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:
- Job Opportunity at the Royal Film
Commission - Jordan: Admin/Logistics Supervisor
- Call for submissions: Arab Woman Film
Festival Helsingborg - Malmo 2017
- Call for applications: Visions du Réel
Documentary Film Festival 2017
- Call for applications: B.Creative
- Call for Entries: Zayed
University Middle East Film Festival (ZUMEFF)
- Call for applications: Doha Film
Institute Grants Program
- Call for submissions: Sydney Film
. Job Opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan:
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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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: email@example.com 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
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
Visions du Réel is looking for creative documentaries finished during the 12
months preceding the festival, to be presented as world, international or
It is composed of five competitive sections:
- The international competition, open to short, medium-length and feature
- 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
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
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: https://www.visionsdureel.ch/en/festival/submit-a-film
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The document, to
be written in English and not to exceed 10 pages (no appendix allowed),
- 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: http://bcreativetracks.com/challenge/
5. Call for Entries: Zayed University Middle East Film
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
made by students at universities, colleges or higher learning institutions in
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: http://www.zumeff.com/
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
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
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 email@example.com
to discuss grants, co-financing possibilities, internships with international
productions, creative development seminars, mentorship initiatives and
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
- 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 http://www.sff.org.au/submissions
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
The Royal Film Commission was established in 2003 to promote
the audio-visual industry in Jordan. Tel: +962-6-4642266 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.film.jo