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The Royal Film Commission Jordan | Opportunities Bulletin #128 January

OPPORTUNITIES BULLETIN # 128 – January 2014

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 Vacancy at the Royal Film Commission- Jordan: Community and Training Programs Coordinator
     
  • Call for entries: The 7th Edition of the Gulf Film Festival
     
  • Call for submissions: The 4th Edition of Malmo Arab Film Festival 2014 Competitions
     
  • Call for entries: The 10th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival DOCVILLE 2014

1. Job Vacancy at the Royal Film Commission- Jordan: Community and Training

Programs Coordinator

Community and Training Programs Coordinator:

Assist in planning, budgeting, developing, evaluating and monitoring the creation of community programs in a supportive recreational environment to spread filmmaking as a medium of expression.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Training and Community Manager in planning, directing and implementing educational community programs in line with RFC’s strategy, timeline and budget.
  • Network and build relations with NGOs, international organizations and donors for the sustainability of the educational projects.
  • Raise funds for the educational projects through proposals writing, bids, community project opportunities.
  • Oversee and track implementation an development of the community projects.
  • Develop success indicators.
  • Monitor and evaluate all projects.
  • Establish community projects network.
  • Develop and implement mapping activities as required.
  • Design operational requirements of the program.
  • Monitor and maintain the film and multimedia production programs and activities in the community.
  • Report to the Training and Community Manager.
Requirements:

  • At least two years-experience in community projects and field-based programmes.
  • BA in a related field.
  • Very good communication skills, oral and written, in both English and Arabic.
  • Experience in delivering training, and good presentation skills.
  • Previous knowledge in the film industry and filmmaking is a big advantage
  • Flexible and willing to work evenings, as well as to travel in the country when needed. Good knowledge of locations and local communities.
  • Capacity to work autonomously and think creatively.
  • Detail-oriented and has initiative.
  • Team player and comfortable with interlocutors from various backgrounds.
Please send your application to the following email:  recruitment@film.jo no later than 31 January

2014, and indicate clearly in the subject of your email the title of the position you are applying for.

2. Call for entries: The 7th Edition of the Gulf Film Festival 2014

The 7th edition of the Gulf Film Festival (GFF) will be held from April 9 to 15, 2014 in Dubai, United

Arab Emirates.

The Festival aims to develop the local and regional film culture in the Gulf, creating greater opportunities for filmmakers from the region to screen their films and develop future film projects.

It also aims to celebrate excellence in Gulf cinema and be a destination festival for the international film community to discover state of the art Gulf Cinema.

The 2014 edition of GFF will present the following sections:

1- Official competitions Programme:

  • The Official Gulf Competition: Open to feature and short films by Gulf filmmakers or filmmakers of other nationalities with a film that showcases the Gulf region and its landscape.
  • The Official Gulf Student Competition: Open to short films by Gulf students or students of other nationalities with a film that showcases the Gulf region and its landscape.
- The Official International Competition: Open to short films by international filmmakers from around the world.

2- Out of Competition Programme:

Intersections, Lights and Cinema for Children.

Rules and Regulations:

Eligibility for selection

  1. Official Gulf Competitions Eligibility

Unless a special waiver is granted by GFF:

All entry films (feature and short formats) must meet at least one of the following eligibility conditions:

  • The subject and story line of the film should be centered on the Gulf region, Gulf history and/or Gulf culture.
  • Gulf nationality or origin shall mean filmmakers from one or more of the following countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Yemen.
  1. Official Programme Eligibility

Films should meet all of the following eligibility conditions:

  • The film must not have been screened in the UAE for any audiences before the upcoming edition of GFF. With exceptions for films that have participated in the 10th edition of the
Dubai International Film Festival (“DIFF”).

  • The film must have been produced after January 1, 2013.
  • The film submission must be completed and presented to GFF prior to February 25, 2014.
  • The film must not have been broadcasted and/or made available on television, the internet, mobile phones and/or any other public viewing platform now known or thereafter devised before and until the end of GFF.
  • All non-English dialogue films must have English subtitles.
  • The submitted work must NOT be a television programme or an episode of a series.
  • Films that have been submitted and rejected to earlier editions of GFF will not be considered unless presented as a complete new edited version.
  • GFF does not accept work-in-progress.
  • In the event that a film is not selected by GFF for the Official Competitions, GFF reserves the right to select said film for any of GFF’s Official Out of Competition sections.
  1. Eligibility by Category:

Official Gulf Competition for Feature Films: Films must be a work of fiction that equals or exceeds sixty (60) minutes in length or/and non-fiction that equals or exceeds forty (40) minutes in length.

Official Competitions for Short Films (Gulf, Student and International): Films must be a work of fiction that does not exceed fifty nine (59) minutes in length or/and non-fiction that does not exceed forty (40) minutes in length.

Entries must be submitted prior to February 25, 2014, by completing the application form online (www.gulffilmfest.com) in both English and Arabic (if applicable). A private screening link or One (1) DVD copy of the film must reach GFF before the same date of February 25, 2014.

For more information please visit the festival’s website:  www.gulffilmfest.com

For more details about the competition’s rules and regulations please visit :
 http://gulffilmfest.com/en/industry/film-submissions/rules-regulations

3. Call for submissions: The 4th Edition of Malmo Arab Film Festival 2014 Competitions

The 4th edition of Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF) runs from September 26 until September 30,

2014.

The (MAFF) 2014 competitions are open to:

  • Competition Feature Films
  • Competition Short Films
  • Competition documentaries
     
In addition to the various programs:
  • Women’s Film
  • Films from North country
  • Immigration cinema
  • Films of children and youth
  • Arabian Nights
     
Rules and regulations:

  1. The festival lasts for a week and the films will be mainly shown in Malmo but also in other cities inSweden. ( 4 offers the most )
  2. Movies that may participate in the festival are selected by the festival's judging committee. The film will be texted in English; the films must not be older than two years.
  3. The deadline for submitting applications for participation in the festival 30 - 4 - 2014.
  4. Applicants for participation in the festival have no guarantee that the movie will be shown during the festival.
  5. There is no fee for applying. No compensation will be paid by the festival to showcase the film.
  6. Notification of approved movies sent to participants a 2 month before the festival's start date.
  7. Films that are selected to participate in the festival may not be withdrawn.

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2014.

For more information please visit the festival’s website:  www.malmoarabfilmfestival.se

To submit your film please visit:  http://malmoarabfilmfestival.se/submit.htm

4. Call for entries: The 10th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival

DOCVILLE 2014

The 10th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival DOCVILLE, the largest documentary film festival in Belgium, starts on May 2nd, 2014. For 9 days, the audience can enjoy a large selection of brand new documentary films and a series of events, debates, Q&A's and conferences.

Since many years, DOCVILLE organizes a national and international competition. Filmmakers who want to submit a film can do so now.

Rules and regulations:

  • Fill out the online registration form through the following link: http://www.fonk.be/entryform
  • Send a DVD of the film or an online (downloadable) link.
  • International documentaries should have been completed after January 2013, be longer than 45 minutes and have to have Belgian premiere status.
  • Belgian documentaries should have been completed after March 15th, 2013, are not required to have premiere status (although preferred).
The deadline for entries is March 1, 2014.

For more information please visit:  www.docville.be

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