Film Festival of Defenders of Holy Shrine to announce winners Monday 

May 28, 2016

TEHRAN -- The organizers of the First Film Festival of Defenders of Holy Shrine, promoting the culture of resistance, will announce winners during a ceremony to be held at the IRIB International Conference Hall on Monday.

Organized by the Fars News Agency in collaboration with Katibeh Navaye Fatemei Cultural Institute, the festival means to praise the bravery of the defenders and protectors of the holy shrine of Hazrat Zeinab (AS) in Syria against terrorist attacks.

Documentaries and music videos showcasing the roles of the defenders and the martyrs, highlighting the resistance of the people of Syria, Iraq and Palestine, and the roles of Iran and Hezbollah resistance movement in promoting the culture of resistance in the region, as well as revealing imagery showing the brutality of the ISIL terrorist group, were received by the secretariat of the festival.

The top works were selected by a team of jury members for the final awards that included Ebrahim Hatamikia, Alireza Rezadad, Mostafa Razzaq-Karimi and Mohammad Khazai.

“The Clouds Are on the Way” (Mohammad-Ali Farsi), “The Commander” (Mohammad-Hadi Nematollahi), “Abu Wahab” (Hossein Palizdar), “Blood and Olive” (Mostafa Aqamohammadlu) and “Bridge” (Amir-Hossein Noruzi) are among the documentaries competing in the festival.

Also included are several music videos including “A Place to Live” (Mohsen Purmohiabadi), “Male” (Omd Hassanzadeh), “We Are Leaving” (Ahmadreza Davari), “Departure” (Mohammad Shakeri) and “Arghavan” (Mahdiyar Oqabi).

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