So far 1348 films from 95 countries have been submitted to participate in the international competition section of the 16th Iran International Documentary Film Festival (CinemaVérité).

The submitted films are slated to be reviewed by selecting board of the festival.

The list of the selected films in the international competition section of the 16th "CinemaVérité", will be announced in three groups of short documentaries (up to 40 minutes), mid-length (40 to 70 minutes) and full-length (over 70 minutes) by the end of November.Directed by Mohammad Hamidi Moghaddam, Iran International Documentary Film Festival (CinemaVérité) will be held in late December 2022.