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Film Screening 07/05/2017

Date of Event: 07-May-2017

Time of Event: 19:00

Location of Event: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan


The Royal Film Commission - Jordan
in cooperation with

Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation

 invites you to attend the screening of the
Jordanian documentary



 يسرّ الهيئة الملكية الأردنية للأفلام
بالتعاون مع

مؤسسة عبد الحميد شومان

دعوتكم لحضور عرض
 الفيلم الوثائقي الأردني 

“Um Sultan, The Matchmaker”
As part of Jabal Amman Cultural Week 4

Followed by a discussion with the director
Mariam Shahin  


"أم سلطان: الخطّابة"
ضمن فعاليات أسبوع جبل عمان الثقافي 4

يتبع العرض نقاش مع المخرج
 مريم شاهين

Sunday 7 May 2017

الأحد 7 أيار 2017

at 7:00 PM
 The Royal Film Commission – Jordan, Jebel Amman, 1st Circle, 5 Omar Bin
 Khattab St. (off Rainbow Street)

الساعة السابعة مساءً
الهيئة الملكية الأردنية للأفلام ، جبل عمان، الدوار الأول، 5 شارع عمر بن الخطاب
(نهاية شارع الرينبو)


Um Sultan The Matchmaker- Poster small.jpg

الأحد 7 أيار

أم سلطان: الخطّابة  

الساعة ال
سابعة مساءً

 مريم شاهين، 29 دقيقة، وثائقي قصير، بالعربية مع ترجمة إلى الإنجليزية، الأردن

بحضور المخرجة مريم شاهين


Sunday 7 May

Um Sultan, The Matchmaker   

7:00 PM
Mariam Shahin, 29 min, Short Documentary, in Arabic with English subtitles, Jordan

In the presence of the director Mariam Shahin

 أم سلطان (عايدة هلالي) "خطّابة" محترفة وتعد إحدى أعمدة مهنة ترتيب الزيجات في الأردن.

مع تزايد التخبط والحرب في المنطقة، أصبحت الأسرة واحدة من آخر بقايا مظاهر الاستقرار في العالم العربي. تساعد أم سلطان التقريب بين الناس للزواج بحيث يمكن تشكيل عائلات ناجحة.

مرتان في السنة، قبل وبعد شهر رمضان المبارك، تشرف أم سلطان على زيجات العشرات من الأردنيين.

لعبت أم سلطان دوراً أساسياً في إتمام 2000 حفل زفاف على مدى 18 سنة. تعتبر عملها جزءا من جهد أكبر للحفاظ على نسيج اجتماعي وعائلي قوي يسمح للأسر العربية التغلب على عواصف الحرب والمجهول من القادم.

عُرض الفيلم على قناة الجزيرة الإنجليزية.

Um Sultan (Aida Hilali) is a professional matchmaker and, as such, a pillar in Jordan's marriage industry.

With growing uncertainty and war in the region, the family is a major element of stability in the Arab World. Um Sultan helps couples get together so that successful families can be formed.

Twice a year, before and after the holy fasting month of Ramadan, she oversees the marriage of dozens of Jordanian couples. Um Sultan has been instrumental in 2,000 weddings over 18 years. She considers her work part of a larger effort to maintain a strong social and family fabric that allows Arab families to weather the storms of war and ambiguity.

The film has been broadcast on Al Jazeera English channel.

T. +962 6 464 22 66 (ext. 23)

Event 07/05/2017

Date of Event: 07-May-2017

Time of Event: 10:00

Location of Event:

Subject: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC), with the support of Bank al Etihad, is pleased to invite you to participate in “The Art of Scriptwriting” workshop by the film writer/director Rifqi Assaf.

Time & Date: From 7th May until 18th May 2017, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Location: Zarqa Film Center, Railway – UNRWA School Street no. 13

About the session:

The workshop covers the basic steps in the art of film scriptwriting, from the moment of developing the idea to transferring the script into a specialized program.

Participants will also learn on how to create characters in a story, and how to put events into chronological order.

Language of the session: Arabic.

About the instructor:  

Rifqi Assaf is a Jordan-based award-winning director/screenwriter whose previous works include: the award-winning short film “The View”, 3 others shorts as a director and 2 shorts as a screenwriter: “A Cold Morning in November”, winner of Jordanian Film Competition jury and Audience Award at the Franco-Arab Film Festival and “The Parrot” winner of the Robert Bosch grant.

“The Curve” is Assaf's first feature-length film. While in the early stages of production, “The Curve”, was a Shasha Grant finalist in Abu Dhabi. It gained a production grant from Jordan Film Fund, support from the Royal Film Commission and won the Arab Fund for Culture and Arts grant. The film’s world premiere was at Dubai Film Festival 2015, then screened in many other festivals around the world and is still touring.

Target Group: This workshop is aimed at amateur writers and filmmakers who are interested in scriptwriting.

How to Apply:

Please send a script (it does not have to be the final draft) or a short story along with your CV to the following email address: and type the following title in the subject: "The Art of Scriptwriting - Zarqa"

Deadline for submissions: Sunday 30th April 2017 at 2:00 PM. 

For further information, lease contact the RFC: 06 4613835 ext. 103, 117 or mobile: 


With the support of: