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The Royal Film Commission Jordan | Opportunities Bulletin #147 August

OPPORTUNITIES BULLETIN # 147 – August 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: Graphic Designer
     
  • Call for submissions: The 27th European Film Festival Short Film
     
  •  Call for applications: The 3rd International Young Filmmakers Festival
     
  • Call for submissions: Screen Institute Beirut and Malm? Arab Film Festival ‘s Platform for Documentary Films
     
  • Call for registration: Online Registration is Now Open for the 12th Dubai International Film Festival
     
  • Call for submissions: The 11th Mobile Film Festival – (Act on Climate Change with the United Nations)
     
  • Call for entries: The 45th Edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam
     
  • Call for submissions: Berlin International Film Festival 2016
     
  • Call for submissions: The 8th Jaipur International Film Festival 2016

1. Job opportunity at the Royal Film Commission- Jordan: Graphic Designer
 
Position’s Description

The incumbent will report directly to Communication Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Design all print materials, including booths, packages, posters, brochures, flyers, stationery items, etc.
  • Able to generate innovative ideas and execute them through a variety of print-based artworks.
  • Create and implement branding and identities for various in-house projects.
  • Follow-up and supervise print production.
  • Perform any other task as assigned by the supervisor.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in design work .
  • Proficient in basic design programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign). Adobe Flash and/ or web design skills is a big plus.
  • Fluent in Arabic and English.
  • Flexibility and team spirit.
  • Capacity to work long hours with tight deadlines.
  • Confirmed interest in culture in general and cinema in particular.

Please send your application to the following email: recruitment@film.jo no later than 24th of August 2015, and indicate clearly in the subject of your email the title of the position you are applying for.

2. Call for submissions: The 27th European Film Festival Short Film Competition
 
The European Delegation to Jordan is calling for short documentary films to compete. The winner will be announced during the closing ceremony on the 19th of September 2015.

Rules and regulations:
The competition is open to films that fit in the following criteria:
  • It shouldn’t exceed 4 minutes (including credits).
  • It should be a silent documentary: no dialogue, no narration, no acting or re-enactment. But music, sound effects and ambiance sounds are allowed.
  • Animated or narrative films are not accepted.
  • It should have been produced in 2014 or 2015.

Additional requirements:

  • The Director should be independent (not a company).
  • Each filmmaker can submit one film only.
  • Two DVD copies of each film are required (if application is not sent online).
  • Each submission should be accompanied by a completed application form, available on the Royal Film Commission’s website:

    - English: http://www.film.jo/files/Application_Form-En.docx
    - Arabic: http://www.film.jo/files/Application_Form-Ar.docx

    If your short film matches the criteria above, please submit your film – 2 DVD copies, along with the application form - at the latest by Tuesday 8th of September, either:

    a) By hand:
    The Royal Film Commission –
    Jordan, Jebel Amman, 1st circle, 5 Omar bin Al Khattab Street
    Att: Mr. Baha’ Al-Hussein or Mr. Ahmad Khatib
    Sunday - Thursday, 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Tel: 064613835, ext: 109

    b) By mail:
    The Royal Film Commission – Jordan
    Att. Mr. Baha’ Al-Hussein
    PO Box 811991
    Amman 1181 Jordan

    c) Online:
    By video link (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) to:
    film.advisory@film.jo 

Prize: the winner will be invited to attend one of the International Film Festivals in Europe. The 3 best short films will be screened during the closing ceremony at Hashemite Plaza on 19th of September.

3. Call for applications: The 3rd International Young Filmmakers Festival
 
The Young Palestinian Filmmaker Society is launching the 3rd edition of the International Young Filmmakers Festival, where all young filmmakers from all over the world are invited to participate.

Rules and regulations:

  • All film genres are accepted.
  • Films that promote violence, racism and gender discrimination will not be accepted.
  • Film duration should not exceed 20 minutes.
  • Film should be made by young filmmaker/s aged between 13-30 years old when the film was produced.
  • Film should have been completed after January 1st, 2013 or afterwards.
  • Films should have English subtitles if the original language is not English.
  • Films selection will end by September 10th, 2015, and filmmakers will be notified by this date if their film was selected.
  • If the film is selected for screening in the festival, an original video format or high quality DVD of the film should reach the festival by September 15th 2015.
  • Application must be completed and sent by email to: info@youngfilmmaker.ps.

The deadline for applications is on August 30th, 2015.

To apply and for further information, please visit the festival's website: www.youngfilmmakers.ps

4. Call for submissions: Screen Institute Beirut and Malm? Arab Film Festival ‘s Platform for Documentary Films
 
With the establishment of the first edition of the Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF) Market Forum (MMF), Screen Institute Beirut and MAFF present the initiative: “Documentary Post-Production Platform”.

The platform is established with the intention to support and encourage Arab documentary filmmakers to finalize their feature documentary projects. The initiative will be held as a part of MAFF Market Forum 2015.

Qualifications:

  • The application is open to feature documentary films (minimum length 30 minutes) with an Arabic director.
  • The film has to be in the state of post-production.

Submission for film project has opened on August 10th 2015, and closes on September 10th, 2015.

To apply and for further information, please visit:
http://maffswe.com/doc-post-production-platform/ 

5. Call for registration: Online Registration is Now Open for the 12th Dubai International Film Festival
 
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) announced that online registration is now open for media, industry and students for the 12th edition of the Festival, which will run from Wednesday, 9th December until Wednesday, 16th December.

DIFF is offering media and industry candidates exceptional access to the 12th edition of the Festival, an unrivalled programme of screenings, red carpet galas, master classes, discussions, industry support, workshops and the opportunity to meet filmmakers, onscreen talent and industry professionals from across the globe.

Students, media and industry professional planning to attend the DIFF this year are urged to register early.

For further information, please visit the festival’s website:
www.dubaifilmfest.com  
 

6. Call for submissions: The 11th Mobile Film Festival – (Act on Climate Change with the United Nations)
 
Created 10 years ago and following on one simple rule: 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film, the Mobile Film Festival is partnering with the United Nations for its 11th edition this year.

Under then theme “Act on Climate Change”, this year’s edition focuses on this topic to coincide with the “Climate Change Conference” that will be held in Paris in December 2015.

Filmmakers from around the world can make submissions in their original language.
BNP Paribas will grant 30.000€ to the Grand Prize. This grant will be dedicated to the production of a film within a year and the winner will be supported by the producer of its choice. BNP Paribas Grant and all other prizes will be awarded by a jury of filmmakers
on December 7, 2015 in Paris with special guests in attendance.

The deadline for submissions is on September 28, 2015. 

To submit your film and for further information, please visit the festival’s website:
http://www.mobilefilmfestival.com/
 

7. Call for entries: The 45th Edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam
 
The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), running from January 27th until February 7th 2016, is now calling for film entries for its 45th edition in 2016.

IFFR aims to offer a quality selection of worldwide independent, innovative and experimental cinema and visual arts, as well as offering a platform to and actively supporting independent filmmaking from around the globe.

Submission to the Festival is open to feature films, creative documentaries, experimental films, short films and innovative visual productions for digital media completed after 1 January 2015.

Student films (with the exception of post-graduate works) are excluded from submission to the festival.

The Festival gives priority to world and international premieres; films that have already been shown in The Netherlands are not admitted. Films previously submitted to the Festival and not selected will not be reconsidered for the 2016 Festival.

Competition sections:

As part of the official programme, the festival includes two competitions to promote talented new filmmakers: the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition (for feature length films) and the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films (for films under 60 minutes).

Hivos Tiger Awards Competition
Eligible for the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition are first or second time directors of a feature length film, 60 minutes or longer. The film should have its world, international or European premiere in Rotterdam. During the festival an international jury selects three winners who will each receive Euro 15.000 in cash.

Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films
Eligible for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films are directors with a short film less than 60 minutes. The film should preferably have its world, international or European premiere in Rotterdam. During the festival an international jury selects three winners who each will receive Euro 3.000 in cash.

Deadlines:
Short films (up to 60 min.) completed before 1 July 2014: 1 September 2015
Short films (up to 60 min.) completed after 1 July 2014: 1 October 2015
Feature length films (60+ min.): 1 November 2015

To submit your film and for further information, please visit the festival’s website:
https://www.iffr.com/professionals/iffr-2015/film-entry/regulations/

8. Call for submissions: Berlin International Film Festival 2016
 
Submissions are now open to the Berlin International Film Festival (BIFF) 2016.

BIFF is open to international films in one of the following categories:

- Best Feature (€250k to €1M)
- Best Micro-budget Feature (under €250k)
- Best No-Budget Feature (under €25k)
- Best Documentary
- Best Sci-Fi / Horror Feature
- Best Female Director Feature
- Best LGBT film
- Best Short Film
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Animated Short
- Best Experimental Short
- Best Horror / Sci-Fi Short
- Best Music Video
- Screenplay Award categories:
- Best Feature Screenplay
- Best Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay
- Best Comedy Screenplay

Deadlines:
Early — ending Sept 18, 2015/ Regular — ending Oct 23, 2015/ Late — ending Dec 4, 2015
All film entries must be received by the postal receipt deadline of January 2, 2016.

To submit your film and for further information on rules and requirements, please visit the festival’s website:
http://www.berlinfest.com/?page_id=1152

9. Call for submissions: The 8th Jaipur International Film Festival 2016
 
The 8th edition of Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF), which will be held from January 2nd until January 6th 2016, is now calling for film submissions.

The purpose of this film festival is to promote new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.

All formats and all genres of films are accepted from all continents.

Regular deadline: October 10th, 2015
Late deadline: November10th, 2015

To submit you film and for more details on rules and requirements, please visit the festival’s website: http://www.jiffindia.org/entryform.html 

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