OPPORTUNITIES BULLETIN #173 October 2017
In this bulletin:
Job opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan:
Community and Training Programs Coordinator
Call for accreditation: The Dubai Film Market - The 14th Dubai
International Film Festival
for entries: The 25th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
Call for entries: The 9th Arab Film Festival Berlin - ALFILM
Call for submissions: FEST New Directors | New Films
Festival Pitching Forum
Call for submissions: The 16th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing
Call for applications: A 2-Week Film Directing Course by
filmmaker Béla Tarr
1. Job opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan:
Community and Training Programs Coordinator
Position’s Description |
Assist in planning, budgeting, developing, evaluating and monitoring
the creation of community programs in a supportive recreational
environment to spread filmmaking as a medium of expression.
• Work closely with the Capacity Building Manager in planning,
directing and implementing educational community programs in line
with RFC’s strategy, timeline and budget.
• Network and build relations with NGOs, international organizations
and donors for the sustainability of the educational projects.
• Raise funds for the educational projects through proposals
writing, bids, and community’s project opportunities.
• Develop and implement detailed action plan for workshops delivered
for community programs and monitor and track progress of the
• Manage changes to the scope, schedule, and costs of the workshops
relevant to the community programs and measure performance using
appropriate tools and techniques
• Prepare monthly and quarterly progress reports and specialized
reports relevant to the community workshops and the training
programs of the department
• Develop and draft project proposals and concept notes in both
Arabic and English relevant to the training programs and fundraising
• Oversee and track implementation and development of the community
• Develop success indicators.
• Monitor and evaluate all projects.
• Establish community projects network.
• Develop and implement mapping activities as required.
• Design operational requirements of the program.
• Monitor and maintain the film and multimedia production programs
and activities in the community.
• Report to the Capacity Building Manager.
• At least three years-experience in community projects and
• BA in a related field.
• Very good communication skills, oral and written, in both English
• Experience in delivering training, and good presentation skills.
• Previous knowledge in the film industry and filmmaking is a big
• Flexible and willing to work evenings, as well as to travel in the
country when needed. Good knowledge of locations and local
• Capacity to work autonomously and think creatively.
• Detail-oriented and has initiative.
• Team player and comfortable with interlocutors from various
Please send your application to the following email:
email@example.com no later than 31 October 2017, and indicate
clearly in the subject of your email the title of the position you
are applying for.
2. Call for accreditation: The Dubai Film Market - The 14th
Dubai International Film Festival
As part of the 14th Dubai International Film Festival, the
Dubai Film Market is inviting film professionals to network with
over 4000 delegates from 62 countries, attend
workshops with over 70 international industry panelists, experience
the latest trends in VR. Buy, sell or discover projects and access
one of the fastest growing film and TV markets in the world.
The DFM is the business and trade hub of the festival and the
world’s leading industry platform for Arab cinema, making it a
must-attend annual event for industry professionals.
Accreditation for the DFM is solely reserved for film industry
Register through the festival's website:
3. Call for entries: The 25th Stuttgart Festival of Animated
The International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart (ITFS)
celebrates its 25th anniversary edition. The ITFS presents a full,
up-to-date spectrum of animated filmmaking and its intersections
with visual effects, architecture, art, design, music and games. The
ITFS offers a platform to directors, production companies and
distributors where they can showcase their films and transmedia
projects to an interested, broad audience and numerous industry
A total of more than 70,000 EUR in prize money is awarded in the
various competition sections.
Be part of ITFS18 and submit your film till 1st of December, 2017.
Animated films produced after the 1st of October, 2016 can be
submitted to the following competition categories:
• International Competition (International short film competition)
• Young Animation (International student film competition)
• Tricks for Kids – shorts and series (International competition for
short films and TV series for children)
• AniMovie (International feature-length film competition)
The deadline for submissions is on 1st of December, 2017.
Animated short films can also be nominated for the Amazon Audience
Information on the regulations and the film submission criteria:
Call for submission for the following competitions will be made
• Animated Com Award International – Award for applied animation in
the field of advertising
• Trickstar Business Award – Award for innovative business concepts
in the field of animation
• German Animation Screenplay Award– Award for the best screenplay
of an German feature-length animation film, screenplay also possible
• NEW: Germany’s Next Animation Talent – Pitching competition by
Studio 100 Media GmbH for a German children’s series project
• Lapp Connected Award – Project competition for an animated
corporate short film
• Crazy Horse Session – 48 H Jam – Live animation competition
The exact dates of application and the deadlines as well as the
application forms and regulations for the above listed competitions
will be published on the festival's website in sufficient time.
To submit your film and for further information, please visit the
4. Call for entries: The 9th Arab Film Festival Berlin - ALFILM
The 9th edition of ALFILM takes place from 11th until 18th of
The official selection presents a panorama of contemporary Arab film
production including fiction and documentary films, as well as short
films, experimental films and video art.
The festival accepts feature films, documentaries and short films
which were directed by an Arab filmmaker, have been produced or
co-produced by an Arab country or handle an issue that relates
closely to the Arab world.
Submitted films may not be older than 3 years.
The submission deadline is on the 20th of December, 2017.
This year, the festival has changed the submission process. Both
short and feature length films should be submitted digitally.
You can check the rules and regulations on the festival's
5. Call for submissions: FEST New Directors | New Films
Festival Pitching Forum
For the 7th year, FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival
will host FEST - Pitching Forum.
FEST - Pitching Forum is an opportunity for upcoming filmmakers to
pitch their projects to top industry producers, financiers, fund
managers and investors. In past years, the festival had over 200
projects being pitched from all over the world.
five-minute pitch, each participant will have the chance to unravel
their project, in whatever way seems more appropriate. Each pitch
will be followed by a 10-minute feedback window. This will be constructive feedback that
will help you to significantly improve your project, and will stay
with you for the coming years.
There will be 3 independent and thematic pitching sessions covering
the following types of projects:
- Feature Fiction Film;
- Short Fiction Film;
- Documentary (short or long film).
A total of 28 projects will be selected and the selected
scriptwriters, writer-directors and producers will also be able to
participate in a 3-day training-program in preparation for the
Submissions are open from the 2nd of October 2017 until the 1st
of April 2018.
Projects submitted until the 2nd of December 2017 will enjoy the
Early Bird Fee of 50 Euros. From then on submissions will be
subjected to a fee of 60 Euros per project. However, if the project
is submitted by a FEST Training Ground participant the fee is only
Project submissions are now open and can be done through the
6. Call for submissions: The 16th Hong Kong - Asia Film
The 16th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF16) is now
recruiting fiction and documentary feature projects. Around 30
projects will be selected to participate in HAF next year (19-21
March 2018, Hong Kong) to enjoy the opportunity to discuss with
various industry parties from around the world collaboration
possibilities and to compete for various awards.
Representatives of the selected projects will be invited to Hong
Kong to attend the three-day film financing forum. Selected HAF
projects will be eligible to compete for a number of awards, subject
to the criteria and regulations of each award.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
- The applicant must be the copyright owner of the submitted
material, or is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner
of the submitted material.
- Full-length (running time 60 minutes or longer) feature film or
documentary project with a director, producer and a production
- With a proposed budget and not fully financed;
- Display a high market potential for Asian and/or international
- Exhibit both artistic and commercial qualities;
- At any stage of production;
- Priority will be given to projects that have not participated in
any other project markets.
The deadline for submissions is on 23rd of October 2017.
Please send email at
firstname.lastname@example.org for further enquiry.
To submit your project and for further information, please visit the
7. Call for applications: A 2-Week Film Directing Course by
filmmaker Béla Tarr
two-week Film Directing course with Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr
will take place from the 26th of February until the 11th of March
2018 in Espinho, Portugal .
It is an opportunity to develop your skills in Film Directing with
Béla Tarr, who will guide participants throughout the whole process
This practical two-week workshop will provide training to 12
participants to write and develop scripts in groups of
participants who will work together to produce a short-film in these
two weeks. The workshop will follow the logic of transmitting
knowledge by practical work. Béla Tarr will share his knowledge and
experience with the participants while, at the same time, will
respond to each participant’s personal history and artistic
practice, in order to guide them throughout the whole process of
filmmaking. The workshop will not attend a right\wrong logic, but
rather will be an insight on Bela Tarr's point of view of filmmaking
and his personal process.
The call for applications will close on 15th of December 2017.
Application Price: 50 Euros (reimburse to those who are selected)
Workshop Price: 1599 Euros
Number of participants: 12
For more information about the workshop's instructor, Béla Tarr,
To apply and for further information, please visit:
If you have any further questions, please contact us at
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