According to IRNA, member of the Executive Council of the 15th edition of the festival Ehsan Kaveh touched on the quality and content of works, and said, "Considering that the main tools and equipment are at the disposal of the authorities, we did not expect to receive works of very high technical quality but in this period great documentary works, were submitted to the secretariat of the international event to the extent that we had trouble choosing them; the works are valuable not just in content while being in the direction of the festival's discourse but also in the artistic and technical quality."
He added, "Valuable works have been submitted to the festival's fictional section that deals with the horrible phenomena of Daesh, the childish criminality, cruelty of the Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia, and stress on the role of oppression and its difference with pure Islam, trying to raise awareness of the international community."
Kaveh said the content of the films, received in the international section of the festival, was diverse.
He noted, "This year in the international section, we received several good works based on themes such as 'oppression against American Indians and natives' and 'attention to resistance'."
Some of the works have been carefully scrutinizing war-torn Syria, while displaying the resistance of the people. For example, some of the works of the resistance of Kurds, Shias and Sunni Iraqis who were able to solidly unite against the Daesh have somehow been effective. Meanwhile, there is a great deal of critique about the US' foreign and domestic policy.
The festival is dedicated to productions on wars and the repercussions of armed conflicts in the world.