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Guidelines and Regulations

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Karama Human Rights Film Festival organized by M3mal612-Think Factory announces the launching of its 12TH edition’s main events for this year 2021 from 5 - 20 December.

Karama HRFF theme for the upcoming 12th edition is Human Rights in a Virtual World. Through films, we aim to examine the changes forced on human rights values and laws by events that impacted the whole world, like the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We all are aware of how this pandemic forced new procedures and structures. It also revealed a new high level of inequalities and a dismissive attitude toward our freedoms of speech and participation in the decision-making process.

We are currently accepting entries for films of the following genres: short fiction, feature fiction, documentary, animation; Films should be produced after January 2018. Submissions’ regular deadline is the 15th of September 2021. Late deadline is 15th of October 2021.

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, Best Jordanian Film, as well as the “ANHAR Award: Arab Network for Human Rights Film Festivals.

Karama Jordan is the first human rights film festival in the Arab region, and the first international film festival in Jordan, and it 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 Karama 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 on Karama’s website.
  • The submitter authorizes Karama to screen the film in its main event, mid-cycle screenings and Karama Package 2021 - 2022 and does not charge any screening fees.
  • The submitter authorizes Karama to screen the film online on the secured platform Karama uses to screen the films.
  • Karama 12th edition presents cash prizes for Best Documentary Film, Best Feature Fiction Film, Best Short Fiction Film, and Best Animated Film.


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

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