This figure is indicating a 22.6 percent increase compared to the previous year.
Some 84 films by women documentarians were recorded last year at the festival. This year, this statistic has reached 103 films, which shows a 22.6 percent increase in the presence of women documentarians in Verite Cinema.
In the meantime, 791 male directors have also applied to participate in the national sections of the event.
So the participation rate of women filmmakers compared to men is 11.5% to 88.5%.
The names of selected films of the 14th Cinema Verite`s national section in three categories of short (up to 40 min) semi-short (40 to 70 min) and long (over 70 min) documentaries will be announced by the end of November.
Presided by Mohammad Hamidi-Moqadam, the event will be held in Tehran from Dec 8-14, 2020 in online format due to the spread of Corona virus.