The Royal Film Commission – Jordan, in cooperation with the U.S.
Embassy in Amman and the American Film Showcase (AFS), is pleased to
invite you to participate in a master class entitled
“Self-Distribution for Social Impact Documentaries”.
Time & Date: November 20th 2020. At
7:00 PM Amman Time/ 9:00 AM Los Angeles Time.
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan will host the master class via an
online ZOOM session.
class comes to support Jordanian and Arab filmmakers to have a
deeper understanding about the topic. It aims to have them ready to
develop their projects for regional and global distribution.
Language: English. Proficiency in
English is a must.
Moshman is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and TEDx
speaker whose work has been featured on Netflix, Upworthy, Marie
Claire, CNN, and Good Morning America. After directing two short
documentaries about female empowerment in young women, “Girls Rock!
Chicago” (2010) and “Growing up Strong: Girls on the Run” (2012),
she set out to direct her first feature documentary “The Empowerment
Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things” (2014) which has
been screened over 700 times around the US and around the world in
schools, groups, organizations and corporations starting
conversations about gender equality. With Indieflix as the
distributor, the film has been sponsored by major brands like
Nordstrom, American Girl and Microsoft to spread this message far
and wide. Moshman’s second feature documentary, “Losing Sight of
Shore” follows the incredible journey of four women, who rowed
across the Pacific Ocean. The film was released globally in 190
countries on Netflix in May 2017. “NEVERTHELESS” is Moshman’s third
feature documentary, which takes a look behind the headlines of #MeToo
and Time’s Up to shine a light on the sexual harassment crisis.
Moshman is dedicated to telling stories that uplift, inform and
inspire as well as showcase strong female role models on screen.
focusing on documentaries, she worked as a field producer on the hit
American TV show “Dancing with the Stars” for 10 seasons as well as
shows on NBC, MTV, Lifetime, Bravo and the Food Network. She also
directs branded content for EllenTube, Tastemade, Mattel, AT&T
featuring Reese Witherspoon, and more. Moshman is an inspiring
public speaker, an adjunct professor in documentary film and author
of a new book (Empowered Filmmaking: How To Make a Documentary On
Your Own Terms), passionate about empowering the next generation of
storytellers and travels the globe to do so!
Fees: Free of
apply: Filmmakers at
an intermediate and advance levels from Jordan and the Arab World.
please fill-out the form in the below link:
shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Applications partially completed or received after the deadline
will be disregarded.
are limited, we advise all applicants to apply as early as
not apply for the workshop if you cannot fully commit to the
Deadline for applications: Tuesday
17th of November, 2020.
For further information, please contact the RFC at: