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The Royal Film Commission Jordan | OPPORTUNITIES BULLETIN # 163 December 2016

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. Job Opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Admin/Logistics Supervisor
  2. Call for submissions: Arab Woman Film Festival Helsingborg - Malmo 2017
  3. Call for applications: Visions du Réel Documentary Film Festival 2017
  4. Call for applications: B.Creative Challenge
  5.  Call for Entries:  Zayed University Middle East Film Festival (ZUMEFF)
  6. Call for applications: Doha Film Institute Grants Program
  7. Call for submissions: Sydney Film Festival 2017

1. . Job Opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Admin/Logistics Supervisor

Responsible for supervising logistics of activities, workshops and events from conception through to completion. He/she shall process all required logistics, including following up and implementing required tasks to ensure the activities and events run smoothly.

• Conduct research for the markets to identify good service providers and vendors.
• Responsible for maintaining a record of all outstanding bookings, purchases for workshops, events and other activities.
• Responsible for obtaining quotations for events and activities. Conduct analysis of offers, prepare necessary document and purchase requests, and follow-up on approvals.
• Responsible for obtaining offers and doing online airline tickets bookings for all RFC events, workshops, guests and employees.
• Responsible for hotel bookings inside and outside Jordan. Liaise with hotels for offers and conduct inspection visits.
• Responsible for booking car rentals, transportation, restaurants, service providers, catering, equipment and technicians for events and activities.
• Responsible for monitoring staff attendance, including daily monitoring sending out emails and disciplinary letters as per effective by-laws.
• Supervise all offices and supplies purchasing, and ensure supplies are available for office use and activities. Negotiate with suppliers for better offers and conduct market research on best suppliers. Manage list of suppliers and update it regularly.
• Supervise and liaise for all purchasing and bookings for events and other activities as required. Communicate with concerned departments on all issues relevant to these bookings.
• Responsible for supervising offices and assets inventory. Maintain records both electronically and in files. Supervise any inventory process and ensure all records are updated.
• Liaise with concerned departments for their events and activities to ensure timely booking of venues and supplies requirements.
• Book suitable venues or locations whether in-house or external.
• Supervise and coordinate for staffing requirements for the events and conduct staff briefings on the events.
• Responsible for supervising custodians and assigning different tasks and activities to custodians and monitoring their daily schedules and events schedules.
• Conduct inspections on offices and facilities of RFC to ensure guidelines of cleanness and organization are followed. Suggest new policies and procedures to be followed and resort to disciplinary measures in case of any breach of office policies.
• Prepare guests packages, documents, and gifts when required.
• Coordinate for distribution of invitations, documents, publications and supervisor distribution and ensure timely delivery.
• Manage all correspondence relevant to events and other logistics required.
• Supervise policies and procedures at the cultural space at the RFC. Hire support team for the cultural space when required, ensure polices are followed. Supervise purchasing system and inventory at the cultural space. Follow-up on management of the venue,  ensuring all polices and instructions are followed.
• Supervise events taking place at the RFC and the cultural space when required. Contact and coordinate with external entities for events at the RFC when required.

• At least four years’ experience in the field of events management, operations and logistics.
• BA in business administration or a related field.
• Excellent communication skills, oral and written, in both English and Arabic.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to details.
• Flexible and willing to work in the evening, as well as to travel in the country when needed.
• Capacity to work autonomously and under pressure to ensure smooth efficient running of events.

Please send your application to the following email: no later than 31 December 2016, and indicate clearly in the subject of your email the title of the position you are applying for.

2. Call for submissions: Arab Woman Film Festival Helsingborg - Malmo 2017

Submissions to participate with films in Arab Woman Film Festival Helsingborg - Malmo 2017 are now open via the festival’s website.

The second edition of Arab Woman Film Festival will be held March 24-26 in Helsingborg - Malmö, Sweden.

Submission is open to features, shorts and documentaries.

Arab Woman Film Festival is a film festival focusing on films made by Arab women or about Arab women. The festival is organized by Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF), aiming to highlight the plethora of Arab women directors, writers and actresses, as well as to raise questions about equality, feminism and women’s rights.

The deadline for submissions is on 31st of January 2017.


To submit your film and for further information, please visit the festival's website:


3. Call for applications: Visions du Réel Documentary Film Festival 2017

Submissions for the 48th edition of the Visions du Réel documentary film festival are now open!

The festival is set to take place from 21-29 April 2017 in Nyon (Switzerland),

Visions du Réel is looking for creative documentaries finished during the 12 months preceding the festival, to be presented as world, international or European premieres.

It is composed of five competitive sections:

- The international competition, open to short, medium-length and feature films.

- Regard Neuf, open to first feature films.

- Helvétiques, open to medium-length and feature films produced or co-produced by Switzerland.

- Premier Pas, open to short films produced by a film school.

- Grand Angle, open to feature films, presented at least as Swiss premieres.

Fourteen financial prizes will be handed out, ranging from CHF 3,000 to CHF 10,000.

You can send your film, subtitled in English or French, online or on DVD (two copies) before the registration deadline (date as per postmark) to:

Visions du Réel
Place du Marché 2
CH-1260 Nyon

Please note that an entry fee of CHF 20 applies for each film submitted.

The submission deadline is 8 January 2017 for films scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2017.

The notification of the final selection, including an indication of the section, will be sent by the end of February 2017 at the latest.

For further information and to submit you film, please visit the website:

4. Call for applications: B.Creative Challenge

B. Creative Challenge, an international competition designed to encourage young artists and cultural and creative entrepreneurs to work for social innovation, is now open for submissions.

The purpose of the B. Creative Challenge is to support artists and cultural and creative entrepreneurs, and to encourage collaborations between them with a view to addressing various pressing social issues, such as environmental protection, mental and physical well-being, new food and sustainable agriculture, social cohesion, mobility, access to education, digital literacy, the fight against poverty and other topics.

The competition is open to young creative and/or cultural entrepreneurs and young artists, authors and performers under 40 years old, working in visual arts, advertising, architecture, crafts, design, fashion, film and video, gastronomy, music, publishing, radio and television, computer games and performing arts.

The winning application will be awarded one year of incubation (including accommodation, support for visa application and mentoring), and media and marketing exposure through the Creative Tracks project or Creative Europe. The team behind the winning application will receive two return tickets to and accommodation for the final Creative Tracks conference in Asia (Q4, 2017) as well as professional advice and mentoring.

To participate in the B. Creative Challenge, please send a written proposal to  The document, to be written in English and not to exceed 10 pages (no appendix allowed), should include:

- A description of the idea, the rationale behind the project, cross-sectorial aspects, target audiences, key activities, key resources and partners, and a financial plan and needs;
- A CV for each team member and a short description of the relationship between the applicants.
- You should also send a video describing your idea. It must not be longer than 2 minutes and must not exceed 100 MB. It must be uploaded by 28 February 2017 to the ‘Ideation Labs’ section of the Creative Tracks platform.

The submission deadline is 28 February 2017.

For further information, please visit: 

5. Call for Entries: Zayed University Middle East Film Festival (ZUMEFF)

The Zayed University Middle East Film Festival (ZUMEFF) is now accepting submission for its 8th annual film festival to be held at Zayed University Abu Dhabi  from 30th  April until 1st  May 2017. ZUMEFF annually showcases the best student films from universities across the region.

The festival accepts submissions from the Middle East and North Africa and from
students of middle eastern origin who are studying abroad as long as they were
made by students at universities, colleges or higher learning institutions in the
past 18 months.

ZUMEFF is open to receiving your documentary, narrative, and animated films.

The Deadline for submissions is 31 January 2017.

To apply and for further information, please visit the website:


6. Call for applications: Doha Film Institute Grants Program

The goals of the Doha Film Institute Grants Programme are to identify new talent, seek out new cinematic voices and discover universally resonant stories.

The Institute’s approach is to champion projects whose thrust is to explore, expand and cultivate authentic storytelling, with a keen interest in propelling forward contemporary work that demonstrates a deep understanding of the specific possibilities of the medium of cinema.

The Programme provides creative and financial assistance for short and feature-length projects, subject to eligibility criteria, by Qatari and international first-time and second-time directors, as well as established MENA directors.

Qatari Applicants

The Institute seeks to strengthen and empower Qatari voices in filmmaking that have the potential to make significant contributions to the art of cinema. Its focus on the growth and evolution of Qatar’s film community includes providing creative and logistical support for, and financial contributions to, work by filmmakers from Qatar.

In addition to applying for funding through the grants programme, Qatari filmmakers with short and feature-length projects at any stage of evolution are invited to contact the Institute year-round at to discuss grants, co-financing possibilities, internships with international productions, creative development seminars, mentorship initiatives and exhibition opportunities.

International Applicants

Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Development, production and post-production funding is available for first-time and second-time directors from the MENA region for feature-length projects. Short films are eligible for production funding only. Established MENA directors may apply for post-production funding for feature-length projects.


Post-production funding is available for feature-length projects by first-time and second-time non-MENA directors.

There are two submission cycles annually. The next cycle opens 9 January, 2017 and closes at midnight (GMT+3) on 23 January, 2017.

For further infomration and to apply, please visit the website:


7. Call for submissions: Sydney Film Festival 2017

Entries are now open for the 64th Sydney Film Festival, 7 – 18 June 2017. Each year, the Sydney Film Festival presents a diverse slate of films from Australia and around the world.

Submissions for the Festival are being accepted through FilmFestivalLife and will close on Friday February 24, 2017.

Entries are open to narratives, documentaries and short films (under 40 minutes) in all categories of the Festival program, including:

- The Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) Award for Australian Documentary (cash prize $10,000). The prize is supported by Documentary Australia Foundation with a $10,000 cash partnership
- The Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films Live Action Award and Best Director (the Rouben Mamoulian Award) – both winners receive cash prizes of $7,000 sponsored by Dendy Cinemas, who have supported the Awards for 28 years. The winner of the Live Action Award is eligible for Academy Award consideration.
- The Yoram Gross Animation Award, named in memory of the Australian animation producer and director Yoram Gross, provides a $5,000 cash prize to the best Australian animated short film. Winners are Academy Award-eligible.
T- he Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award (cash prize $5,000).
Whether it be a feature film debut, the latest short or an immersive documentary, Sydney Film Festival invites international and Australian filmmakers to submit their films now for the 2017 event.

Head to  for full eligibility criteria and submission details.

The deadline for submissions is on 24 February 2017

To submit your film and for further infomration, please visit the website:

The Royal Film Commission was established in 2003 to promote the audio-visual industry in Jordan. Tel: +962-6-4642266 e-mail: