The holy defense organization of arts and cinematic affairs aims to project the culture of sacrifice and resistance against global oppression and reflect a cinema of heroism and noble pursuits by holding the first international short film festival of holy defense and resistance "Rassam", with a distinctive approach towards the defenders of the nation and the defenders of the Holy Shrine in Islamic countries.
Festival themes and subject
" Sacrifice and persistence by the Islamic nation
" Resistance against oppression and global imperialism
" The pioneers of protecting Islamic countries
" Health Defenders (COVID19)
" 180-second films
" Fiction films up to to 30 minutes
" Documentaries up to 60 minutes
" Animations from up to 30 minutes
- Festival trophy and honorary diploma for the best short film
- Honorary diploma for the second-best short film
- Festival trophy and honorary diploma for the best documentary film
- Honorary diploma for the second-best documentary film
- Festival trophy and honorary diploma for the best animation
- Honorary diploma for the second-best animation
" All submissions from filmmakers, institutions, public organizations and private producers are accepted.
" All short films made since 2019 running from 180 seconds to 30 minutes can participate in the festival
" Participants need to meet the technical regulations
" Registration is only possible online and through the website "FilmFreeway"
" Films that do not meet technical standards will be disapproved.
" The festival will not be held accountable for any possible damages to the submitted material upon delivery
Full HD-HDV and DV submissions must be sent to the festival secretariat in the following formats: MXF, MOV(H.264), MPEG 4 (H.264), MPEG 2, DV AVI