ABOUT RIFF

ABOUT RIFF

Resistance International Film Festival is regarded as one of the most prestigious international film festivals in Iran.

The Resistance International Film Festival (RIFF) is regarded as one of the most prestigious international film festivals in Iran.
The goal of the Festival is to create an atmosphere of dialogue, understanding of current human sufferings, and to share experiences and new ideas. The three-fold mission is to: 
1. Create an atmosphere of dialogue by recognizing activists and filmmakers. 
2. Foster the human spirit of brotherhood, peace, and resisting oppression.
3. Use the language of film to fight terrorism and violence.
Filmmakers around the world are welcome to submit documentaries, short and feature, and animated films relevant to the festival topics.

The RIFF is established to explain the "Islamic Revolution Discourse", as well as the theoretical and conceptual framework of the world's most prestigious religious and ideological revolution.

Being held for 13th years, the Resistance International Film Festival is considered as the oldest Islamic Revolution Film Festival so far.

Since the 11th year, the Resistance International Film Festival cinematic strategy and goals, have attracted the world's independent artists and filmmakers’ attention. This momentous cultural and cinematic event is formed to explain the "Islamic Revolution Discourse", as well as the theoretical and conceptual framework of the world's most prestigious religious and ideological revolution, regarded as the effect of the fore-mentioned discourse. Relying on the very discourse, the Resistance International Film Festival has provided the artists and filmmakers from all over the world with the principles, ideals and values ​​of the Islamic Revolution, along with re-introducing domestic filmmakers together, to associate its productions with the ‘Islamic Revolution Discourse’ concepts and terminology. To achieve this goal, the Resistance International Film Festival is established to explain resistance culture and expose the cultural, political, economic and media invasion of resistant movement enemies. It especially aims to focus on the U.S., anti-arrogance of the oppressed nations of the world, the fight against "terrorism" and "International Zionism", paying special attention to the cultural and cinematic challenges and needs of the Islamic world in the two local and international sections.

The Resistance International Film Festival is now being held in the following sections: Iranian Cinema Contest with the subsets of feature films, video movies, short films, documentaries, animated films, television series, music video and Advertising Materials, and the International sections with the three sections of International Cinema Contest (including feature films, short films, documentaries and animated films), Imad Muqniah, as well as the perspective of Resistance Cinema in the world.