OPPORTUNITIES BULLETIN # 174 November 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:|
- Job opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Project Administrator for the Med Film Factory Program (MFF) & RAWI Screenwriters' Lab
- Call for submissions: The Middle East Now 2018
- Call for submissions: The 3rd edition of Beirut Cinema Platform
- Call for submissions: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2018
- Call for entries: Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon
- Call for entries: 2018 Seattle International Film Festival
- Call for submissions: Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2018
|1. Job opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Project Administrator for the Med Film Factory Program (MFF) & RAWI Screenwriters' Lab|
|The incumbent will report to the Regional Training Department Manager.|
Description of the Post:
Reporting directly to the Regional Training Department Manager, the Administrator is responsible for overall administrative, logistical & accounting aspects related to Rawi Screenwriters’ Lab and Med Film Factory, Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Med Culture.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Develop and implement procedures, practices and processes to meet operational, logistics and services needs.
- Facilitate requirements when needed between departments at the RFC and its partners/ service providers involved in the projects in Jordan and abroad.
- Implement events, adhering to the RFC’s policies and procedures.
- Assist in the coordination of all legal contracting with the Manager, with the RFC legal advisor.
- Liaise with the RFC’s Administration Department regarding seeking price offers, travel, bookings, purchasing, quotations, catering and logistics for all projects and programmes.
- Communicate directly with applicants seeking the Regional Training Department’s labs, workshops and programs.
- Responsible for preparing all administrative documents relevant to the department’s projects and programmes.
- Break down applications, identify their missing material and follow up on them with the applicants.
- Assist in interrelated correspondence with the team members, applicants/ participants, mentors, crew, cast, etc.
- Coordinate related logistics such as to soft and hard filing, event booking and reservations, etc.
- Responsible for providing general and specific information for literature reporting, monthly, annual and upon request.
- Work with the financial department to help set up reports, monthly, annual and upon request.
- Follow up on, and provide inputs relevant to, updating the Med Film Factory and Rawi websites: edit, proofread and translate texts/reports as required as well webpages material in both languages.
- Coordinate, and translate, publication materials with related parties such as participants and the RFC's departments.
- Attend workshops, venues and events as required by projects and Project Manager.
- Perform other coordination tasks or duties that may be assigned by the Manager.
- A B.A. in business administration or any relevant field.
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar position.
- Excellent communication and writing skills in Arabic and in English. French is a plus.
- Exceptional presentation skills on regional and international scales.
- Experience in filmmaking and knowledge of film production and culture is preferable.
- Capacity to work autonomously and under pressure.
- Excellent team player.
- Ability to take swift decisions.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to details.
- Flexible and creative.
Please send your application to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 November 2017, and indicate clearly in the subject of your email the title of the position you are applying for.
|2. Call for submissions: The Middle East Now 2018|
|The call for submissions is still open for the 9th edition of the Middle East Now, that will be held in Florence in April 2018.|
Middle East Now is looking for feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation films produced in 2016-2017-2018 and coming from Jordan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and Yemen.
If you want to participate with a feature film, a documentary, a short film or an animation film – for the international competition with the “Middle East Now Audience Award” and the “NYU Florence Best Short” – please fill in the entry form in all its parts and send a copy of the film by post or a web link by email.
Middle East Now is looking for talented film directors who tell stories through beautiful movies to present the real face of the Middle East!
To download the Entry Form for the Middle East Now 2018, please visit the website:http://middleastnow.it/en/call-for-submissions-2018-how-to-participate-to-the-next-edition-to-participate-at-middle-east-now-2017/
For any request or information:email@example.com
|3. Call for submissions: The 3rd edition of Beirut Cinema Platform|
|The Beirut Cinema Platform (BCP) is now accepting submissions for its 3rd edition. BCP is a platform for Arab independent filmmakers and producers, who have a feature-length documentary or fiction project in development or in post-production. Projects in development should be the filmmaker's first or second feature.|
The deadline for submissions is on 22nd of November 2017.
The application form and the list of requested documents are available on: www.beirutdc.org
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
|4. Call for submissions: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2018|
|Film submissions for Hot Docs 2018 are now open. Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers a selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000.|
The 2018 Hot Docs Festival will run April 26 to May 6, 2018.
- must have been completed after January 1, 2017
- must be at minimum Toronto premieres (i.e. cannot have been screened publicly in - Toronto prior to the 2018 Festival, including broadcast versions of any length)
- must not be available online in any form (this includes DVDs for purchase in any region). Not applicable for short film submissions.
- must be in English, subtitled in English or English versioned (non-English language films may be submitted with an English transcript; however, if selected for Hot Docs, it must be subtitled or dubbed into English at the applicant’s expense)
- may not have submitted to the Festival previously in any stage of completion (i.e. films that were submitted as rough cuts will not be reconsidered).
For the purposes of eligibility and awards consideration, Hot Docs uses the following definitions:
Feature-Length: 60 minutes or longer
Mid-Length: 41 to 59 minutes
Short: under 40 minutes
Country of Production and Submission Categories
Submissions to the Festival are divided into two categories:
Canadian Submissions: All films produced in Canada or directed by Canadian filmmakers
International Submissions: All films produced outside of Canada and directed by non-Canadians
Submission Fees & Deadlines:
Early: 15th of November/ Fees: Short (1-40 min): $25 and Feature and Mid-Length (41+ min): $55
Regular: 6th of December/ Fees: Short (1-40 min): $35 and Mid-Length (41+ min): $100
Late: 8th of January/ Fees: Short (1-40 min): $55 and Feature and Mid-Length (41+ min): $150
For further information, please visit the website: www.hotdocs.ca
|5. Call for entries: Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon|
|2018 film submissions are now open. Submit your film for the 49th edition of Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon, to be held from 13 to 21 April 2018!|
WHAT IS NEW?
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN VISIONS DU REEL'S PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
In continuation of past editions, the Festival confirms its will to discover new films, filmmakers and artists. With this in mind, first films, which previously were shown in the Regard Neuf section, may now be featured in every section of the Festival.
BURNING LIGHTS COMPETITION
The Burning Lights Competition is a new international competition dedicated to new vocabularies and expressions, to research and to narrative and formal experimentation, open to medium-length and feature films.
A strong National Competition is included in the programme: the prizes awarded by the jury are no longer given throughout the sections, but are limited to this competition.
Latitudes, a new non-competitive section (for feature films) that aims at revealing a panorama of current documentary practices.
Opening Scenes, a non-competitive section dedicated to first short films or student films. The invited filmmakers present their films as part of the Festival’s official selection and participate in a specially developed programme of Industry-related professional activities.
The new organisation of Visions du Réel's sections goes as follows:
- INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
- BURNING LIGHTS COMPETITION
- NATIONAL COMPETITION
- INTERNATIONAL MEDIUM LENGTH AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION
- GRAND ANGLE
- OPENING SCENES
- MAITRE DU REEL
- DOC ALLIANCE
The deadline for submissions is on 3rd of January 2018 for films finished by the end of February 2018.
For further infomration, please visit the website:https://www.visionsdureel.ch/en/festival/submit-a-film
|6. Call for entries: 2018 Seattle International Film Festival|
|SIFF is now accepting film submissions for the 44th edition of Seattle International Film Festival that will be held from 17th of May until 10th of June 2018.|
SIFF's mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that people foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive.
SIFF embraces Seattle’s love for film, making the city a perfect setting for new films to be seen, tested, and celebrated by everyone, film fan and filmmaker alike. While bringing the best in national and international film and talent to Seattle, SIFF also remains dedicated to fostering and providing a platform for the creative endeavors of those working and creating films in the Pacific Northwest. SIFF also exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings year-round at three locations on 5 screens at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian, SIFF Cinema Uptown and the SIFF Film Center in addition to offering film educational programs for all audiences. SIFF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
How to Submit:
You can submit via Withoutabox or by filling out one of our Wufoo online entry forms.
Regular Submission Deadlines:
January 5, 2018 - Late
February 2, 2018 - Extended (Withoutabox submissions only!)
Episodic Submission Deadlines:
January 5, 2018 - Late (Withoutabox submissions only!)
February 2, 2018 - Extended (Withoutabox submissions only!)
March 2, 2018 - FutureWave Shorts (age 18 and under filmmakers)
For further information, please visit the website: www.siff.net
|7. Call for submissions: Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2018|
|Berlin Fashion Film Festival defines state-of-the-art filmmaking since 2012.|
The annual two-day conference in Berlin brings together more than 500 filmmakers and opinion leaders from the film, advertising and lifestyle business. It provides a platform on which the latest trends and talents in the field of moving image marketing, conceptual storytelling and brand communication can be discovered.
BFFF celebrates the best work in fashion film, music video, experimental filmmaking and content for beauty, cosmetic and lifestyle brands. The high-profile festival jury will select this year’s best national and international submissions, which will be presented and awarded in an exciting award show at the peak of the festival.
You can then enter your submission into one or more of the award categories until February 28th, 2018.
To submit your film and for more information, please visit the website:http://berlinfashionfilmfestival.net/festival/submit
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