingly, she manages to deliver her child.

The most popular APFF film:

The Gas Regulator

A gas regulator in a sidewalk is badly installed and people hit their heads to it as they walk in the sidewalk.

A portrait documentary from east Africa

The Distant Acquaintance

Omar Abdullah, a young teacher in Kenya, who has never seen an Iranian national, has put the names of Iranian revolutionary figures on his children: Ruhollah Khomeini, Ali Khamenei, Morteza Motahhari, and Hussain Beheshti.

A story about a different martyr


A film about the martyrdom of a Lebanese defender of the holy shrine, Mahdi Yaghi.


En Directo

A poor family in Spain who has been forced out of their domicile by the government. The film shows the social programs designed for such families. What begins as a dream which would bring back their house, turns out to become a heinous nightmare at the end of the film.

Nader Talebzadeh:

Ammar Popular Film festival is Founded and Funded by People

Ammar film festival is popular. But why is that? There are several reasons to elucidate it and figure out that Ammar festival is founded and funded by people.