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Guidelines and Regulations

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Karama Human Rights Film Festival - organized by Ma3mal 612 Think Factory - announces the launch of its activities for the year 2023. The 14th Edition will be from 5 to 15 December 2023.

The Theme for this year is entitled” The Heart of The Matter - The Human Rights Equation”  It encompasses the difficult equation of human rights advancement yet the simple evident notion that human rights are vital and the chore and heart of life that matters for human kind.

We are currently accepting entries for films of the following genres: short fiction, feature fiction, documentary, and animation; Films should be produced after January 2019. The submission deadline is 30 September 2023.

A selection of films will compete in the Karama Feather Awards for Best Fiction Feature, Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Fiction Film, Best Animated Film, and the Audience Award, as well as the “Arab Network for Human Rights Film Festivals, for Best Human Rights Film- ANHAR Award.

Karama HRFF Jordan is the first human rights film festival in the Arab region and the first international film festival in Jordan. It has co-founded and supported several festivals in the Arab region. Such as: “Karama Palestine | 2013”, “Karama Mauritania | 2014”, “Karama Gaza-Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival | 2015”, “Karama Beirut | 2016”, “Karama Yemen | 2018” and supported “Karama Tunis-The International Festival for Human Rights Films” and “Erato Human Rights Film Festival in Libya”, within the framework of “ANHAR- The Arab Network of Human Rights Film Festivals” which  Ma3mal 612 founded in 2015.

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 well as on Karama’s website.

The submitter authorizes Karama to screen the film in its main event, mid-cycle screenings, and Karama Package 2023 - 2024 and does not charge any screening fees.

Video standard quality:

  • Video Format compressor: H.264 high, or best quality
  • Frame Size: Full HD 1920 X 1080
  • Frame rate: 25 fps
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Audio Best quality

  • MPEG-4 audio, Stereo, 48000 Hz - AAC-LC audio, Stereo, 48000 Hz -
  • Bit rate at least 128kbps