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The Royal Film Commission Jordan | OPPORTUNITIES BULLETIN #208 September 2020


N.B. The information below is provided directly by the organizers of events, festivals, audio-visual organizations or independent film projects. The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC) cannot be held accountable for it.

In this bulletin:

  1. Call for submissions: Submit your feature film for consideration for the Oscar Awards
  2. Call for applications: IDFA Bertha Fund
  3. Call for submissions: Tribeca Film Festival
  4. Call for submissions: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
  5. Call for submissions: Caravan Short Film Festival “A New Future”
  6. Call for submissions: Slamdance Film Festival
  7. Call for submissions: ScreenCraft Film Production Fund
  8. Call for submissions: New Perspectives Seed Fund

1. Call for submissions: Submit your feature film for consideration for the Oscar Awards
If you are a Jordanian director or producer and have made a film over 40 minutes – narrative, documentary or animation – and have released your film commercially in Jordan between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 for at least 7 consecutive days, you can submit your film for consideration for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Nevertheless, due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 global pandemic and the closure of commercial theaters “selected films that had a previously planned theatrical release but are initially made available through a reputable commercial streaming distribution service or video on demand may qualify for awards consideration in the International Feature category for the 93rd Academy Awards”.

An independent Selection Committee – established by the RFC – will look into the submitted films that have to fit eligibility criteria set by the Academy for the International Feature Film Award.

Please check Rule 13, for more details and criteria:

To submit, please send an email to: with the title: “Submission for consideration to the Academy Awards”

2. Call for applications: IDFA Bertha Fund
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) Bertha Fund supports independent, critical, and artistic voices from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe (IBF regions) with the aim of stimulating and empowering the creative documentary sector in these regions. The Fund provides development, production, and distribution grants through two funding schemes. Filmmakers from and living in the above-mentioned regions can apply for IBF Classic. European co-producers of documentaries from these regions can apply for IBF Europe.

In addition to financing, the Fund offers filmmakers tailor-made consultancies and training programs to support them in their creative and production process.

Moreover, filmmakers are invited to participate in the different industry events that IDFA has to offer, and broaden their international network and knowledge of the documentary industry.

Financial support for production and post-production allows filmmakers to actually realize their projects. The maximum contribution for production and post-production is €17,500. These contributions can be spent on all forms of production and post-production, from filming and editing to making the documentaries suitable for screening in cinemas, on television and at international festivals. Applications have to be submitted by a director or producer from a country on the IBF Classic Country List and the contribution must be spent in a country on this list as well.

Deadlines: December 10, 2020

For more information, please visit:

3. Call for submissions: Tribeca Film Festival

A platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment, Tribeca Film Festival supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performance.

Eligible Projects:

Feature-length (40 minutes or longer) narrative and documentary films that have not been screened publicly in the New York region prior to TFF21.

Short-length (under 40 minutes) narrative, documentary, animated and experimental films that have not been screened publicly in the New York region prior to TFF21.

Please read the rules & regulations before applying: Tribeca Film Festival Categories

For more information, please visit:

4. Call for submissions: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

The Stuttgart International Film Festival (ITFS) is open for submissions. Find here details on film submission to the ITFS at a glance – including submission deadlines, registration forms and regulations

Deadline: December 1, 2020:

The festival's sections:

International Competition (International short film competition for animated films)

Young Animation (International student film competition)

Tricks for Kids (International competition for short films)

Trickstar Nature Award (Competition for animated short films that deal with the issues of climate protection, biodiversity, environment and sustainability in a critical and informative and also entertaining as well as a humorous way.)

AniMovie (International feature-film competition)

Please read the festival regulations before submitting your film to ITFS 2021. You can submit your film through the submission platform:

5. Call for submissions: Caravan Short Film Festival “A New Future”
A New Future is a platform where people can offer their opinions, insights and visions for the future through short films with a selection of additional virtual events and resources including; discussions, interviews, artist talks and, studio visits. For two months (October 30 – December 14, 2020) they will showcase visual perspectives from around the world regarding “a new future.
  • ​All submissions must reflect and speak to the theme of the festival -"A New Future."
  • The film festival is open to all filmmakers/artists worldwide.
  •  No entry Fee.
  • All film submissions should have a maximum running time of 5 minutes including credits.
  • There is a limit of one entry per participant.
  • Any non-English language film must be submitted with subtitles in English.
  • Films participating in other film festivals will not be restricted.
  • Any film or edited version of a film produced in the last two years (2018 – 2020) is eligible.
  • A panel of judges will select 30 films from those submitted to be publically screened and also showcased on the Caravan website from October 30 – December 14, 2020.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes will be awarded, plus an Honorable Mention. The cash prizes are as follows: 1st Prize US$1000, 2nd Prize US$750, 3rd Prize US$500. The Honorable Mention artwork will not receive a cash award, but will be highlighted publicly when the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners are announced.

Deadline: October 15, 2020

Films should be submitted to Film Freeway (

6. Call for submissions: Slamdance Film Festival

The Slamdance Film Festival accepts films in every genre, on any topic, from every country around the world. The festival highlights low-budget narrative and documentary features by first-time directors, breakout features from non-first time directors, short films across genres, and episodes. Slamdance Festival does not disqualify any films based on premiere status or date of completion.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The Festival consider films in any language, from anywhere in the world. If your film is not in English, make sure it has English subtitles where necessary.
  • The Festival consider work in progress.
  • Films are considered  regardless of their premiere status.
  • Films are considered regardless of their completion date.
  • Features previously or currently being released in the US by a third party distributor are not eligible for consideration.
  • Features previously self-distributed by the filmmakers online are not eligible for consideration in feature categories.
  • Only directors' debut features with a budget under 1 million USD are accepted to the narrative and documentary first feature competition. If your work is not your first feature film, submit it to the breakouts competition.
  • Only independently produced episodes completed in 2019 or later are accepted to the episodes category.
  • All shorts are eligible!

Deadline: October 1, 2020

For more information, please visit:

7. Call for submissions: ScreenCraft Film Production Fund

In partnership with BondIt Media Capital, a film & media fund based in Beverly Hills, ScreenCraft is offering two production grants per year to talented filmmakers for narrative features, short films and TV pilot series scripts and documentaries that display originality, vision & exceptional potential. Grant amounts will vary from $10,000 to $30,000 depending on the scale and merit of each project. This program includes creative development from the ScreenCraft team and production guidance and resources from BondIt Media Capital and Buffalo 8 Productions.


A script or treatment— this doesn’t have to be a completed screenplay if you’re applying for a documentary or if your film is already in production.

A cover letter — a letter that expresses your vision for your project. Help the judges get a sense of your creative vision and professional experience.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The two annual application periods are as follows: — Fall 2020 Funding Cycle opening September 1, with a Fall Early Deadline of September 30, and a final deadline of November 30.
  • Grants will range in size from $5,000 to $30,000 per project. Grant amount will be determined by the jury consisting of executives from ScreenCraft and BondIt, as well as Sola Fasehun from the Buchwald Agency.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • Applications must be received on or before the deadlines and application fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission.
  • All application fees are non-refundable
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).

Deadlines: September 30, 2020

For more information, please visit: 

8. Call for submissions: New Perspectives Seed Fund

Doc Society's New Perspectives seed fund is an international film fund supporting the development of documentary features on issues of social justice, driven by filmmakers who exhibit a unique perspective granted by their connection to the community or issue at hand.

They will be providing more consistent, deeper support for filmmakers through this fund. From developing their creative approach, to casting characters, to advising on additional funding opportunities. New Perspectives will be mentoring filmmakers on both the development and the progress of their project. In addition to supporting established filmmakers they will be empowering the next generation of non-fiction storytellers to be brave and curious in pursuing the stories they seek to tell.

Deadline: November 1, 2020

 For more information, please visit: