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Film Fund

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The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) supports the activities and programs that develop the potential of the independent local film industry, as well as its economic viability and continuity. To that end, the Jordan Film Fund (JFF) has been established to enable filmmakers to tell their stories in addition to developing the independent film industry and contributing to its sustainability, especially in Jordan.

Financial assistance is offered to feature-length narrative and documentary films in  development, production and post-production stages;  production of short (narrative, documentary and animation) films as well as TV series in development stage.

Eligibility and Conditions:

  • Applicants should be 18 years or above.
  • A Jordanian national or an Arab national residing in Jordan for five years minimum can apply.
  • A Jordanian national or an Arab national, who has been residing in Jordan for at least five years, should occupy one or more of these roles to be eligible to apply: producer, director or writer.
  • Eligibility of projects: JFF supports the development, production and post-production of feature-length narrative and documentary films (60 minutes and above), also JFF supports the production of shorts (narratives and documentaries) as well as animated films (5 to 25 minutes) further to supporting the development of TV series.
  • JFF Grantees (producers, directors and writers) can apply for a new project, one year after the completion phase of their previously granted project. 
  • Conditions to production support:
    1. At least 50% of all dialogue, narration, voiceover and any form of communication within the project must be in Arabic.
    2. At least 50% of the production must take place in Jordan.

Applications are now closed for the 4th cycle of the Jordan Film Fund for 2019. We welcome your applications for the next cycle by the beginning of 2020. 

For more information please read JFF Guidelines and Regulations, or call the JFF team at The Royal Film Commission- Jordan, Tel: +962 6 4613835 or Email the team at: apply@film.jo

Grant recipients of the Jordan Film Fund 

First Cycle (2011)

Production of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • " May in the Summer" (Director: Cherien Dabis; Producer: Sabine Sidawi)
  • " Blessed Benefit" ( Director: Mahmoud Al Massad; Producer: Omar Al Massad)
  • " The Curve" ( Director: Rifqi Assaf; Producer: Rula Nasser)
  • " Eyes of a Thief" ( Director: Najwa Najjar; Producer: Hani Kort)
Production of Feature Documentary Project:
  • "Jabal Amman" (Director: Nadia Naffa; Producer: Qais Elias)
  • "Before You Were Born" (Director: Azza Al Hassan; Producer: Saad Darwazeh)
Development of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • "Desert Crossings" (Writer: Mohyeddine Quandour; Producer: Luba Balagova)
  • "Fahita" (Writer: Nasser Omar; Producer: Mona Darwazeh)
  • "Nostalgia" (Writer: Zaid Abu Hamdan; Producer: Hiba Musaed)
  • "Hide and Seek" (Writers: Shirin Kamal and Amjad Al Rasheed; Producer: Suha Najjar)
Development of Feature Documentary Project:
  • " Aisha" (Director and Producer: Asma Bseiso)
Post-Production of Feature Documentary Project:
  • "Uncle Nashaat" (Director: Aseel Mansour; Producer: Cindy le Templier)
Production of Short Narrative Projects:
  • "The Sri Lankan" (Director: Deema Dabis; Producer: Carla Dabis)
  • "Ismail" (Director: Nora Al Sharif; Producer: Abdel Salam Akkad)
  • "Someone" (Director: Hiba Judeh; Producer: Rawan Babia)

Second Cycle (2012)

Cinematic projects and grant recipients of the Jordan Film Fund 

Production of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • "The Kidnap" (Director: Dima Hamdan; Producer: Pascal Due)
  • "Saddam Live Long" (Director: Katya Jarjoura; Producer: Khalid Haddad)
  • " 3000 Night" (Director: Mai Masri; Producer: Rami Yassin)
Production of Feature Documentary Projects:
  • "I am Here" (Director: Fesne Oreikohovitch; Producer: Tayseer Masharqa)
  • "Borhan" (Director: Mahmoud Al Massad; Producer: Omar Al Massad)
Development of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • "Solid Water" (Writer: Bashar Abbas; Producer: Ahmad Aqeel)
  • "200 Meter" (Writer: Ameen Nayfeh; Producer: Lama Abu Hassan)
  • "Collaborator of Bethlehem" (Writer: Linda Mutawi; Producer: Hani Nuaimi)
  • "Me & Murdoch" (Writer: Yahya Abdallah; Producer: Rula Nasser)
  • "Bed Matress Story" (Writer: Tayseer Masharqa)
Development of Feature Documentary Projects:
  • "The Shortcut" (Director: Baha' Hussein;  Producer: Dalia Nimer)
  • "Occupy Culture" (Director: Linda Mutawi; Producer: Linda Mutawi)
  • "A Doctor Who Shall Remained Unnamed" (Director: Dalia Koury, Producer: Nadine Kirresh)
Production of Short Narrative Projects:
  • "The Wheel" (Director: Said Zagha; Producer: Ahmad Khatib)
  • "Jordanian Spinster"(Director: Hanady Elayyan, Producer: Layla Abbas)
  • "Report- Hashtag"(Director: Mervat Aksoy, Producer: Mohammad Khairy)
  • "The Kidnapping" (Director: Rakan Mayasi; Producer: Fahdeh Bandar)
  • " Al Yasmeen" (Director: Sahem Muhaisen; Producer: Mais Suliman)
  • " Virgin of Ignorance Era" (Director: Medyan Saafin; Producer: Tayseer Masharqa)

Third Cycle (2018)

Cinematic and Television projects granted the Jordan Film Fund 

Production of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • “Daughters of Adbulrahman” (Director: Zaid Abu Hamdan; Producer: Saba Mubarak)
  • “A Dog’s Tail” (Director: Rami Yasin; Producer: Linda Mutawi)
  • “The Alleys” (Director: Bassel Ghandour; Producer: Rula Nasser)
  • “Another Day in Baghdad” (Director: Maysoon Pachachi; Producer: Jamal Al Adwan)
Production of Feature Documentary Projects:
  • “Trapped in the Wild”  (Director: Christian Abi Abboud; Producer: Khaled Haddad)
  • Post-Production of Feature Documentary Projects:
  • “Tiny Souls” (Director: Dina Naser; Producer: Dina Naser and Palmyre Badinier)
Development of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • “The Camp Beauty Queen” (Writer: Hanadi Elyan)
  • “Amnesia” (Writer: Dima Hamdan)
  • “The Common Land” (Writers: Firas Taybeh and Alexia de Tillesse)
  • “My Corpse & I” (Writer: Aseel Mansour)
Development of Feature Documentary Project:
  • “Quiet Waters are Deep” (Writer/ Director: Hind Dabbagh)
Production of Short Narrative Projects:
  • “Give Up The Ghost” (Director: Zain El Duraie; Producer: Alaa AlAsad)
  • “From the Mountain” (Director: Faisal Attrache; Producer: Deema Dabis)
Development of Television Series:
  • “Lizard’s Tale" (Writers: Thouraya Hamda and Emad Mohtaseb; Producer: Jude Kawwa)
  • “On Set" (Writer: Jana Zeinddine; Producer: Mais Salman and Michel Ma’ayeh)