‘Atabai,’ by Niki Karimi, ‘Without Anything,’ by Mohsen Qaraei, ‘Once Upon a Time in Iran,’ by Gholamreza Ja’fari, ‘Crows,’ by Naqi Ne’mati, ‘When Pomegranates Howl,’ by Granaz Mousavi, ‘Turtle and Snail,’ by Mohsen Rezaei, ‘We Are Forced,’ by Reza Dormishian and ‘This Is Not Me’ by Saeed Qolipour will represent Iranian cinema at the Bulgarian festival.

Sofia MENAR Film Festival makes the Bulgarian audience familiar with the culture and traditions of the Islamic world. The program of Sofia MENAR Film Festival presents the best of Middle East and North Africa film productions, including feature films, documentaries and short projects.

Many accompanying events are organized within the framework of the festival. These events are particularly selected and bound up with the countries of this region, representing traditions and customs of the ethnic groups that inhabit its lands.

The term MENAR, for "Middle East and North Africa Region", is an acronym often used to cover an extensive area, stretching from Morocco to Iran, including the majority of both the Middle Eastern and Maghreb countries.

Source: Iran Daily