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The Royal Film Commission Jordan | Opportunities Bulletin #145 June

OPPORTUNITIES BULLETIN # 145 – June 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:
  • Job opportunity at the Royal Film Commission- Jordan: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
     
  • Call for applications: Rawi Screenwriters’ Lab 2015
     
  • Call for entries: Karama Human Rights Film Festival 2015 – 6th Edition
     
  • Call for applications: SANAD Fund Grants 2015
     
  • Call for submissions : The 72nd Venice International Film Festival
     
  • Call for submissions: The 12th Dubai International Film Festival 2015
     
  • Call for entries: The 13th Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier
     
  • Call for submissions: The 51st Chicago International Film Festival 2015

1. Job opportunity at the Royal Film Commission- Jordan: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
 
Position’s Description

Under the direct supervision of the Capacity Building Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the accomplishment of the objectives and goals of the projects/programmes of the department.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures.
  • Monitor all projects’ activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the project output.
  • Recommend further improvement of the logical framework.
  • Develop monitoring and impact indicators for the project’s success.
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results.
  • Monitor the sustainability of the projects’ results.
  • Provide feedback to the Project Manager on projects’ strategies and activities.
  • Suggest strategies to the Project Manager for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the projects; by identifying bottlenecks in completing projects’ activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
  • Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annually on the progress of all projects’ activities to the Project Manager.
  • Conduct capacity assessment on existing monitoring and evaluation system; Develop indicators and a monitoring strategy for the project.
  • Provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annually and other reports to the project management team.
  • Participate in annual projects’ reviews, planning workshops and assist the Project Manager in preparing other relevant reports.
  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from projects’ innovations.
  • Prepare Issues Log and Risk Log for the projects.
  • Prepare and maintain databases.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Skills/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Management or related field.
  • At least four years-experience in monitoring and evaluation of community related projects.
  • Very good communication skills, oral and written, in both English and Arabic.
  • Excellent ability to deliver and draft reports.
  • Excellent team work.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • A driving license is a plus.
Please send your application to the following email: recruitment@film.jo no later than 30 June 2015, and indicate clearly in the subject of your email the title of the position you are applying for.

2. 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 application deadline is now July 1st, 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
 

3. Call for entries: Karama Human Rights Film Festival 2015 – 6th Edition
 
Karama Human Rights Film Festival (KHRFF), organized by Ma3mal 612 – Think Factory, launched the call for entries for its 6th edition from December 5th until December 10th 2015 in Jordan.

KHRFF focuses on Human Rights Films with strong human rights theme at their core, which are significant to the Arab region especially films about “The Human Spirit Vs. Extremism and Terrorism”.

The festival is currently accepting entries for short and feature films of the following genres: Fiction, Documentary and Animation produced after 2013.

The deadline for submissions is on July 20th, 2015.

To apply and for more info, please visit the festivals’ website:
http://www.karamafestival.org/en/
 

4. Call for applications: SANAD Fund Grants 2015
 
The current round of submissions for the SANAD grant is now open, where SANAD has 500,000 USD at its disposal annually and makes grants in the following categories:

  • Development: Up to 20,000 USD per project
  • Post-production: Up to 60,000 USD per project
SANAD is the Development and Post-Production Fund of the Media Zone Events FZ-LLC (MZE). SANAD provides talented filmmakers from the Arab world with meaningful support from within the region towards the development or completion of their narrative and documentary feature-length films.

SANAD seeks out bold and remarkable projects from both new and established filmmakers with the aim of encouraging intercultural dialogue and artistic innovation while building stronger networks within the region’s film industry.

It also offers year-round support and publicity for selected projects to help connect filmmakers to potential partners, funding opportunities and audiences.

The deadline for the current round of submissions is June 30th, 2015.

To check the rules and regulations, please visit:
http://www.abudhabifilmfestival.ae/en/sanad-fund/application/application

5. Call for submissions : The 72nd Venice International Film Festival
 
The 72nd Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will run on Venice Lido from 2nd to 12th September 2015.

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organizes retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.

The festival’s competitions and sections:

Venezia 72
An international competition comprising a maximum of 20 feature films, presented as world premieres.

Out of Competition
Some of the most important works of the year will be presented in the non-competing section, for a maximum of 12 films. Only feature films presented as world premieres at the Venice Film Festival will be admitted.

Orizzonti
An international competition reserved to a maximum of 20 films, dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema, with special attention to debut films, young talents who are not yet firmly established, indie features, as well as works that address specific genres and current production, with the aim of innovating and demonstrating creative originality.

The Orizzonti section contains a selection of competing short films lasting a maximum of 20 minutes, selected on the basis of criteria such as quality and originality of language and expression.

Only feature-length and short films presented as world premieres at the Venice Film Festival will be admitted.

Venice Classics
This section features a selection of the finest restorations of classic films carried out over the past year by film libraries, cultural institutions and productions around the world, committed to the preservation and cultivation of the cinematographic heritage and the rediscovery of neglected or undervalued works of the past.

The section may be completed with the presentation of documentaries about cinema or individual authors of yesteryear or today that can offer innovative elements of historical and/or critical assessment.

VENICE FILM MARKET
The Venice Film Market will be organized during the Festival: it will place its infrastructures and screening rooms at the disposal of producers, buyers and international sales companies, for the sale and purchase of films including those not officially invited to the Festival. Participation in the Venice Film Market is subject to specific regulations.

INDEPENDENT AND PARALLEL SECTIONS
1 Settimana Internazionale della Critica (SIC - International Critics’ Week)
A series of no more than 8 films – debut works – independently organized by a commission nominated by the National Syndicate of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) in accordance with its own regulations.

2 Giornate degli Autori (Venice Days)
A series of no more than 12 films, independently promoted by the Italian filmmakers association (ANAC) and by the 100 Autori associations. Films are selected in accordance with their own regulations.
 
The deadline for submissions is on June 19th, 2015.

To apply and for further information, please visit:
http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/submission/

6. Call for submissions: The 12th Dubai International Film Festival 2015
 
Film submissions for the 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), running from December 9-16, 2015, is now open.

DIFF’s heavily contested competition for feature fiction and non-fiction; and short films originating from the Gulf Region and the Arab world will compete for the prestigious Muhr Awards.

  • Muhr Feature (Non-Fiction and Fiction)
  • Muhr Shorts (Non-Fiction and Fiction)
  • Muhr Gulf Shorts (Non-Fiction and Fiction)

General Eligibility:

  • In order to be eligible for the Festival, your film must have been completed after September 1, 2014 (i.e., films must have been completed by September 2014 or thereafter in order to be considered for the December 2015 Festival)
  • DIFF requires that all short and feature films are, at minimum GCC premieres. Exceptions maybe applied on a case-by-case basis for film in DIFF’s out-of-competition sections.
  • Films must not have been entirely or partially broadcasted and/or made available on television, the internet, mobile phones and/or any other public viewing platform until the 12th edition of DIFF closes on 16th December, 2015.
  • Films that have been submitted to earlier editions of DIFF will not be considered unless substantial changes have been made since the initial submission.

Eligibility – Muhr Feature and Short Awards:

  • Films must be directed by a filmmaker of Arab nationality or origin.
  • The subject and storyline of the films should be centered on the Arab world, Arab history and/or Arab culture.
  • Features: Films must be a work of fiction that equal or exceed 60 minutes in duration or non-fiction duration equal or exceed 52 minutes in duration.
  • Shorts: Films can be a work of fiction that does not exceed 59 minutes in duration, or non-fiction that does not exceed 51 minutes in duration.

Eligibility – Muhr Gulf Shorts Awards

  • Films must be directed by a Gulf filmmaker.
  • Films can be a work of fiction that does not exceed 59 minutes in duration, or non-fiction that does not exceed 51 minutes in duration. There are no specific guidelines on the subject and storyline of the films.

The deadline for submissions is on August 31st, 2015.

To apply and for more details on the rules and regulation, please visit:
http://dubaifilmfest.com/en/page/86/rules__regulations.html
 

7. Call for entries: The 13th Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier
 
The 13th Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier, taking place from October 5th until 10th, is now calling for short films.

Mediterranean short fiction films produced between 2014 and 2015 within a running duration of 5 to 35 minutes are eligible for the festival.

All films sent to the festival must be submitted by completing the online submission form available on the website. It must be printed, signed and sent along with the DVD.
 
All documents mentioned must reach the festival’s office and addressed to:

Centre Cinematographique Marocain.
Quartier Industriel – Avenue El Majd – BP: 421 – Rabat – Morocco.

The deadline for receiving films is on July 10th, 2015.

To apply and for further information, please visit:
http://www.ccm.ma/13fcmmt/13fcmmtan/festivaltanger1.html

8. Call for submissions: The 51st Chicago International Film Festival 2015
 
The 51st Chicago International Film Festival is taking place from October 15th until October 29th 2015 and is now calling for film submissions for its 2015 edition.

The festival is an annual, not for profit, competitive film festival organized to encourage better understanding between people and to make a positive contribution to the art of the moving image believing that film has the power to provide us with a release, an escape, a window into new worlds and new possibilities.

The Chicago International Film Festival welcomes film submissions in the following categories:

- Feature Length Narratives
- Feature Length Documentaries
- Short Subjects – (under 4o minutes)

Officially selected films are programmed for public screening in a diverse selection of competitions and categories. Each film is presented in one or more of the following sections and is placed at the discretion of the programming committee.

- International Feature Film Competition
- New Directors Competition
- Documentary Competition
- Short Film Competition
- After Dark
- Out-look
- World Cinema
- Black Perspectives
- Cinema of the Americas
- City & State
- U.S. Indies
- Industry Days
- Spotlight: Architecture+Space+Design
- Founder’s Award

For more details on each competition and category, please visit:
http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/festival/entries/


Regular deadline entries must be postmarked by June 19, 2015. Late deadline entries must be postmarked by July 6, 2015.

For further information and to submit your film, please visit the website:
http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/festival/entries/
 

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