Art and ExperienceClosing ceremony of the ninth edition of the Ammar International Popular Film Festival (APFF) has been set to be held in Felestin Cinema on Thursday January 10.

In the closing ceremony, winners of feature and documentary sections with the subjects of Soft War and Cultural Front, Islamic Awakening and Arba’een, Hero Nation, Economic Warfare, Defenders of Holy Shrine, Intra-Discourse criticism and Political history will be announced and appreciated.

Ceremony organizers have also planned to pay tribute to Sirous Moqaddam, the director of popular ifilm series such as ‘Floating in a Bubble’, ‘The Days of Life’, ‘Until Being with Sorayya’, and ‘Day of Envy’ which is currently on the channel’s schedule.

Different editions of the Ammar Popular Film Festival have been held from 2010 to 2019 in Tehran, showcasing international documentaries, fictions, animations, clips, music videos, photo albums and other kinds of media with a focus on social and economic issues.

Named after Ammar Yasir, a close companion of Prophet Muhammad [PBUH], the APFF goes against promotion of “individualism and extreme enjoyment without caring about the society’s troubles and other human suppression,” the event’s official website notes.

It was established by a number of Iranian revolutionary figures to take a global view of cultural, socio-economic, environmental and political issues that may endanger peace, freedom and justice in the world.

The festival also enjoys an international version which aims “to raise real awareness and responsibility among the general public,” the website reads, adding the event’s mission is to create an atmosphere in which independent filmmakers and thinkers can gather together.

The 9th edition of the APFF is slated to run in Tehran and several other Iranian cities until January 10, 2019.

Source: ifilmtv