Amman, 25th of April
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan RFC and the Ministry of Culture renewed for one more year the Jordanian Film Caravan project. The agreement was signed by Minister of Culture, Nabih Shuqum, and the Managing Director of the Royal Film Commission, George David, at the Ministry's headquarters.
In the framework of this project, film activities are organised in the Governorates, highlighting the influential role of cinema that tackles important issues, in addition to showcasing films free of charge outside the capital Amman, thereby giving the audience in the Governorates the opportunity to watch and appreciate local productions.
Shuqum emphasized the importance of pursuing this project, which falls in line with the Ministry's orientations in the field of cultural development. He added that cinema plays an important role in supporting the country's cultural strategy to counter extremist trends.
David said that, since its establishment, the RFC has given special attention to the Governorates and has endeavored to increase the presence of cinema in cultural events by relying on a participatory approach and reaching the largest segments of society. He stressed that the RFC spares no efforts to select films that provide more openness and cultural diversity, encouraging creativity and constructive dialogue.
It is worth mentioning that the RFC organized last year 11 film screenings in all the Kingdom’s Governorates under the "Jordanian Film Caravan" project. These events were organized in cooperation with the Directorates of Culture and the screenings were well received by the audience.
On another note, the Ministry and the RFC organise jointly screenings of Jordanian films abroad, the latest of which were in the Kingdom of Morocco.
About The Royal Film Commission – Jordan:
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) is a public institution, with administrative and financial autonomy, established in 2003 with a mandate to promote for and contribute to the development of an internationally competitive Jordanian audio-visual industry. The RFC organizes training workshops, screenings and provides production support services.