About us

The Sobh International Media Festival was established in Iran in 2023 with the goal of introducing a wide range of television producers, as well as giving local and international artists a platform to create art and facilitate positive interactions and cultural transformations.

This festival aims to foster artistic creativity in order to build a strong and influential media platform on a global scale by recognizing and rewarding talented individuals with a background in media.

We hope that our educational activities, including workshops and seminars, will help introduce the artists to a variety of media, broaden their vision, and encourage independent thinking.

The “Sobh” festival centers around “Media and the New World Order,” delving into the significance of local and regional identities, spiritualism, cultural authority, as well as the influence of family origins. Moreover, it explores the idea that discourse can give rise to resistance and opposition against oppressive powers.

This is the place where all artists, thinkers, activists, and creators strive for the dawn (Sobh) of justice, humanity, peace, and spirituality in a new world.

The second edition of this festival will open with three main sections: Main section, IRIB World Service, and the Palestine special.

Festival sections:

The Main section categories and subcategories:

Television


TV Series
Talk Show
Magazine Show
Reality Show
Documentary
News Report

Radio

Radio Reporting
Radio Program
Radio Show
Radio Documentary

New Media:

Podcast
Vlog
Motion Graphic and Short Animation

The IRIB World Service section categories and subcategories:

Television

Talk Show
Magazine Show
Documentary
News Report
News Coverage

Radio

Radio Program
Radio Magazine
News Report
Announce and Radio Spot

New Media

Social Media
Website
Podcast
Vlog and Music Video
Motion Graphic

The Palestine special section subcategories:

Feature Film

TV Series

Motion Graphic and Short Animation

TV News Report

News Coverage

TV Program

Vlog and Music Video

Documentary

Short Film

Citizen Journalism (Gaza journalist martyrs award)

Illustration

Podcast

Feature story (Essay, Article, Research report)


Festival Management:

Mohsen Yazdi
Mohsen Yazdi
Festival Director

Seyed Mahdi Mirteymori
Executive Director


Yasser Faryadras
Consultant Member


Selection committee

Jury


The 2nd Sobh International Media Festival’s schedule:

  • Start of the festival:
    January 23, 2024
  • Submission deadline:
    April 8, 2024 ( extended until April 15, 2024 )
  • Closing ceremony:
    May 17-20, 2024