According to the Public Relations Department of the festival, Mohammad Khazaei, the secretary of the festival, and Esmaeil Najar, the Governor of Kerman province have officially signed the agreement of holding this important local, national and international event in Kerman.
Esmaeil Najar, the governor of Kerman said, “The Iranian’ eight-year Sacred Defense has various aspects, and despite some efforts, only limited parts of events of Sacred Defense have still been uncovered.” He added, “The Resistance Film Festival is an opportunity for the cinema to look at the Sacred Defense cinema through different aspects.”
Mohammad Khazaei, the secretary of the festival said, “The reason for choosing Kerman as the host of this festival was its support and enthusiasm for holding the 12th festival.”
He added, “The international section of the festival, has received 178 films from more than fifty countries, so far.” Khazaei also pointed at the different sections of the 12th Resistance International Film Festival and said, “The 12th Festival includes Iranian Film Competition, Short Films, Documentaries, Islamic Awakening cinema, Terror Martyrs, Golden Pen, Tributes, and Workshops.”
The 12th Resistance International Film Festival will be held in September 2012, Kerman, Iran.