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Submit your short film to the 14th
before Wednesday 15th of July, 2020

Due to the global health situation, as a consequence of the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the 26th edition of the Franco-Arab Film Festival is unfortunately canceled this year. However, the Jordanian Short Film Competition is maintained and the deadline for submission has been extended until 15th July 2020.

The Institut français de Jordanie, in partnership with the Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC), invite you to submit your short films (documentary and narrative) to compete. 

Submission criteria:
  • The competition is open to filmmakers residing in Jordan or abroad. Either the director or the producer should be Jordanian.
  • The film must be at least partly shot in Jordan.
  • The film should not exceed 20 minutes.
  • The film has to have been produced in 2019 or 2020.
  • Each director can submit one film only.
  • Only short narratives and documentaries can be submitted. Animated films or experimental films will not be accepted.
  • The film must be subtitled in English or French, if it is in Arabic; or subtitled in Arabic, if it is in English or French.
  • The director or producer should provide 2 DVD or
  • Blu-ray copies of the film (which will not be returned). Sending the film electronically by link is not acceptable.
  • Due to restrictions on movement, films are to be submitted online only. Please send your film as a downloadable MP4 file with the codec H.264. Also please make sure to send the file through OneDrive, Google Drive or Drop Box to the following email:
The director or producer should provide the following:

1. An application form in Arabic or in English which can be found on the RFC’s website
  • The application form should be typed (not in handwriting). Please send it by email to
  • The application form should cover technical details regarding the film, synopsis (40 – 100 words) and the filmmaker’s information.
2. A soft copy of the film poster or still photo should be sent to 

Note: A committee will select among the submitted films those entitled to compete.

  • There will be two prizes based on the selection of the jury and two prizes based on the audience vote for the documentary and fiction categories.
  • The four winning films will receive a trophy created by the Jordanian sculptor Hazem Al Zubi.
  • The two Jury prizes for the best narrative and best documentary will be invited by the French edition of the Franco-Arab Film Festival in France to present their films (on the condition of providing the necessary authorizations for the trip). The full stay will be covered (accommodation and plane ticket).
  • In addition, the RFC will offer a one-year subscription at the Film Library to the four winners.
For further information, please contact:
Marian Nakho at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan at the following e-mail:
Or call: 0797557116