The event, divided into two National and Internationala sections, will be held on September 21-27 and November 21-27, celebrating the “Sacred Defense” and “Basij” weeks respectively.
The National Section will be held in Tehran while the International Section is scheduled to take place in the southern city of Kerman, where martyred Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani has been laid to rest.
The Resistance International Film Festival is considered as one of the most prestigious international film festivals in Iran with an aim to create an atmosphere of dialogue and understanding of current human sufferings and to foster the human spirit of brotherhood, peace, and resisting oppression and cruelty.
The event seeks to use the language of film as a medium to fight terrorism and violence.
Filmmakers around the world are welcome to submit short-length and feature-length documentaries, short-length and feature-length films, animations and music videos relevant to the festival's topics.
The awards presented include Resistance Festival Grand Award for the best filmmaking talent; the festival trophy, an honorary diploma, and cash prize to encourage and aid the filmmaker for their next film.
International Resistance Film Festival is the manifestation of the dialogue of Iran’s Islamic Revolution (1979) in which there are the finest notions of an ideal international revolution.
The key dates of the festival include call for entries: May 26th, 2020, film submission deadline: August 20th, 2020 (National section) and September 26th, 2020 (International section), film selection notification: October 26th, 2020, and festival dates: September 21st – 27th, 2020 (National section) and November 21st – 27th, 2020 (International section)
The secretariat of the festival has declared the e-mail: Info@moqavematfilmfest.ir and website: www.moqavematfilmfest.ir for contacts.