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Event 15/04/2017

Date of Event: 15-April-2017

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Subject: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC), with the support of Zain Group Jordan, with the support of Zain Group Jordan and King Abdullah II Fund For Development (KAFD) is pleased to invite you participate in the Documentary Film Making workshop for beginners.

Time & Date:  From 15th until 24th April 2017, from 10:00 am – 4:00  pm

Location: Aqaba Film Center in Jordan Gaming Lab, Al-Madaen Market – Mahdood area, next to Omar Bin el-Khattab mosque. 

About the workshop: This documentary workshop aims to teach the participants the basics of production, shooting, lighting, audio recording and editing for documentaries. Each participant will enhance his /her capabilities, skills on how to write a story, take decisions, and will get the chance to edit his/her own project.

Language of the workshop:  Arabic 


About the instructor: Yahya Alabdallah

Independent filmmaker Yahya was born in Libya in 1978 and raised in Saudi Arabia. A writer, director, producer and a literary critic with a Master Degree in Literature and a Master Degree in Film from ECAIR Cinema School in Paris. He wrote and directed many short films. His short film "SMS" in 2008 participated in the 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam and Tangiers ISFF. His last silent short film "5th Floor Room 52" participated at Dubai International Film Festival 2015.

His first feature "The Last Friday" got Special Jury award at Fribourg International Film Festival 2012, and Special Jury Award, Best Music and Best Acting at Dubai International Film Festival 2012, and was selected at Berlinale Film Festival 2012 / Forum Section. The film was largely funded by the RFC and was completed with the support of Cinema in Motion at San Sebastian Film Festival 2011. AL Abdallah completed a feature-length documentary “The Council” in 2014, which got the Final Cut Award at Venice International Film Festival 2014, special mention at Dubai International Film Festival 2014 and participated at CPH.DOX Documentary International Film Festival 2015. 

He is currently developing two comedy feature films titled "Me, Myself & Murdoch" & "Pepion On the Water Tank"


This program is aimed at: Filmmakers interested in documentary filmmaking, scriptwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, sound design and editing. 

Jordanians and residents in Jordan.

To apply, please submit an updated resume and a short documentary film idea, and send by e-mail to Please type the following title under the subject: “Documentary Filmmaking Workshop”

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 24/4/2017 at 03:00 pm

For further information, please contact the RFC: 06 4613835 or 0772189326