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Submit your short film to the 12th
before Thursday 31st of May, 2018

Organized as part of the 24th edition of the Franco-Arab Film Festival

The Institut Français in Jordan, in partnership with the Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC), is organizing the 24th edition of the Franco-Arab Film Festival, which, will be held from the 24th of June until the 1st of July, 2018. The festival is calling for Jordanian short films (documentary and narrative) to compete. Winners will be announced during the closing reception.

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 2017 or 2018.
  • 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) to the aforementioned address. Sending the film electronically by link is not acceptable.

The director or producer should provide the following:

1- An application form in English can be downloaded from this link:
  • The application form should be typed (not in handwriting).
  • A printed hard copy of the application form along with the film copies must also be submitted, in addition to sending the application form 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.

By hand:
The Royal Film Commission - Jordan, 1st Circle,
Jabal Amman 5 Omar Bin Al Khattab Street (off Rainbow Street).
Attention: Marian Nakho
Subject: Jordanian Short Film Competition
From Sunday to Thursday (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM).
Tel: 06 4642 266/ ext: 23

By mail:
Royal Film Commission – Jordan
P.O. Box 811 991 Amman 11181 Jordan
Attention: Marian Nakho
Subject: Jordanian Short Film Competition

  • 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.
  • In addition, the RFC will offer a one-year subscription at the Film House’s 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: 06 4642266/ ext. 23

Click here to download the COMPETITION POSTER