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Film Fund

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The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) supports the activities and programs that develop the potential of the independent local film industry, as well as its economic viability and continuity. To that end, the Jordan Film Fund (JFF) has been established to enable filmmakers to tell their stories in addition to developing the independent film industry and contributing to its sustainability, especially in Jordan.

Financial assistance is offered to feature-length narrative and documentary films in development, production and post-production stages; production of short (narrative, documentary and animation) films as well as TV series in development stage. 

The application deadline for all categories has passed on 29th May 2020 and granted projects will be revealed in August 2020. We will announce the timeline of the sixth JFF cycle early March 2021.

For more information, please read Guidelines and Regulations for complete information on eligibility, application process and requirements, assessment and the manner in which funds are allotted. Or call the JFF team at The Royal Film Commission- Jordan, Tel: +962 6 4613835 ext. 123 or Email the team at: apply@film.jo


Grant recipients of the Jordan Film Fund 


Fourth Cycle (2019)
Cinematic and Television projects granted the Jordan Film Fund 

Production of Feature Narrative Projects:

  • “Farha” (Director: Darin Sallam; Producer: Deema Azar and Ayah Jardaneh)
  • “It's A Boy” (Director: Amjad Al Rasheed; Producer: Aseel Abu Ayyash)
  • “Papion On The Water Tank” (Director: Yahya Alabdallah; Producer: Huda Al-Kadhimi)
Post-Production of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • “Salma's Home” (Director: Hanadi Elyan; Producer: Nathan Bennett)
Development of Feature Narrative Projects:“
  • The Station” (Writer: Sara Ishaq & Nadia Eliewat; Producer: Nadia Eliewat)
  • “To Him, We Return” (Writer: Ahmad Alyaseer & Rana Alyaseer)
  • “She Who Lives” (Writer: Aysha El-Shamayleh; Producer: Batoul Ibrahim)
Development of Feature Documentary Project:
  • “Caesar” (Writer/ Director: Widad Shafakoj; Producer: Zeid Fanous)
  • “We Carve Words in the Earth” (Writer/ Director: Mahasen Nasser-Eldin; Producer: Sami Said Shana’ah)
Production of Short Narrative Projects:
  • “Hajez” (Director: Omar Rammal; Producer: Leen Awad)
  • “Rubber Washer” (Director: Hadi Shatat; Producer: Luma Al-Hamarneh & Omar Abu Shanab)
  •  “Truce” (Director: Saleh Al khataybeh; Producer: Sa’ed Arouri)
  • “Cadence of the Valley” (Director: Rama Obeid; Producer: Ibrahim Yacoub)
  • “Arnoos” (Director: Samer Battikhi; Producer: Aya Wuhoush)
  • “Hemingway” (Director: Ghaith Al-Adwan; Producer: Sleiman Tadros & Amer Halasa)
  • “The Way Home” (Director: Layan Nairoukh & Noor Hanania; Producer: Maya Talhouni)
  • “Tala’vision” (Director: Murad Abu Eisheh; Producer: Jude Kawwa)
  • “Teita’s Last Wish” (Director: Areeb Zuaiter; Producer: Rema Saoub)
  • “Sudoku” (Director: George-Nicholas Al Khouri; Producer: Ghassan Salti)
  • “Azrar- Animation” (Director: Ahmad Jaber; Producer: Mohamed al Rugab)
  • “Geisha L.O.V.E.- Animation” (Director: Mike V. Derderian; Producer: Nadine Toukan)
  • “The Forgiveness- Documentary” (Director: Hamza Hamideh; Producer: Ismail Abu Wardeh)
Development of Television Series:
  • “Al-Marsoud" (Writers: Rifqi Assaf and Salah Qasrawi)
  • “Forgotten Princesses" (Writer: Jamal Bakeer)

Third Cycle (2018)
Cinematic and Television projects granted the Jordan Film Fund 

Production of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • “Daughters of Adbulrahman” (Director: Zaid Abu Hamdan; Producer: Saba Mubarak)
  • “A Dog’s Tail” (Director: Rami Yasin; Producer: Linda Mutawi)
  • “The Alleys” (Director: Bassel Ghandour; Producer: Rula Nasser)
  • “Another Day in Baghdad” (Director: Maysoon Pachachi; Producer: Jamal Al Adwan)
Production of Feature Documentary Projects:
  • “Trapped in the Wild”  (Director: Christian Abi Abboud; Producer: Khaled Haddad)
  • Post-Production of Feature Documentary Projects:
  • “Tiny Souls” (Director: Dina Naser; Producer: Dina Naser and Palmyre Badinier)
Development of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • “The Camp Beauty Queen” (Writer: Hanadi Elyan)
  • “Amnesia” (Writer: Dima Hamdan)
  • “The Common Land” (Writers: Firas Taybeh and Alexia de Tillesse)
  • “My Corpse & I” (Writer: Aseel Mansour)
Development of Feature Documentary Project:
  • “Quiet Waters are Deep” (Writer/ Director: Hind Dabbagh)
Production of Short Narrative Projects:
  • “Give Up The Ghost” (Director: Zain El Duraie; Producer: Alaa AlAsad)
  • “From the Mountain” (Director: Faisal Attrache; Producer: Deema Dabis)
Development of Television Series:
  • “Lizard’s Tale" (Writers: Thouraya Hamda and Emad Mohtaseb; Producer: Jude Kawwa)
  • “On Set" (Writer: Jana Zeinddine; Producer: Mais Salman and Michel Ma’ayeh)

Second Cycle (2012)
Cinematic projects and grant recipients of the Jordan Film Fund 

Production of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • "The Kidnap" (Director: Dima Hamdan; Producer: Pascal Due)
  • "Saddam Live Long" (Director: Katya Jarjoura; Producer: Khalid Haddad)
  • " 3000 Night" (Director: Mai Masri; Producer: Rami Yassin)
Production of Feature Documentary Projects:
  • "I am Here" (Director: Fesne Oreikohovitch; Producer: Tayseer Masharqa)
  • "Borhan" (Director: Mahmoud Al Massad; Producer: Omar Al Massad)
Development of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • "Solid Water" (Writer: Bashar Abbas; Producer: Ahmad Aqeel)
  • "200 Meter" (Writer: Ameen Nayfeh; Producer: Lama Abu Hassan)
  • "Collaborator of Bethlehem" (Writer: Linda Mutawi; Producer: Hani Nuaimi)
  • "Me & Murdoch" (Writer: Yahya Abdallah; Producer: Rula Nasser)
  • "Bed Matress Story" (Writer: Tayseer Masharqa)
Development of Feature Documentary Projects:
  • "The Shortcut" (Director: Baha' Hussein;  Producer: Dalia Nimer)
  • "Occupy Culture" (Director: Linda Mutawi; Producer: Linda Mutawi)
  • "A Doctor Who Shall Remained Unnamed" (Director: Dalia Koury, Producer: Nadine Kirresh)
Production of Short Narrative Projects:
  • "The Wheel" (Director: Said Zagha; Producer: Ahmad Khatib)
  • "Jordanian Spinster"(Director: Hanady Elayyan, Producer: Layla Abbas)
  • "Report- Hashtag"(Director: Mervat Aksoy, Producer: Mohammad Khairy)
  • "The Kidnapping" (Director: Rakan Mayasi; Producer: Fahdeh Bandar)
  • " Al Yasmeen" (Director: Sahem Muhaisen; Producer: Mais Suliman)
  • " Virgin of Ignorance Era" (Director: Medyan Saafin; Producer: Tayseer Masharqa)

First Cycle (2011)
Cinematic projects and grant recipients of the Jordan Film Fund 

Production of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • " May in the Summer" (Director: Cherien Dabis; Producer: Sabine Sidawi)
  • " Blessed Benefit" ( Director: Mahmoud Al Massad; Producer: Omar Al Massad)
  • " The Curve" ( Director: Rifqi Assaf; Producer: Rula Nasser)
  • " Eyes of a Thief" ( Director: Najwa Najjar; Producer: Hani Kort)
Production of Feature Documentary Project:
  • "Jabal Amman" (Director: Nadia Naffa; Producer: Qais Elias)
  • "Before You Were Born" (Director: Azza Al Hassan; Producer: Saad Darwazeh)
Development of Feature Narrative Projects:
  • "Desert Crossings" (Writer: Mohyeddine Quandour; Producer: Luba Balagova)
  • "Fahita" (Writer: Nasser Omar; Producer: Mona Darwazeh)
  • "Nostalgia" (Writer: Zaid Abu Hamdan; Producer: Hiba Musaed)
  • "Hide and Seek" (Writers: Shirin Kamal and Amjad Al Rasheed; Producer: Suha Najjar)
Development of Feature Documentary Project:
  • " Aisha" (Director and Producer: Asma Bseiso)
Post-Production of Feature Documentary Project:
  • "Uncle Nashaat" (Director: Aseel Mansour; Producer: Cindy le Templier)
Production of Short Narrative Projects:
  • "The Sri Lankan" (Director: Deema Dabis; Producer: Carla Dabis)
  • "Ismail" (Director: Nora Al Sharif; Producer: Abdel Salam Akkad)
  • "Someone" (Director: Hiba Judeh; Producer: Rawan Babia)