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The Royal Film Commission Jordan | Opportunities Bulletin #144 May

OPPORTUNITIES BULLETIN # 144 – May 2015

N.B. The information below is provided directly by the organizers of events, festivals, audio-visual organizations or independent film projects. The Royal Film Commission Jordan (RFC) cannot be held accountable for it.

In this bulletin:
  • Call for applications: Rawi Screenwriters’ Lab 2015
     
  • Call for submissions: The Jordanian Short Movie Competition as part of the 21st Franco – Arab Film Festival.
     
  • Call for participation: “Italy in Jordan” Photography – Video Clip Competition
     
  • Call for submissions: PLURAL+ 2015 Youth Video Festival
     
  • Call for submissions: The Dubai Film Connection – 12th Dubai International Film Festival
     
  • Call for submissions: Enjaaz Short and Feature Films – The Dubai Film Market
     
  • Call for submissions: The 37th Cairo International Film Festival
     
  • Call for entries: The 58th DOK Leipzig for Films and Interactive Projects

1. Call for applications: Rawi Screenwriters’ Lab 2015

 
The Royal Film Commission Jordan, in consultation with the Sundance Institute, welcomes applications to the eleventh round of Rawi Screenwriters’ Lab. The Lab will take place between November 9th and November 13th, 2015 in Jordan whereby four to eight screenwriters will be selected to participate in this year’s round.

Rawi Screenwriters’ Lab is designed for Arab independent screenwriters working on their first or second feature narrative screenplay. It offers them the opportunity to develop their screenplays under the guidance of veteran screenwriters. The latter, known as Creative Advisors, will have one-on-one intensive story sessions and conversations with the participants about their projects to embrace their vision and to help them find the most compelling way to tell their stories.

The deadline for applications is on June 15th, 2015.

To apply and for further information, please visit: www.film.jo
Or write to: rawi@film.jo

You can also reach the Royal Film Commission at: +962 6 461 3835

2. Call for submissions: The Jordanian Short Movie Competition as part of the 21st Franco – Arab Film Festival

 
The Institut Français in Jordan, in partnership with the Royal Film Commission Jordan (RFC), is organizing the 21st edition of the Franco-Arab Film Festival which will be held in Amman from June 6th until 11th 2015.

The Franco Arab Film Festival is calling for Jordanian short films (documentary and narrative) to compete. Prizes will be announced during the closing reception on June 11th 2015.

If your short film matches the criteria below, please submit your film at the latest by Wednesday May 20th 2015:

By hand:
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan, Jebel Amman, 1st circle, 5 Omar bin Al Khattab Street
Att: Ms. Marian Nakho
Sunday Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm. Tel: 064642266 ext: 23

By mail:
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan
PO Box 811991 Amman 1181 Jordan

Submission Criteria:

  • The competition is open to independent filmmakers residing in Jordan or abroad. Either the director or the producer should be Jordanian.
  • The film should not exceed 20 minutes.
  • The film has to have been produced in 2014 or 2015.
  • Each filmmaker can submit one film only.
  • Only narratives and documentaries can be submitted. Animated films or experimental films will not be accepted.
  • It is requested that the film be subtitled in English or French, if it is in Arabic; or subtitled in Arabic, if it is in English or French.
  • The filmmaker should provide 2 DVD copies of the film (which will not be returned) to the aforementioned address, along with the following:
    • An application form in Arabic or in English which can be found on the RFC website www.film.jo covering technical details regarding the film, synopsis and the filmmaker’s information.
    • A poster or a screen shot of the film.
Prizes:

There will be four valuable prizes: a jury prize and a public prize, for both narrative and documentary categories.

The 4 winning films will receive a trophy created by Jordanian sculptor Hazem Al Zubi.

The 2 Jury prizes for the best narrative and best documentary will be invited by the French edition of the Franco Arab Film Festival in Noisy-Le-Sec (in the close suburbs of Paris) to present their films. The full stay in France will be covered (return flight ticket; accommodation and local transportation).

In addition, the RFC will offer a one-year subscription at the Film House’s Library to the four winners.

The deadline for submissions is May 20th 2015.

For further information, please contact Marian Nakho at the Royal Film Commission-Jordan at the following e-mail: marian.nakho@film.jo Or call: 06 4642266 ext. 23

3.Call for participation: “Italy in Jordan” Photography – Video Clip Competition

 
The Italian Embassy in Amman in cooperation with Jordan Photographic Society, Talal Abu – Ghazaleh Organization (TAG – ORG) and the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) is launching a competition for photography and/ or video clips under the title “Italy in Jordan”.

The competition is open to all students enrolled in Italian language courses in Jordan during the 2014 – 2015 school year. Participants are asked to document - through photography or videos - aspects of Italy and the Italian language’s presence in Jordan.

Winners of the most beautiful photo or video clip will be honored on the occasion of the Italian Language Week’s 15th edition, which will take place in October 2015.

Rules and regulations:

  • The participant has to be the exclusive owner of the legal copyrights and use of the photo/ video, including the commercial aspect. The participant is accountable for the content of the photo or video, as the Italian Embassy and partners hold no liability whatsoever.
  • The photo or video must be submitted for the first time for this competition.
  • The photo or video shouldn’t stir any legal controversy and does not infringe the rights of others.
  • Should the photo/ video be offensive to the values of any of the two countries – Jordan or Italy – the application won’t be eligible and shall be cancelled.
  • The Italian Embassy holds the right to use the photo or video for free through any channel suitable for distribution according to the Embassy.
  • Penal provisions shall be enforced should the participant submit any false data in his/ her application.
  • Each participant can submit only one photo or one video.
  • The video should not exceed 4 minutes and should use the HD 1080 29 fps formatting.
  • The photo or video should not indicate the name or identity of the participant.
  • The photo or video should not offend public morals, dignity of individuals or any religious beliefs or symbols and shouldn’t promote in any way commercial products. It shouldn’t contain obscene or vulgar words or any degrading remarks that are racist, sexual or political.
     
Requirements:
  • The participant needs to submit the photo or video on a DVD or memory card along with the application form – in Arabic or Italian – and send it to the Italian Embassy from Sunday to Thursday 9:00 AM – 13:00 PM.
The deadline for applications is on August 20th, 2015.

To apply and for further information please visit the website: www.ambamman.esteri.it 
Or write to: culturale.amman@esteri.it

 

4. Call for submissions: PLURAL+ 2015 Youth Video Festival

 
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invite you to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: Migration, Diversity and Social inclusion.

Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ invites youth to address key challenges and opportunities related to social inclusion and cohesion, migrant integration, respect for identity, diversity, and human rights, both at local and global levels.

Young people aged 9-25 are invited to submit short videos of five minutes maximum in length for consideration in the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival.

Rules and regulations:

  • Entrants to PLURAL+ must be between the ages of 9-25.
    People appearing in the video do not have to be youth. However the videos must
  • reflect the youth’s opinions or reflections about migration, diversity and social inclusion.
  • Multiple youth may work together to make one video, as long as all members of the group are between the ages of 9-25.
  • Other people involved in the making of the video (e.g. educators, teachers, instructors, etc.) might be over 25 as long as their creative role is minimal (group coordination, technical support, renting equipment, etc.)
  • If multiple youth work together on one video then the video will be judged in the age category of the eldest youth.
  • Immediate family members (siblings, children and grandchildren) of jurors for the PLURAL+ Video Festival are not eligible to enter the Video Festival.
The deadline for submissions is on June 15th 2015.

To apply and for further information, please visit: http://pluralplus.unaoc.org/submit/rules/
Or please contact: plural@unaoc.org

5. Call for submissions: The Dubai Film Connection – 12th Dubai International Film Festival
 
The Dubai Film Connection (DFC) is the co-production market of DIFF. Launched in 2007, the DFC aims to raise the visibility of Arab filmmakers and stimulate the growth of film production originating from the Arab world. The DFC brings international and Arab film professionals together to collaborate on the realization of approximately 10 selected projects each year.

An annual guest list of more than 60 international film industry professionals from over 20 countries are invited to attend the DFC each year. The DFC in 2015 will take place between December 10th and 15th.

Eligibility:

  • All applications must have a director and a producer attached. The director and producer of the project cannot be the same person.
  • Directors must be a national of a country that is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
  • The producer can be of any nationality.
  • Directors must have previous directing experience – short films, features, TV dramas, TV commercials etc.
  • Producers should have a track record in production.
  • The Film Project
  • The film project must be a feature-length (exceeds 75 minutes) fiction film intended for theatrical distribution.
  • The film project must be in an advanced stage of development.
The deadline for submissions is August 1st 2015.

To apply and for more details on the “Rules and Regulations” please visit:
https://dubaifilmfest.com/en/page/220/rules__regulations.html

6. Call for submissions: Enjaaz Short and Feature Films – The Dubai Film Market

 
Enjaaz is the production and post-production funding support programme at the heart of the Dubai Film Market. Enjaaz provides vital financial support to film projects in the production (Gulf film-makers) and post-production stages (Arab film-makers).

Emerging and established film-makers from the region working on independent and commercial fiction features, documentaries and fiction shorts are strongly encouraged to apply for funding.

Enjaaz is keen on supporting these innovators and ensuring their projects are completed and reach a wider viewership. It extends production support for short films by Gulf film-makers. It is designed to encourage film production in the region and is available to film-makers to help them complete their short films.

Enjaaz was designed for emerging and experienced film-makers in the Gulf region to help them complete their short films and bring them to audiences around the world. Enjaaz aims to stimulate local Filmmaking and develop their skills as well as offering financial support towards the production of their short film project.
Launched in 2009, Enjaaz has supported over 100 Arab and Arab-origin feature and short film projects to date.

Enjaaz reserves the right to determine the amount of the grant awarded to each project.

Rules and regulations for Enjaaz Short Films: https://dubaifilmfest.com/en/page/163/rules__regulations.html

Rules and regulations for Enjaaz Feature Films: https://dubaifilmfest.com/en/page/168/rules__regulations.html
 
For further information please visit: https://dubaifilmfest.com/en/page/163/rules__regulations.html 

For any questions please write to: Enjaaz@filmfest.ae

7. Call for submissions: The 37th Cairo International Film Festival

 
The 37th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) is calling for films, where the festival will be taking place from November 11th until 20th 2015.

CIFF aims to contribute towards the development of the art and science of film (Fiction – Documentary) and encourage intercultural dialogue.

The CIFF sections are:

  • International competition for feature and documentary films
  • Special screenings
  • Festival of festivals
  • Feature film classics
  • Tributes and Guest of honor from world cinema

Rules and regulations:

To participate in the International Competition, Special screenings and Festival of Festivals sections, all films must meet the following criteria:

  • Films must be produced after October 2014. Duration of each film must exceed the sixty-minute mark.
  • All films must not have been screened in Egypt before.
  • All films must fill the required entry form on the festival website www.ciff.org.eg.
  • All films must send a DVD copy with English subtitles by post to the CIFF address (17 Kasr El Nil Street - Cairo, Egypt). The sender shall take care of the postal expenses. The film title and the director’s name should be printed on the parcel in English, accompanied by the following phrase “Without commercial value and for cultural purposes only.”
  • The competition films must not have participated in the competition of another International Film festival accredited by the International Federation of Producers Associations (FIAPF).
  • In case the film is selected, the following material should be sent by email to (films@ciff.org.eg) not later than September 20, 2015:
    • Stills from the film.
    • Biography, filmography and photo of the director.
    • Three minutes of the film for promotional purposes.
    • English dialogue of the film to be sent by email.
The deadline for submissions is on September 15th, 2015.

To apply and for further information please visit:
http://ciff.org.eg/en/submit/1

8. Call for entries: The 58th DOK Leipzig for Films and Interactive Projects

 
The 58th edition of DOK Leipzig festival is now calling for Documentary, Animation and Animadoc films of all lengths from 2014 or 2015 - that have not been screened publicly before 1 October 2014 - to be submitted to this year’s festival edition. The festival will be held from October 26th until November 1st 2015.

For the first time DOK Leipzig opens its submission call for interactive projects. The festival looks for innovative audiovisual works telling a non-fictional story with technical elements beyond film. The projects may range from webdocs to apps, VR to installations – surprise us with your creativity.

The festival is open to receiving films and interactive projects for all kinds of audiences – those for children and teenagers.

The deadlines for films:
18th May 2015 (for films that have been completed before 1st May 2015)
13th July 2015 (final entry deadline)

The deadlines for interactive projects:
13th July 2015 (final entry deadline)

For further information and to submit your film, please visit the website:
http://www.dok-leipzig.de/festival/festival-news?start:int=2

 

The Royal Film Commission was established in 2003 to promote the audio-visual industry in Jordan. Tel: +962-6-4642266 e-mail: info@film.jo www.film.jo