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The Royal Film Commission Jordan | The Royal Film Commission – Jordan Launches Initiatives to Communicate while in Confinement

30/03/2020

The Royal Film Commission – Jordan Launches Initiatives to Communicate while in Confinement

Amman – 30 March 2020

Following 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.

A selection 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.

For more information about “Cur-films” program and “One Meter & Beyond” short film competition, please visit the RFC’s website: www.film.jo

Or you can browse the RFC’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) @FilmJordan

 Cur-films                                                    One Meter & Beyond