The 14th Resistance International Film Festival (RIFF) is being held in Iran on September 23-30, 2016, focusing on the most principal humanistic issues of the contemporary world and the vision of challenging topics, namely the International terrorism, hegemonic regime, brutal crimes of ISIS (Daesh) and other Takfiri and Salafi groups, the US police violence against the Black people, Mena tragedy, etc.
This cultural-cinematic event, with the “Our World is Beautiful” slogan, strives for analyzing and evaluating the “Disrupted Contemporary World” and the chaotic situations of human beings, arisen from the domination of hegemonic regime, war and terrorism crisis, devastating greed of the International terrorism and the challenges in the Islamic World, such as the extremist Takfiri thoughts supported by Saudi Arabian government and Wahhabi ideology, with the cooperation of artists, thinker and independent filmmakers of the whole world.
The Resistance Film Festival with the 34 years of history is the oldest film festival, founded by independent and revolutionary filmmakers of Iran that resulted in its being the most prestigious cultural-cinematic event in Iran during the last 3 decades and has been the birthplace of many stylish and well-known Iranian filmmakers and now, it is turned into an anti-Zionist pole for the artists around the world.
The RIFF tries to create a basis to discourse, communicate, thinking and synergy, as well as a network of the creative and truth-seeker filmmakers especially the independent anti-dominance and anti-Zionism ones around the world, while its primary goal is to pass this message to the world that “Creating beauty and humanity is only possible through kindness, friendship, company and empathy.”
The RIFF is categorized in 3 sections of “International Competition”, “Imad Mughniyeh Special Award” and “The Resistance Cinema in the World”.
Every short and feature films, documentaries and animated films, produced since January 2014, are to be presented in the festival.
The secretary of the RIFF is going to be Mohamad Khazaei, an Iranian artist and film producer.