OPPORTUNITIES BULLETIN #173 October 2017
In this bulletin:
opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Community and
Training Programs Coordinator
- Call for
accreditation: The Dubai Film Market - The 14th Dubai International Film
- Call for entries: The 25th Stuttgart
Festival of Animated Film
- Call for
entries: The 9th Arab Film Festival Berlin - ALFILM
- Call for submissions: FEST New Directors
| New Films Festival Pitching Forum
- Call for submissions: The 16th Hong
Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum
- Call for applications: A 2-Week Film
Directing Course by filmmaker Béla Tarr
1. Job opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan:
Community and Training Programs Coordinator
Assist in planning, budgeting, developing, evaluating and monitoring the
creation of community programs in a supportive recreational environment to
spread filmmaking as a medium of expression.
• Work closely with the Capacity Building Manager in planning, directing and
implementing educational community programs in line with RFC’s strategy,
timeline and budget.
• Network and build relations with NGOs, international organizations and
donors for the sustainability of the educational projects.
• Raise funds for the educational projects through proposals writing, bids,
and community’s project opportunities.
• Develop and implement detailed action plan for workshops delivered for
community programs and monitor and track progress of the programs/workshops
• Manage changes to the scope, schedule, and costs of the workshops relevant
to the community programs and measure performance using appropriate tools and
• Prepare monthly and quarterly progress reports and specialized reports
relevant to the community workshops and the training programs of the
• Develop and draft project proposals and concept notes in both Arabic and
English relevant to the training programs and fundraising opportunities
• Oversee and track implementation and development of the community projects.
• Develop success indicators.
• Monitor and evaluate all projects.
• Establish community projects network.
• Develop and implement mapping activities as required.
• Design operational requirements of the program.
• Monitor and maintain the film and multimedia production programs and
activities in the community.
• Report to the Capacity Building Manager.
• At least three years-experience in community projects and field-based
• BA in a related field.
• Very good communication skills, oral and written, in both English and
• Experience in delivering training, and good presentation skills.
• Previous knowledge in the film industry and filmmaking is a big advantage
• Flexible and willing to work evenings, as well as to travel in the country
when needed. Good knowledge of locations and local communities.
• Capacity to work autonomously and think creatively.
• Detail-oriented and has initiative.
• Team player and comfortable with interlocutors from various backgrounds.
Please send your application to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31
October 2017, and indicate clearly in the subject of your email the title of
the position you are applying for.
2. Call for accreditation: The Dubai Film Market - The 14th
Dubai International Film Festival
As part of the 14th Dubai International Film Festival, the
Dubai Film Market is inviting film professionals to network with over
4000 delegates from 62 countries, attend
workshops with over 70 international industry panelists, experience the
latest trends in VR. Buy, sell or discover projects and access one of the
fastest growing film and TV markets in the world.
The DFM is the business and trade hub of the festival and the
world’s leading industry platform for Arab cinema, making it a must-attend
annual event for industry professionals.
Accreditation for the DFM is solely reserved for film industry professionals.
Register through the festival's website: https://dubaifilmfest.com/en/page/117/tiers_and_benefits.html
3. Call for entries: The 25th Stuttgart Festival of Animated
The International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart
(ITFS) celebrates its 25th anniversary edition. The ITFS presents a full,
up-to-date spectrum of animated filmmaking and its intersections with visual
effects, architecture, art, design, music and games. The ITFS offers a
platform to directors, production companies and distributors where they can
showcase their films and transmedia projects to an interested, broad audience
and numerous industry representatives.
A total of more than 70,000 EUR in prize money is awarded in the various
Be part of ITFS18 and submit your film till 1st of December, 2017. Animated
films produced after the 1st of October, 2016 can be submitted to the
following competition categories:
• International Competition (International short film competition)
• Young Animation (International student film competition)
• Tricks for Kids – shorts and series (International competition for short
films and TV series for children)
• AniMovie (International feature-length film competition)
The deadline for submissions is on 1st of December, 2017.
Animated short films can also be nominated for the Amazon Audience Award.
Information on the regulations and the film submission criteria:
Call for submission for the following competitions will be made separately:
• Animated Com Award International – Award for applied animation in the field
• Trickstar Business Award – Award for innovative business concepts in the
field of animation
• German Animation Screenplay Award– Award for the best screenplay of an
German feature-length animation film, screenplay also possible in English
• NEW: Germany’s Next Animation Talent – Pitching competition by Studio 100
Media GmbH for a German children’s series project
• Lapp Connected Award – Project competition for an animated corporate short
• Crazy Horse Session – 48 H Jam – Live animation competition
The exact dates of application and the deadlines as well as the application
forms and regulations for the above listed competitions will be published on
the festival's website in sufficient time.
To submit your film and for further information, please visit the website:
4. Call for entries: The 9th Arab Film Festival Berlin -
The 9th edition of ALFILM takes place from 11th until 18th of
The official selection presents a panorama of contemporary Arab film
production including fiction and documentary films, as well as short films,
experimental films and video art.
The festival accepts feature films, documentaries and short films which were
directed by an Arab filmmaker, have been produced or co-produced by an Arab
country or handle an issue that relates closely to the Arab world.
Submitted films may not be older than 3 years.
The submission deadline is on the 20th of December, 2017.
This year, the festival has changed the submission process. Both short and
feature length films should be submitted digitally.
You can check the rules and regulations on the festival's website: http://www.alfilm.de/en/alfilm/submission/portal/
5. Call for submissions: FEST New Directors | New Films
Festival Pitching Forum
For the 7th year, FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival
will host FEST - Pitching Forum.
FEST - Pitching Forum is an opportunity for upcoming filmmakers to pitch
their projects to top industry producers, financiers, fund managers and
investors. In past years, the festival had over 200 projects being pitched
from all over the world.
In a five-minute pitch, each participant will have the chance to unravel
their project, in whatever way seems more appropriate. Each pitch will be
followed by a 10-minute feedback window. This will be constructive feedback
that will help you to significantly improve your project, and will stay with
you for the coming years.
There will be 3 independent and thematic pitching sessions covering the
following types of projects:
- Feature Fiction Film;
- Short Fiction Film;
- Documentary (short or long film).
A total of 28 projects will be selected and the selected scriptwriters,
writer-directors and producers will also be able to participate in a 3-day
training-program in preparation for the Pitching Sessions.
Submissions are open from the 2nd of October 2017 until the 1st of April
Projects submitted until the 2nd of December 2017 will enjoy the Early Bird
Fee of 50 Euros. From then on submissions will be subjected to a fee of 60
Euros per project. However, if the project is submitted by a FEST Training
Ground participant the fee is only 25 Euros.
Project submissions are now open and can be done through the festival's
6. Call for submissions: The 16th Hong Kong - Asia Film
The 16th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF16) is now
recruiting fiction and documentary feature projects. Around 30 projects will
be selected to participate in HAF next year (19-21 March 2018, Hong Kong) to
enjoy the opportunity to discuss with various industry parties from around
the world collaboration possibilities and to compete for various awards.
Representatives of the selected projects will be invited to Hong Kong to attend
the three-day film financing forum. Selected HAF projects will be eligible to
compete for a number of awards, subject to the criteria and regulations of
Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
- The applicant must be the copyright owner of the submitted material, or is
authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner of the submitted material.
- Full-length (running time 60 minutes or longer) feature film or documentary
project with a director, producer and a production company attached;
- With a proposed budget and not fully financed;
- Display a high market potential for Asian and/or international market;
- Exhibit both artistic and commercial qualities;
- At any stage of production;
- Priority will be given to projects that have not participated in any other
deadline for submissions is on 23rd of October 2017.
send email at email@example.com for
submit your project and for further information, please visit the website: https://www.haf.org.hk/project-intro.php
7. Call for applications: A 2-Week Film Directing Course by
filmmaker Béla Tarr
A two-week Film Directing course with Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr
will take place from the 26th of February until the 11th of March 2018 in
Espinho, Portugal .
It is an
opportunity to develop your skills in Film Directing with Béla Tarr, who will
guide participants throughout the whole process of filmmaking.
This practical two-week workshop will provide training to 12
participants to write and develop scripts in groups of four participants who will
work together to produce a short-film in these two weeks. The workshop will
follow the logic of transmitting knowledge by practical work. Béla Tarr will
share his knowledge and experience with the participants while, at the same
time, will respond to each participant’s personal history and artistic
practice, in order to guide them throughout the whole process of filmmaking.
The workshop will not attend a right\wrong logic, but rather will be an
insight on Bela Tarr's point of view of filmmaking and his personal process.
The call for applications will close on 15th of December 2017.
Application Price: 50 Euros (reimburse to those who are selected)
Workshop Price: 1599 Euros
Number of participants: 12
For more information about the workshop's instructor, Béla Tarr, please
apply and for further information, please visit: http://filmlab.fest.pt/upcoming_workshop.php?workshop_id=87
If you have any further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Royal Film Commission was established in 2003 to promote the
audio-visual industry in Jordan. Tel: +962-6-4642266 e-mail: email@example.com www.film.jo