The cineastes getting the nod from the festival’s jury were awarded at Art Bureau’s Andisheh Hall.
In Iranian Dream section, ‘Iron Inventor’ by Mohammad-Javad Raeisi received the Golden Lantern award, ifilmtv.com wrote.
‘Taleqani’s Father’ by Mohammad-Ali Mohammad-Doost and ‘Test’ by Sajjad Riyahi received the Golden Lantern award of the National Memory section.
The movies on Palestine and Yemen were screened during the 10th APFF in Tehran and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip Saturday flocked to the Commodore Hotel, where they will be on the silver screen until January 13.
A commemoration ceremony for Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, who was assassinated in a US airstrike in Baghdad, was among the programs of the film event in the enclave on Saturday.
APFF goes against the promotion of “individualism and extreme enjoyment without caring about the society's troubles and other humans’ suppression,” according to the official website.
The festival aims “to raise real awareness and responsibility among the general public," the website adds, noting that the event’s mission is to create an atmosphere in which independent filmmakers and thinkers can gather together.
Established by a number of Iranian revolutionary figures, the Ammar Popular Film Festival has been named after Ammar Yasir, a close companion of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
The 10th edition of the Ammar festival was held in Tehran from January 1-10.