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The 16th Jordanian Short Film Competition



Date of Event: 15-June-2022 - 30-June-2022

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Submit your short film to the

16th JORDANIAN SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Before Thursday 30th of June, 2022

of the “Franco-Arab Rendez-Vous” Section part of

the 3rd Edition of Amman International Film Festival – Awal Film
 

The service of Cooperation and Cultural Activities of the French Embassy in Jordan and the Institut Français in Jordan, in partnership with the Royal Film Commission-Jordan (RFC), are organizing the 16th Jordanian Short Film Competition part of the “Franco-Arab Rendez-Vous” Section at the Amman International Film Festival - Awal Film (AIFF).

The two winning films selected by the Jury will be screened at the “Franco-Arab Rendez-Vous” section which will be held as part of the AIFF’s third edition in Amman (20-27 July 2022).

We are calling for Jordanian short films (documentary and fiction) to compete.

The deadline for applications is on Thursday 30th of June 2022.

Submission criteria:

• The competition is open to filmmakers residing in Jordan or abroad. Either the director or the producer should be Jordanian.
• The film must be at least partly shot in Jordan.
• The film should not exceed 20 minutes.
• The film has to have been produced in 2021 or 2022.
• Each director can submit one film only.
• Only short narratives and documentaries can be submitted. Animated films or experimental films will not be accepted.
• The film must be subtitled in English or French, if it is in Arabic; or subtitled in Arabic, if it is in English or French.
• The director or producer should provide 2 DVD or
Blu-ray copies of the film (which will not be returned).

The director or producer should provide the following:

1. Download the form in Arabic or in English.
• The application form should be typed (not in handwriting).
• A printed hard copy of the application form along with the film copies must also be submitted, in addition to sending the application form by email to marian.nakho@film.jo and to assistcult@ifjordan.com
• The application form should cover technical details regarding the film, synopsis (40 – 100 words) and the filmmaker’s information.

2. A soft copy of the film poster or still photo should be sent to marian.nakho@film.jo and to assistcult@ifjordan.com

Note: A committee will select among the submitted films those entitled to compete.

Please submit your film either by hand or by email:

By Hand:

The French Institute of Jordan - Jordan, 4 Al Sharia College Street - Jabal Al Webdeh
Attention: Layan QARAIN
Subject: Jordanian Short Film Competition
From: Sunday to Thursday
(9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Tel: 0799126463

Or by email:

Subject: Jordanian Short Film Competition
Please send your application form, the film’s poster and send your film as a downloadable MP4 file with codec H.264.

Also please make sure to send the file through OneDrive, GoogleDrive or DropBox to marian.nakho@film.jo and to
assistcult@ifjordan.com

PRIZES:

• There will be two prizes based on the selection of the jury and two prizes based on the audience vote for the documentary and fiction categories. The audience will have the possibility to vote through the French Institute’s social media platforms.
• The four winning films will receive a trophy created by the Jordanian sculptor Hazem Al Zubi.
• The two winning directors for the best narrative and best documentary selected by the jury will be invited by the French edition of the Franco-Arab Film Festival in France to present their films (on the condition of providing the necessary authorizations for the trip.The full stay will be covered (accommodation and plane ticket).
• In addition, the RFC will offer a one-year free membership at the Film Library to the four winners.
• The two films awarded by the Jury will be screened at the “Franco-Arab Rendez-Vous” Section of the Amman International Film Festival -Awal Film.

For further information, please contact:

Marian Nakho at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan at:
marian.nakho@film.jo / 0797557116
Or
Layan QARAIN at The French Institute of Jordan at:
assistcult@ifjordan.com / 0799126463