Syrian and Iranian cultural officials met together negotiating over mutual cooperation on the sidelines of this year’s edition of the event.
The two parties discussed and exchanged views on joint cooperation in the field of film productions, documentaries, short films, and series that express the common issues of the region and the Middle East and the axis of Islamic resistance.
The RIFF, one of the most prestigious international film festivals in Iran, is dedicated to productions on wars and the repercussions of armed conflicts in the world.
It also puts a spotlight on the resistance of the Palestinian people against the Zionist regime, Daesh and their terrorist attacks in the region as well as the world’s tyrants and their backing of Daesh.
The 17th edition of the biennial festival of RIFF will take place on March 3-8, 2023 in the southern city of Bandar Abbas.
The upcoming edition of the event will be held on a warship in the Persian Gulf.
Jalal Ghafari, the secretary of the 17th edition of the event, said “We suggested to hold the festival in an important location such as on the deck of Shahid Soleimani warship to deliver an important message to the world”.
The newly unveiled Shahid Soleimani warship is named after Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated by the US military in 2020.