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The Royal Film Commission Jordan | The Royal Film Commission – Jordan Opens a Film Center in Karak in Cooperation with Creativity Club – Al Karak

11/04/2022

The Royal Film Commission – Jordan Opens a Film Center in Karak
in Cooperation with Creativity Club – Al Karak

Amman, 11 April 2022

The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) and Creativity Club – Al Karak signed today a one-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to establish a Film Center in the city of Karak as well as a mobile cine bus. The MoU was signed by the RFC’s Managing Director, Mohannad Al Bakri, and the CEO of Creativity Club – Al Karak, Husam Tarawneh, at the Commission’s premises in Amman.

The inauguration of the center in Karak comes within a series of similar Film Centers managed by the RFC in seven governorates around the Kingdom (Irbid, Mafraq, Salt, Zarqa, Aqaba, Petra and Wadi Rum), and it is planned to establish this center inside the headquarters of Creativity Club – Al Karak.

The project aims to provide an educational and entertainment space for youth in the city through the Film Center, where training workshops in the fields of film and television will be organized as well as free of charge screenings allowing them to watch quality international and Arab movies. The project also includes a mobile cine bus equipped with modern audio-visual equipment and devices in order to create a different educational environment that meets the requirements of today’s film and TV industry.

On this occasion, Al Bakri stressed that the RFC, since its establishment, pays a special attention to the governorates, and said: “We are glad that the RFC now has an official body in Karak so that we can intensify our cinematic activities in the city, and we are grateful for Creativity Club – Al Karak for their cooperation to make this possible.”

He added: “The RFC carefully oversees the plans and programs of its Film Centers in the different governorates. The Centers organize, all year round, workshops, panels and seminars that tackle skills and knowledge needed in the arts of filmmaking, in addition to film screenings and competitions targeting different age groups of both genders. We believe in the importance of such opportunities that promote filmmaking in local communities as a viable growing industry, a career and a tool for self-expression and storytelling. We look forward to the ideas and creativity which the local community in Karak will present using cinematic language.”

In a related context, Tarawneh commented on this cooperation and said: “The Creativity Club is honored and pleased to sign this agreement with the RFC; we consider it a step forward and an expansion of our programs in the field of arts that will enhance the aesthetic taste of the Club’s members, encourage critical thinking and improve the skills and capabilities of the youth interested in the fields of photography, montage and directing. We are confident that this agreement will have a tangible impact on the youth of Karak, given the need and necessity for education in the filmmaking sector.”

It is worth mentioning that the RFC has organized a total of 350 workshops attended by some 5350 participants; and 370 seminars with around 5000 attendees in the seven Film Centers around the Kingdom.

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