According to the festival’s communications department Saeed Elahi has released the festival’s statistics report in the following manner: In the domestic screenplay section the festival has received 72 long screenplays, 91 short screenplays, 17 sequence of love, 28 entries for martyr Hojaji and overall 208 screenplays. Furthermore, in the photography section (amateur and professional) the festival has received 596 photographs from 134 professional photographers and 1437 photographs from 250 amateur photographers and a total number of 2033 photographs from 384 photographers.
In the domestic films and television series section the festival has received 21 movies, 32 feature films, 48 short films 10 series, 29 feature documentaries, 229 short documentaries, 57 video clips, 38 animations and a total of 464 entries.
In addition, in the international section the festival has received 354 short and feature films, 180 short, semi feature and feature documentaries, 88 animations, 103 video clips, 44 screenplays, 80 photographs and a total number of 777 entries from 83 countries.
“The received entries are currently being processed and the list of approved entries for competition will be announced in the near future.” He later highlighted the need for support and sponsorship for the production of more videos and screenplays focusing on the Arbaeen Walk and the culture of Ashura.
The festival has used every possible source, from cyber space to inter-departmental communication, to gather as many entries as possible within a designated time frame. This initiative included communication with cultural centers and non-governmental organizations in many countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States.
He then indicated that despite the receipt of a large number of entries to the festival, the need for the production of more films and screenplays portraying the Arbaeen Walk and the culture of Ashura remains evident.
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