Call for “Ana Min Hussain” Cultural-Artistic Festival

The Ashura International Foundation, with the participation of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Art department of the Islamic Development Organization, the Comprehensive Islamic Art Website, the ABNA News Agency, and other scientific, cultural, and artistic institutions, will hold “Ana Min Hussain” Cultural-Artistic Festival in various visual, audio and written branches with the theme of “The connections of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) with his martyred grandson, Imam Hussain (a.s.)”.

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The Ashura International Foundation, with the participation of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Art department of the Islamic Development Organization, the Comprehensive Islamic Art Website, the ABNA News Agency, and other scientific, cultural, and artistic institutions, will hold “Ana Min Hussain” Cultural-Artistic Festival in various visual, audio and written branches with the theme of “The connections of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) with his martyred grandson, Imam Hussain (a.s.)”.

The Ashura International Foundation, with the participation of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Art department of the Islamic Development Organization, the Comprehensive Islamic Art Website, the ABNA News Agency, and other scientific, cultural, and artistic institutions, will hold “Ana Min Hussain” (I am From Hussain) Cultural-Artistic Festival in various visual, audio and written branches with the theme of “The connections of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) with his martyred grandson, Imam Hussain (a.s.)”.

The call for this festival is as follows:

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In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Call for the second AhlulBayt (a.s.) cultural-artistic festival

“Ana Min Hussain” (I am From Hussain) Cultural-Artistic Festival

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* Introduction

The Ashura International Foundation is a non-governmental and global organization that bear the serious mission of introducing the people of the world - of different religions, sects, and nationalities - to Imam Hussain (a.s.), the Ashura culture and his uprising. With this approach, this institution seeks to use various cultural, propagation and media capacities, and to use artistic forms in order to fulfill its duty.

Therefore, the Ashura International Foundation, with the participation of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Art department of the Islamic Development Organization, the Comprehensive Islamic Art Website, the ABNA News Agency, and other scientific, cultural, and artistic institutions, will hold “Ana Min Hussain” Cultural-Artistic Festival in various visual, audio and written branches with the theme of “The connections of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) with his martyred grandson, Imam Hussain (a.s.)”.

* Objectives

1. Introducing the personality of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and the event of Ashura to Muslims, through the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), the teachings of the Prophet and the Holy Quran.

2. Demonstrating the impact of the Ashura uprising on the survival of the religion of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h).

3. Informing non-Shiite and non-Muslim communities about the realities of authentic Islam and Ashura culture, with emphasis on the teachings of the Prophet (p.b.u.h).

4. Generalization of the high values of Ashura culture through cultural and artistic tools, with emphasis on the teachings of the Prophet (p.b.u.h).

5. Encouraging the authors, translators, artists, filmmakers, and writers to address issues related to the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Imam Hussain (a.s.).

6. Identifying and encouraging religiously committed writers and artists and discovering new talents.

7. Grounding for innovation and exchanging ideas of artists.

* Categories

“Ana Min Hussain” (I am From Hussain) cultural-artistic festival will be held in the following five categories:

1. Cinematic: 1. Short film 2. Short documentary 3. Animation 4. Screenplay

2. Poetry: 1. Classical poetry 2. New style poetry 3. Children and adolescent poetry 4. Lamentation poetry

3. Written works: 1. Article 2. Book

4. Cyberspace contents: 1. Motion graphics 2. Podcasts 3. Music Videos

5. Innovative plans

 

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A) Branches of the cinematic category

The film category of the festival is held in the following four sections:

1. Short film 2. Short documentary 3. Animation 4. Screenplay

B) Topics of the cinematic category

Short films, animations as well as screenplays participating in the festival should be made and written on the following topics:

1. Contemporaneous life of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and Imam Hussain (a.s.).

2. Religious, moral, and social manifestations of the commands of the Holy Quran in the uprising of Ashura.

3. The influence of the Ashura uprising on the survival of the religion of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h).

4. Depicting the hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) about Imam Hussain (a.s.).

5. Any common content between the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Imam Hussain (a.s.).

C) Regulations of short films and animation

1. Submitted works must directly deal with the topics mentioned in paragraph B.

2. It is forbidden to depict the face of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h), the AhlulBayt (a.s.), the first caliphs and the wives of the Prophet (p.b.u.h).

3. There are no language restrictions in the festival, and the language of the submitted works can be any of the living languages ​​of the world.

4. The duration for short films and animations should be a maximum of 30 minutes, and documentaries a maximum of 40 minutes.

5. The productions must be sent on DVD to the festival secretariat.

6. Only one item must be on each DVD.

7. The participation of videos recorded by phone cameras is unimpeded.

8.  Sending photos and videos from behind the scenes of the works which reach the judging stage is mandatory.

9. According to the festival, the signatory of the festival participation form is the owner of the work, and the consequences of the contrary claims will be borne by the claimant.

10. In case of participation of a legal entity, a natural person must be introduced as the owner of the work.

11. The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Ashura International Foundation preserve the right to use the received works and publish them in the relevant media and their own pages and websites.

D) Screenplay regulations

1. The size of the scripts should be commensurate with the length of the short film, i.e., a maximum of 30 pages/minutes.

2. Adapted works must necessarily be accompanied by mentioning the source and its summary.

3. There are no language restrictions in the festival, and participants can write screenplays in all living languages ​​of the world.

4. Of the submitted screenplays, no film should have been produced before.

5. Screenplays must be typed in Office Word software in size 14, and the pages must be numbered.

6. Participant must print three hard copies of his/her screenplay on one side of A4 paper, without hard cover, staple, or any kind of bindings and send it to the festival secretariat, along with its soft copy on a CD.

7. A summary of the screenplay shall be provided on one page and the typed text of the summary shall be attached to the CD mentioned in paragraph 6.

8. According to the festival, the signatory of the festival participation form is the owner of the work, and the consequences of the contrary claims will be borne by the claimant.

9. If there are several authors of the work or the participation of legal entities, a natural person must be introduced as the owner of the work.

10. Winning works with more than one author will be awarded a single prize.

11. The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Ashura International Foundation preserve the right to use the received scripts by mentioning the author’s name.

E) Awards of short films, documentaries, and animations

1. The winners in each of the three mentioned branches will be awarded 20 million Tomans

2. The 2nd prize winners in each of the three mentioned branches will be awarded 15 million Tomans.

3. The 3rd prize winners in each of the three mentioned branches will be awarded 10 million Tomans.

4. All participants will be awarded the certificate of participation in the festival.

F) Awards of the screenplays

1. The winner in the screenplay branch of the festival will be awarded 10 million Tomans.

2. The 2nd prize winner in the screenplay branch of the festival will be awarded 7 million Tomans.

3. The 3rd prize winner in the screenplay branch of the festival will be awarded 5 million Tomans.

4. All participants will be awarded the certificate of participation in the festival.

 

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 A) Branches of the poetry category

The poetry category of the festival is held in the following four branches:

1. Classical poetry 2. New style poetry 3. Children and adolescent poetry 4. Lamentation

B) Topics of the poetry category

Poems and laments of the festival participants should be composed on the following topics:

1. Common manifestations of the life of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Imam Hussain (a.s.).

2. Religious, moral, and social manifestations of the commands of the Holy Quran in the uprising of Ashura.

3. The influence of the Ashura uprising on the survival of the religion of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h).

4. Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) about Imam Hussain (a.s.).

5. Emotional moments of the relationship of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and Imam Hussain (a.s.).

6. Any common content between the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Imam Hussain (a.s.).

C) Regulations of the poetry category

1. In all four mentioned branches, participants can compose their poems in all poetic formats.

2. There is no language restriction in the festival and participants can participate in all living languages ​​of the world.

3. Each person can submit poetry in all mentioned branched and submit a maximum of five works in each branch.

4. Poems must be submitted via the festival email, and follow-up receipt is by contacting the festival secretariat.

5. According to the festival, the signatory of the festival participation form is the owner of the work, and the consequences of the contrary claims will be borne by the claimant.

6. The right to use the works is preserved for the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Ashura International Foundation.

D) Awards of poetry category

1. The winner in each branch will be awarded 7 million Tomans.

2. The 2nd winner in each branch will be awarded 5 million Tomans.

3. The 3rd winner in each branch will be awarded 3 million Tomans.

4. All participants will be awarded the certificate of participation in the festival.

 

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A) Branches of the written works category

The written works category is held in two following branches and formats:

1. Article 2. Book

B) Topics of the written works category

1. The method of introducing Imam Hussain (a.s.) to non-Muslims.

2. The method of introducing Ashura uprising to non-Muslims.

3. The method of introducing Imam Hussain (a.s.) through Quranic teachings and the Prophetic tradition to non-Shiite Muslims.

4. The method of introducing the Ashura uprising through Quranic teachings and the Prophetic tradition to non-Shiite Muslims.

5. The legal, moral, and spiritual relationship of the Revolution of Hussain (a.s.) with similar anti-oppression and justice-seeking uprisings in the history, and beliefs of the leaders and followers of the divine religions.

6. Explaining the aspects on which the followers of non-Shiite religions modeled the uprising of Hussain (a.s.) in the anti-oppression uprisings in the past.

7. Explaining the positive aspects of following the spiritual and political leaders of the divine or human religions from Imam Hussain (a.s.).

8. Explaining successful propagation experiences in introducing Imam Hussain (a.s.) and Ashura to non-Muslims and non-Shiite Muslims.

9. Dos and don’ts of propagation, science, culture, and art in introducing Imam Hussain (a.s.) and the moral teachings of Ashura to non-Muslims and non-Shiite Muslims in the traditional and modern media.

10. Strategies for explaining and expanding the culture and teachings of Ashura in the western world.

C) Regulations of the written works category

1. There is no language restriction in the festival and authors can write their articles and books in any of the living languages ​​of the world.

2. The participation of all writers and thinkers - from all religions, denominations, and nationalities - from all countries of the world in the festival is unimpeded.

3. Articles should not have been previously published in any other journals.

4. Books should not have been published before 2021.

5. The total size of the article - including abstract, text, conclusion, and sources - should be at least 3,000 and at most 8,000 words.

6. The total size of the book must be at least 14,000 words.

7. Articles and books must be typed in Office Word software in size 14, and the pages must be numbered.

8. Participant must print two hard copies of his/her article or book on one side of A4 paper without hard cover, staple, or any kind of bindings and send it to the festival secretariat, along with its soft copy on a CD.

9. Filling and signing the participation form of the festival is mandatory and means full acceptance of the festival rules and regulations.

10. According to the festival, the signatory of the festival participation form is the owner of the work, and the consequences of the contrary claims will be borne by the claimant.

11. In case of contribution of more than a single author for the article or the book, a natural person must be introduced as the owner of the work.

12. Winning works with more than one author will be awarded a single prize.

13. The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Ashura International Foundation preserve the right to use the received works by mentioning the name of the author.

D) Articles awards

1. Each of the top three scientific-research articles will be awarded 8 million Tomans.

2. Each of the top three scientific-promotional articles will be awarded 6 million Tomans.

3. Each of the top three scientific-professional articles will be awarded 4 million Tomans.

4. In addition to the winning articles, other articles with the necessary standards will be published in the article collection of the festival or will be read in its commissions.

5. All participants will be awarded the certificate of participation in the festival.

E) Books awards

1. The best book will be awarded 10 million Tomans.

2. The 2nd winner book will be awarded 8 million Tomans.

3. The 3rd winner book will be awarded 6 million Tomans.

4. All participants will be awarded the certificate of participation in the festival.

 

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A) Branches of cyberspace contents

The cyberspace contents category is held in the following three branches and formats:

1. Motion Graphics 2. Podcasts 3. Video clips

B) Topics of cyberspace contents

1. Contemporaneous life of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and Imam Hussain (a.s.).

2. Religious, moral, and social manifestations of the commands of the Holy Quran in the uprising of Ashura.

3. The influence of the Ashura uprising on the survival of the religion of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h). 

4. Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) about Imam Hussain (a.s.). 

5. Emotional moments of the relationship of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and Imam Hussain (a.s.). 

6. Any common content between the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Imam Hussain (a.s.). 

C) Regulations of the cyberspace contents category

1. Submitted works of the participants must directly deal with the topics mentioned in paragraph B.

2. It is forbidden to depict the face of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h), the AhlulBayt (a.s.), the first caliphs and the wives of the Prophet (p.b.u.h).

3. There are no language restrictions, and the language of the works can be any of the living languages ​​of the world.

4. The productions must be sent on DVD to the festival secretariat.

5. Only one item must be on each DVD.

6. According to the festival, the signatory of the festival participation form is the owner of the work, and the consequences of the contrary claims will be borne by the claimant.

7. In case of participation of a legal entity or group work, a natural person must be introduced as the owner of the production.

8. It is mandatory to send photos and videos from behind the scenes of the production process of the music videos, podcasts and the editing process of the productions which reach the judging stage

9. The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Ashura International Foundation preserve the right to use the received works and publish them in the relevant media and their own pages and websites.

D) Podcast awards

1. The winner will be awarded 4 million Tomans.

2. The 2nd prize winner will be awarded 3 million Tomans.

3. The 3rd prize winner will be awarded 2 million Tomans.

4. All participants will be awarded with the certificate of participation in the festival.

E) Awards of motion graphics and music videos

1. The winner in each branch will be awarded 10 million Tomans.

2. The 2nd prize winner in each branch will be awarded 7 million Tomans.

3. The 3rd prize winner in each branch will be awarded 5 million Tomans.

4. All participants will be awarded the certificate of participation in the festival.

 

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A) About the innovative plans

The category of innovative ideas and plans is an opportunity for all artists in various fields of art to present their special ideas and plans as a work that can be presented at the festival. Innovative plans include a wide range of visual, writing, handicrafts, modern and traditional arts, performing arts, digital, etc. Therefore, the participation of artists active in all fields of art in this category of the festival is unimpeded, and there are no restrictions on sending works.

It should be noticed that in this category the festival secretariat expects to receive different ideas related to the conventional structure of the related art field.

Also, if there is a need for advice on submitting a work, the festival secretariat and the festival’s art experts will answer in this regard.

B) Topics of innovative plans

1. Contemporaneous life of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and Imam Hussain (a.s.).

2. Religious, moral, and social manifestations of the commands of the Holy Quran in the uprising of Ashura.

3. The influence of the Ashura uprising on the survival of the religion of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h).

4. Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) about Imam Hussain (a.s.).

5. Emotional moments of the relationship of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and Imam Hussain (a.s.).

6. Any common content between the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Imam Hussain (a.s.).

C) Regulations of the innovative plans

1. Submitted plans must directly deal with the topics mentioned in paragraph B.

2. It is forbidden to depict the face of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h), the AhlulBayt (a.s.), the first caliphs and the wives of the Prophet (p.b.u.h).

3. In works that use music, it is mandatory to observe the Sharia rules. Otherwise, the Supervision Council for Submitted Works can remove it from the judging stage.

4. There are no language restrictions in the festival, and the language of the submitted works can be any of the living languages ​​of the world.

5. The duration of works which have time, should be a maximum of 40 minutes.

6. All visual or written works must be sent on DVD to the festival secretariat.

7. Each DVD must contain just one item.

8. Shooting and sending DVD versions of works and performing arts in the initial stage is acceptable.

9. Sending photos and videos from behind the scenes of the works which reach the judging stage is mandatory.

10. Performing works and arts that reach the final judging stage must be reviewed by a panel of judges or their representative.

11. At the discretion of the editorial board and the need of the festival, the selected works and performable arts should be performed at the closing ceremony.

12 Works that are inspired or adapted from the works of great artists must necessarily be accompanied with the source and to original work.

13. Winning works created or performed in groups will be awarded a single prize.

14. According to the festival, the signatory of the festival participation form is the owner of the work, and the consequences of the contrary claims will be borne by the claimant.

15. In case of participation of a legal entity, a natural person must be introduced as the owner of the work.

16. The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Ashura International Foundation preserve the right to use the received works and publish them in the relevant media and their own pages and websites.

D) Awards of innovative ideas section

1. The winner will be awarded 10 million Tomans.

2. The second prize winner will be awarded 7 million Tomans.

3. The third prize winner will be awarded 5 million Tomans.

4. All participants will be awarded the certificate of participation in the festival.

 

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1. The participation of all artists, writers, filmmakers, producers, and natural and legal persons from all over the world in the five categories of the festival is unimpeded.

2. The principle of Islamic unity and non-insult to the sanctities and symbols of religions and sects must be observed in all works.

3. Participating in other festivals and receiving awards do not prevent participants from attending this festival.

4. Filling and signing the participation form of the festival is mandatory and means full acceptance of the festival rules and regulations.

5. Registration and submitting the form is possible in both email and postal forms.

6. According to the festival, the signatory of the festival participation form is the owner of the work.

7. In case the work has multiple owners, a single person must be introduced as the representative of the owners of the work.

8. The submitted copy of all received works - including films, screenplays, articles, etc. - will not be returned.

9. The AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and the Ashura International Foundation preserve the right to use the received works.

10. In order for the works to be seen internationally, the festival will translate and publish them on various networks.

11. On choosing a theme and idea, as well as answering religious questions, the festival will provide advice to participants and filmmakers.

 

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1. Announcement of the call: March 6, 2022, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Imam Hussain (a.s.)

2. Deadline for submitting works: September 22, 2022

3. Review, judging and informing the participants: January 20, 2023

4. Awards Ceremony: February 2023, coinciding with the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran

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1. Read the regulations carefully and receive the registration form.

2. Send the completed and signed form, along with the CD containing the works in the category of cinema, written works, and cyberspace, to the secretariat of the festival through traditional post.

3. Send the completed and signed form along with the works in the poetry branches to the festival secretariat through email.

4. Inquiry by phone or SMS from the secretariat of the festival to be informed of the submission of the work.

 

Click “Download” below to receive the registration form.

Registration form for “Ana Min Hussain” (I am from Hussain) Cultural-Artistic Festival. Download

 

Contact:

Secretariat address:

ABNA News Agency

2nd floor, next to 6th alley

AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly

Islamic Republic Boulevard

QOM, IRAN

Cellphone: +989122530366

Phone: +982532131320 (8 am to 2 pm)

SMS number: 30008070900000

Email: [email protected]





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