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The Royal Film Commission Jordan | OPPORTUNITIES BULLETIN #170 July 2017

N.B. The information below is provided directly by the organizers of events, festivals, audio-visual organizations or independent film projects. The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC) cannot be held accountable for it.

 

In this bulletin:

  1. Job Opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Production Services Liaison Officer
     
  2.  Job Opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Production Services Assistant
     
  3. Job Opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Social Media / Screening Officer
     
  4. Job Opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Freelance Coordinator for the Film and Television Career Connection (FTCC) – Limited Contract
     
  5. Call for applications: Med Film Factory’s 5th Round - Deadline extended
     
  6. Call for applications: The 7th Malmo Arab Film Festival Development Fund
     
  7. Call for submissions: BBC Arabic TV’s Cinema Badila (Alternative Cinema) Programme
     
  8. Call for submissions: Doha Film Institute  Fall 2017 Grants Programme 
     
  9. Call for submissions: The 4th BBC Arabic Festival 2018
     
  10. Call for submissions: The First Arab Film Awards 2018
     
  11. Call for applications: An Opportunity to Develop Five Screenplays

    Workshop hosted by Producer/Screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy

1. Job Opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Production Services Liaison Officer

Under the supervision of the Production Services Manager, the Production Services Officer will be responsible of the following.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Liaising with all governmental bodies during pre-production & shooting (e.g. army, police, ministries, etc.)
• Conducting meetings with officials
• In charge of custom
s clearance when shipments arrive to Jordan
• Scouting with producers for filming in Jordan
• Scouting for new locations
, when requested
• Compiling images for the image data bank
• Assisting in accommodating visitors while in Jordan
• Visiting production
companies
Breaking down scripts
• Representing the RFC on set to make sure all productions run smoothly
• Arranging and participating in familiarization tours

Qualifications:

• BA degree in a related field
• Fluent in English and Arabic
• Organized
• Capable of multi-tasking
• Communication skills
• Good knowledge of geography in Jordan
• Experience in dealing with governmental bodies is a plus


Please send your application to the following email: recruitment@film.jo  no later than 31 July 2017, and indicate clearly in the subject of your email the title of the position you are applying for.
 

2. Job Opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Production Services Assistant

Under the supervision of the Production Services Manager, the Production Services Assistant will be responsible of all administrative related matters pertaining to the PSD department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Handling of all paperwork pertaining to PSD department including official letters, accounting papers, and other forms
Keeping up-to-date files & forms, plus office administrative work

• Researching new production projects

• Handling any logistical requirements including bookings
• Maintaining office inventory
• Performing other duties as required by the Manager
 

Qualifications:

• BA degree in a related field
• 2-years experience
• Fluent in English & Arabic, spoken and written
Well organized and hard-working
• Capable of multi-tasking

Please send your application to the following email: recruitment@film.jo, no later than 30 March 2017, and indicate clearly in the subject the title of the position you are applying for.

   

3. Job Opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Social Media / Screening Officer

The incumbent will report to the Communication and Cultural Programming Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Managing the Institution’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other relevant social media networks
• Updating the RFC’s website on a regular basis
• Working across departments to ensure proper messaging is being executed online and is relevant to the RFC's goals.
• Monitoring local, regional and international media and compiling a relevant report on a daily basis
• Managing online discussions by responding in a timely manner to users’ needs and requests
• Monitoring and tracking discussion topics; prepare content and statistical reports; online research on cinema-related topics
• Assisting in the screening program: selection of films and management of the screening, whenever required

Qualifications:

• At least 3 years of work experience, in a similar position or in a media/ culture related activity
• University degree preferably in arts, journalism or IT
• Social media savvy and active on social networks
• Very familiar with modern technology
• Excellent communication skills - both written and oral
• Professional and creative modern writing in English and Arabic. Both languages are to be mastered
• Large cinema culture and interest (Arabic and foreign movies)
• Detail-oriented, organized, team spirit
• Innovative and capable of working in an autonomous way, while thinking out of the box
• Comfortable in public speech

Please send your application to the following email: recruitment@film.jo  no later than
21 July 2017, and indicate clearly in the subject of your email the title of the position you are applying for.
 

4. Job Opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Freelance Coordinator for the Film and Television Career Connection (FTCC) – Limited Contract

Responsible for coordinating for the Film and Television Career Connection (FTCC), including planning, following-up and implementing all necessary tasks related to the Connection.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Managing all details of the FTCC
• Coordinating all logistics for FTCC and providing support pre, during and post event
• Drafting budget and ensuring adherence to it
• Responsible for planning layout of booths and all installments required
• Coordinating with all departments for the scheduling and participation at FTCC
• Coordinating with the Communication department on all issues related to marketing the event
• Initiating, coordinating and/or participating in all efforts to publicize the event
• Editing and designing promotional materials
• Securing sponsorships
• Sending out brochures and invitations and managing responses of participating parties
• Coordinating for providing equipment, projectors, or any other required technical items
• Any other tasks that may arise during preparations for the event

Qualifications

• Proven logistics or event management experience
• Impressive portfolio of previously managed events
• Excellent time management and communication skills
• Marketing skills and ability to ensure productive sponsorships
• Willing to submit references from previous clients

Please send your application to the following email: recruitment@film.jo  no later than 31 July 2017, and indicate clearly in the subject of your email the title of the position you are applying for.

5. Call for applications: Med Film Factory’s 5th Round - Deadline extended

The deadline has been extended to receive applications for the 5th cycle of the Med Film Factory (MFF). The application deadline now is until Tuesday 15th of August 2017.
 

The Royal Film Commission – Jordan welcomes applications to the 5th round of MFF, which will be held in Jordan in 2017. Six teams will be selected (two teams from Jordan and four teams from the Arab world) to participate in this year’s cycle.

Med Film Factory is a specialized training program aimed at semi-professional teams of Arab film directors and producers. MFF offers those teams the opportunity to advance their creative and professional skills, while supporting the realization of their projects, through two training sessions:

- The Producers’ Coaching Program
- The Directors’ Workshop

The deadline for applications is on 15th of August. 

To apply and for more information please visit
http://www.film.jo/MedFilm.aspx  or write to MedFilmFactory@film.jo  or call the Royal Film Commission- Jordan at: +962 6 461 3835 Ext: 108.

The 5th cycle of Med Film Factory is supported by Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, Jordan.

6. Call for applications: The 7th Malmo Arab Film Festival Development Fund

The application to Malmö Arab Film Festival's funding initiative MAFF Development Funding opened on 1st of June and will close 31st of July.

The funds aspire to stimulate co-productions between Sweden and the Arab countries and are available for feature films, short films, and documentaries.

MAFF Development Funding is an initiative aiming to create a platform for new international partnerships and innovative stories that concern issues of identities, exile and diversity. MAFF Development Funding focuses on providing support to film projects that are in a state of development. Projects should focus on issues that concern Arab culture, identity and exile or are co-produced by Swedish and Arabic producers.

 

MAFF Development Funding

- Feature - 150 000 SEK (in cooperation with the Swedish Film Institute)

- Documentary - 50 000 SEK (in cooperation with the Swedish Film Institute)

- Short - 30 000 SEK (in cooperation with Film i Skåne)

Accreditation
Accreditation to MAFF Market Forum is open and will give you access to all MAFF Market Forum activities as well as all festival screenings. The early bird price is 70 Euros.

Service package
The service package includes accommodation, accreditation, transport to/from the airport and 1 ticket for MAFF Award Ceremony.

Exhibition
Don't miss out on the opportunity to showcase your production company, project, organization or institution at MAFF Market Exhibition.


To apply and for further information, please visit the website: http://maffswe.com/funding/
 

7. Call for submissions: BBC Arabic TV’s Cinema Badila (Alternative Cinema) Programme

BBC Arabic TV’s Cinema Badila (Alternative Cinema) programme is entering its sixth series and is calling for film submissions.

If you have a film that is between 1 and 50 minutes (a short film) in any genre and that you have not previously submitted to Cinema Badila, please email a non expirable link to the film in full to: alternativecinema@bbc.co.uk

The programme is primarily interested in Arabic speaking fiction, as well as experimental films, video art and animation, although it will also consider documentaries with original subject matters and/or stylistic approach, as well as diasporic films with non-Arabic dialogue.

If your short is selected, the programme will contact you to negotiate the rights to broadcast it in full. Cinema Badila is also interested in receiving longer fiction and documentary films for review on the programme.
 
Cinema Badila is currently in the process of selecting films for Series 6. So the sooner you are able to send your film the better. However, if you have a film that is still not finished, please feel free to send it at any time after its completion, as the process of considering films for the programme is continuous all year round.

Cinema Badila is a platform for filmmakers, allowing them to reach BBC’s wide audience (estimated at about 37 million weekly viewers for the channel).

Although the focus remains on films from the Arab region and its diaspora, it is fuuly appreciated by the programme that films should not be restricted to geographical classifications, and that the quality of filmmaking from the region is on par with world cinema. Therefore, Cinema Badila forged high profile collaborations with a view to creating an international programme that presents a selection of Cinema Badila’s chosen films side by side with a selection of international short films. These collaborations have included the Berlin Film, the Cannes Film Festival, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, and further potential collaborations are planned.

To submit your film, please contact: alternativecinema@bbc.co.uk
 

8. Call for submissions: Doha Film Institute  Fall 2017 Grants Programme 

Doha Film Institute continues to nurture emerging filmmakers from around the world through its Grants Programme. Alongside its support to first and second time filmmakers, funding is also available from the Institute to established filmmakers from the MENA region.

Applications for funding through the upcoming cycle will be accepted as of 18 July until 31 July.

The programme provides creative and financial assistance for short and feature-length projects, subject to eligibility criteria, by Qatari and international first- and second-time directors, as well as established MENA directors.

For further information regarding eligibility and guidelines, please visit: http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/financing/grants/guidelines

9. Call for submissions: The 4th BBC Arabic Festival 2018

The BBC Arabic Festival calls for short films, reportages and documentaries about the Arab world for its 4th edition now. The 2018 edition is open to filmmakers, journalists and the general public whose work explores key issues in today's Arab world. Through this open call, the festival seeks a bold and diverse range of filmmaking from across the region, by Arab and non-Arab, professional and first-time filmmakers.

The BBC Arabic Festival is an annual, week-long event that screens short films and documentaries about current social and political changes taking place in the Arab world.

The festival takes place at the iconic art-deco Radio Theatre at BBC's Broadcasting House in central London. The screenings take place alongside a series of talks, presentations and performances that highlight current events in the Arab world. The official selection of films also have the potential to air on BBC Arabic television as part of our special TV programming produced exclusively around the festival.

As in every year, all filmmakers in the programme will be invited to London to present their film.

Terms and conditions:

For a work to be eligible it must meet the following criteria:

- It must have been made after January 1, 2016
- The subject matter must concentrate on an exploration of the political and social situation in, or directly affected by, the Arab world.
- The work must be either a short film, documentary or reportage piece a
- Anyone being considered by the judges for the BBC Arabic Young Journalist Award must be between 18 and 30 on 15 June 2016

Closing date for entries is 23:55 on 20 October 2016. Submissions received after this time and date will not be considered.

For further information on the terms and conditions, please visit: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40273170

To apply and for further information, please visit: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40273169  

10. Call for submissions: The First Arab Film Awards 2018

The Board of Directors of the Arab Film Institute (AFI) has announced that submissions are now open for the First Arab Film Awards 2018.

Created to celebrate the best in Arab Cinema at a time when there is incredible global focus on Arab talent in the world of entertainment. The Arab Film Awards are designed to encourage stimulate and recognize the considerable work of the Arab Film Professionals.

The Award Ceremony honors the work of the Arab film industry in the following 18 categories:


Best Narrative film
Non-fiction film
Director Narrative
Director Non-Fiction
Actor
Actress
Screenwriter
Director of Photography
Editor
Production Designer
Costume Designer
Hairdresser
Make-up Artist
Composer
Sound Design
Short Film
Student Film
Lifetime Achievement Award

Rules and regulations:

- Films participating in the Arab Film Awards must have had their first official screening (be it a festival or at a regular cinema release) after 1st August 2016 until the 31st August 2017.

- Film projects must have a director being a native Arab or with Arab origin.
 
- Candidates for the individual categories must be of an Arab origin or bearer of an Arab passport.

- Producers, distributors, Arab film institutions and individuals should be member of the Arab Film Institute in order to submit films for the Arab film Awards or for any other individual category of the Awards.

- It is encouraged that film professionals register to the AFI membership program.
Early bird registration for membership at 50% discount
Membership fee 40 US$ until 31st August 2017.

The memberships fees are set for all categories except for the student films.

- Once the films are submitted, members of the Institute (AFI) can watch the films online from 1st November 2017 to 31st January 2018 and cast their votes for the selection of the winners.

- Arab Film Awards eligible countries are the member states of the Arab League:
Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


The deadline for submissions is on 30th of September.

All info and forms can be found on this link:
www.arabfilm-institute.org/form-member/

For any queries kindly email to: afi@arabfilm-institute.org

11. Call for applications: An Opportunity to Develop Five Screenplays

Workshop hosted by Producer/Screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy
 

In  collaboration with Film Clinic and the Egyptian Cinema Syndicate’s Independent Film Committee, The Arab Film Institute (AFI) is holding a workshop hosted by co-founder and producer/screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy.

Held from 18 until 20 July, (from 4 to 9 PM), at the Greek Campus in the American University in Cairo (AUC) in Bab Ellouk, the workshop will focus on treatment writing, character creation, plot structure and dialogue. The workshop is an opportunity for talented scriptwriters looking for a chance to kick off their careers.

Hefzy will be choosing the best five screenplays from the workshop and will be hosting another private session with the selected screenwriters to develop the screenplays further for a maximum period of three months to be possibly produced via Film Clinic. AFI is offering the chance for 5 of its members to attend the workshop for free.

Please apply here:
https://goo.gl/gXybZJ  and if you’re an AFI member, mention this in your application for a chance to be selected to attend for free.

Those outside Cairo can attend the workshop on their own expenses (travel & accommodation).

For inquiries, please call at +2 02 252 680 50


 

The Royal Film Commission was established in 2003 to promote the audio-visual industry in Jordan. Tel: +962-6-4642266  e-mail: info@film.jo  www.film.jo