The main theme for the KHRFF is human rights in general; children, women, refugees, political, economic, social and civic rights, and the role of films and culture in creating social and political change. Recent massive upheavals in the Arab region since the first edition (in 2010) have made it imperative to seek the exchange of expression, ideas, opinions and experiences on human rights issues across the region and the world. The festival’s core theme is human dignity

Along with the film festival Ma'mal 612 creates parallel human rights cultural events such as theatre, art exhibitions and music installations. Additionally, the organization has launched an outreach program in schools and universities and has created an Arab Youth Forum.

Theme: “The The Spirit of Humanity Vs. Extremism and Terrorism”.

A selection of films will compete in the following Karama Feather Awards. All awards comes with a Cash Price awarded to the director/producer of the film.

Best Fiction Feature
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Fiction Film
Best Animated Film
Best Jordanian Film, as well as the “ANHAR Award: Arab Network for Human Rights Film Festivals.

We are currently accepting entries for films of the following genres: short fiction, short documentary, short animation, feature films, feature documentary and Jordanian productions; produced after 2018.

The Submitter authorizes Karama to use all submitted promotional material up to 2 minutes clips of the film for any promotional activity of the film or the festival, including the clip’s broadcasting on televisions and their websites, as on Karama’s website.

The submitter authorizes Karama to screen the film in its main event, mid-cycle screenings and Karama Package 2020 - 2021 and does not charge any screening fees.

Online screenings will be agreed upon with the filmmakers following the film’s acceptance by the festival; mainly issues of rights and screening methods.