The Royal Film Commission – Jordan Launches Initiatives to
Communicate while in Confinement
Amman – 30 March
confinement rules and restrictions on all movement and gatherings,
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) launched some initiatives
that fall within the core of its usual activities and are
implemented online. Cinema takes all its value, when films bring us
closer at times of social distancing, and open a window to the
outside world at times of quarantine.
The RFC presents
“Cur-films”, a free online screening program every Monday and
Thursday at 9 PM that showcases selected films based on quality
content and diversity. The first screenings of the program will kick
off this week (on Monday 30th of March and Thursday 2nd of April
2020). Two Jordanian films will be accessible to the public, and
will be followed by other local, Arab and foreign films.
“One Meter &
Beyond” - referring to the required distance between two people
nowadays - is the title of the short film competition open to all
residents in Jordan. In line with the Commission’s objective to
encourage the use of audio-visual mediums in storytelling and
self-expression, the competition incites participants to document
their experience or share their thoughts and tell stories, all
triggered by this exceptional period we are living in.
committee will shortlist the best three shorts, which will be posted
on the RFC’s social media pages. The public can then vote for the
winning film out of the three. The award, worth 300 Jordanian dinars,
will go in the name of the winner to a national initiative providing
relief to those particularly affected by this health situation.
On another note,
the RFC continues to promote Jordanian films produced through its
training workshops in Amman and in Film Centers in the governorates.
A number of short films are being shared on the RFC’s social media
platforms at a time when we are in dire need of communication.
information about “Cur-films” program and “One Meter & Beyond” short
film competition, please visit the RFC’s website:
Or you can browse
the RFC’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) @FilmJordan
One Meter & Beyond