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The Royal Film Commission Jordan | Opportunities Bulletin # 159 August

OPPORTUNITIES BULLETIN # 159 August 2016

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 RFC: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


  • Job vacancy at the RFC: Training Supervisor


  • Call for submissions: Karama Human Rights Film Festival


  • Call for submissions: BBC Arabic Festival 2017


  • Call for applications: Euro-Mediterranean Co-Production Forum


  • Call for applications: Roberto Cimetta Fund


  • Call for submissions: Halloween Film Festival


  • Call for submission: Festival International du Film de Bruxelles (FIFB)\


  • Call for submissions: Film 4 Climate: Global Video Competition


  • Call for submissions: 7th China Short Film Festival International

1. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Position’s Description

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

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • 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 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;
  • File reports
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications/Skills:
  • Bachelor degree in Management or related field.
  • At least one-year 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.
  • Possessing a driving license is a plus.
Please send your application to the following email: recruitment@film.jo no later than 31 August 2016, and indicate clearly in the subject of your email the title of the position you are applying for.

2. Training Supervisor

Direct Supervisor: Capacity Building Manager

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Assist Manager in planning, designing, developing and delivering training for different participants.
  • Assist in establishing film centres in various communities, schools and other institutional venues.
  • Develop educational materials and manuals for training programs.
  • Assist Manager in drafting and implementing a medium/long-term strategy to develop filmmaking capacities through training and workshops.
  • Oversee all the workshops and training modules, held at the RFC or in cooperation with it.
  • Assist Manager in developing and maintaining a network strategy with all universities, colleges, schools, and the graduate filmmakers in Jordan and abroad.
  • Manage budgets, and ensure financial accountability and adoption of the best value approaches.
  • Consult with Manager on the content of the training and workshops.
  • Research and approach potential donors for raising funds to ensure the continuity of funding for the position as well as for supporting programs and activities of the department. Responsible for drafting proposals and concept notes in both English and Arabic,
  • Supervise work of staff and report back to Manager to ensure quality of outputs.
  • Effectively monitor and evaluate work of staff and deliverables.
  • Coordinate and liaise with other departments at the RFC, assisting Manager in contributing to the overall objectives of the Commission.
  • Represent Manager in film-related activities and forums whenever required.
  • Any other tasks requested by the Manager.
Qualifications/Skills:
  • At least three 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 August 2016, and indicate clearly in the subject of your email the title of the position you are applying for.

3. Call for entries: Karama Human Rights Film Festival

The Karama HRFF was established in June 2009, sensing the need for human rights dialogue and advocacy in the Arab region. The main theme for the KHRFF is human rights in general: children, women, refugees, political, economic, social and civic rights, and the role of films and culture in creating social and political change. The festival’s core theme is human dignity (Karama is Arabic for dignity).

KHRFF comes this year from 10- 13 December 2016 under the theme "Are You a Human Being?". With this theme it focuses on Human Rights films with strong human rights theme at their core, which are significant to the Arab region, and falling under the following categories:

  • Restless Arab World
  • The Real and the Surreal: Normalizing Human Rights Violations in the Globe.
  • Racism
  • The Right to Freedom of Movement
  • Music Films Touching on Human Rights Issues
General Eligibility
  • Films must be completed after January 2014.
  • Films from all genres and lengths are accepted.
The deadline for entries is 15 August 2016.

To apply and for further information please visit: www.humanrightsfilmnetwork.org

4. Call for submissions: BBC Arabic Festival 2017

The BBC Arabic Festival screens short films and documentaries about the dramatic social and political changes taking place in the Arab world today. The festival seeks a bold and diverse range of filmmaking from across the Middle East, by Arab and non-Arab, professional and amateur filmmakers.

The festival runs as a competition, judged by a panel of journalism and film experts and practitioners, who will present an award to a winner in each category. BBC Arabic offers the Young Journalist Award to a non-fiction filmmaker aged 18 to 30. The Award comprises of a programme of bespoke training, mentoring and equipment. There is also the potential for their next project to be aired on BBC Arabic TV and presented by them at the next Festival. This year, BBC Arabic Festival will introduce for the first time an award dedicated to the overall Best Work in Journalism to a non-fiction submission.

The official selection of the 3rd BBC Arabic Festival will be announced in February 2017.

Submissions are now open for the 2017 BBC Arabic Festival. If you are a film or documentary maker, producer, journalist or a member of the public – professional or non-professional and have made a piece of work (a film, documentary or journalism piece) that explores key issues in the Arab world today, then the BBC would like to hear from you. We encourage professionals and non-professionals alike.

The festival will take place at the iconic art-deco Radio Theatre in central London, March 24 to 30, 2017. The winners of each category will be announced during the televised Awards Ceremony on March 30, 2017.

Each film can only be submitted to one category. The festival reserves the right to refuse films that are admitted in more than one category or change the category if the film is not compliant with the criteria.

In compliance with this year's theme, the festival is seeking films with a social, cultural or political subject focusing on the politics of power in the Arab world since the uprisings.

  • Short Films: fiction, 3 to 40 minutes in duration
  • Short Documentaries: non-fiction, 10 to 40 minutes in duration
  • Feature Documentary: non-fiction, 40 to 90 minutes in duration
  • Reportage: non-fiction, 1 to 10 minutes in duration
Rather than production value, the festival will be looking at the willingness and courage to help expose stories that are underreported.

General Eligibility
  • Films must have been made after January 1, 2015.
  • Special nomination is for the BBC Arabic Young Journalist Award, given to a non-fiction filmmaker between 18 and 30 years old.
  • Special nomination for the Best Work in Journalism for a non-fiction film from the Official Selection.
  • A chosen selection of the Festival programme will also receive an invitation to air on BBC Arabic TV.
The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2016 at 11:55 pm.

To apply and for further information please visit: www.bbc.com
 

5. Call for applications: Euro-Mediterranean Co-Production Forum

The Apulia Film Commission Foundation introduces the seventh edition of the Euro-Mediterranean co-Production Forum, taking place in Trani-Italy on 27th-28th-29th October 2016. The 7th edition will present two new sections: Italian and Foreign.

The Italian section is aimed at audio-visual projects by national producers who are seeking out foreign co-producers. The Foreign section is for audio-visual projects by producers from any country looking for Italian co-producers or Italian executive producers.

General Eligibility

  • If the project is selected, the main producer will be invited, covering all the hospitality costs (roundtrip air ticket, hotel accommodation, meals, local transfer).
  • The attendance of the main producer is required for the whole period of the Forum, arriving in Trani on October Wednesday 26th evening and returning on Sunday 30th morning.
  • All the selected projects will be presented by their producers with the “one to one meetings” formula, scheduled for those who could be interested.
  • The evaluation results will be published on the website www.forum.apuliafilmcommission.it by Monday 19th September 2016.
The deadline for applications is 31 August 2016.

To apply and for further information please visit: www.forum.apuliafilmcommission.it

6. Call for submissions: Roberto Cimetta Fund

From 1 July till 15 August 2016, Roberto Cimetta Fund is collaborating with Valletta 2018 to promote and encourage mobility within the Arab geographical zone, more precisely the euro-Arab exchanges. Together, they have launched a funding line supporting mobility of Arab and European artists and cultural operators from and to Malta.

Artists and cultural operators living and working in Malta, in Europe or in the Arab geographical zone and developing projects linked to Malta can thus benefit from travel grants to undertake their projects.

General Eligibility

  • In the frame of this call, artists from the Arab geographical zone are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Artists who are developing a cooperative artistic project addressing one of these four themes: Generations, Islands, Routes and Cities are encouraged to submit.
  • Artists who are developing a project in the Arab region that is linked to Malta are encouraged to submit.
The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2016.

To apply and for further information please visit: www.cimettafund.org

7. Call for submissions: Halloween Film Festival

Celebrating world-class horror films and the filmmakers who terrify, disgust, and disturb us on October 1-31 2016.

The categories and cash prizes are:

  • Grand Prize – $1,000 USD
  • Skin Crawler Award – $500 USD
  • Best Short (Less than 20 min) – $250 USD
  • Best Psychological Thriller – $250 USD
  • Best Action Thriller – $250 USD
  • Best Supernatural – $250 USD
  • Best Comedy Horror – $250 USD
  • Best Blood and Gore – $250 USD
  • Best Slasher – $250 USD
  • Best Found Footage – $250 USD
General Eligibility
  • Winners for each category are determined by the audience votes and the average voter rating for the film in each category.
  • The top three films by audience vote will be submitted to the Festival’s Jury who will rank, critique, and award the Grand Prize. The Festival Administrators in their sole discretion will award the Skin Crawler Award.
  • The Winners, 1st Runners Up, and 2nd Runners Up from each category will participate in a designated revenue sharing pool. Official selections will be announced September 13th, 2016
  • Official competition dates: October 1st - 23rd, 2016
  • Winners Week: October 24th - 31st, 2016
  • We encourage you to submit all your films, both current and past. Great films don't go out of style.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2016.

To apply and for further information please visit: www.filmfestivalflix.com

8. Call for submission: Festival

International du Film de Bruxelles (FIFB)

The team from Festival International du Film de Bruxelles (FIFB) is pleased to announce that the 2016 edition of the new Brussels festival will take place from November 19 to 25. This year, the Festival International du Film de Bruxelles will pay a tribute to the Japanese cinema. The FIFB aims to offer its own International Film Festival in Brussels, like other major cities in Belgium, Europe or Worldwide. A festival opens to the world, in line with the new cinematic trends, eclectic in its programming while keeping an eye for auteur cinema, for exclusivities and favorites.

The FIFB offers 3 official competitions:

  • International Competition (long features and short films)
  • The Documentary Competition (long feature documentaries)
  • Young talent competition (movies made by final-year film students).
Awards and prizes

International Competition:
  • The Grand Prix of the festival
  • The Best Actor award
  • The Best Actress award
  • The Best Film Director award
  • The People’s Choice award
  • The Best Short Film award
Documentary Competition:
  • The Grand Prix of the festival
  • The Best Film Director award
  • The People’s Choice award
Young talent Competition:
  • The Young Talents award
General Eligibility
  • In the competition all feature, medium and short films can participate as long as they are completed after the 1 January 2016.
  • The films must be Belgian, European or World Premieres.
  • Format: DCP (Digital Cinema Package). Obligatory registration via the online form.
  • If your film is selected, an additional documentation should be sent:
    • Synopsis in French and English (if possible in Dutch)
    • Poster
    • Promotional leaflet
    • Trailer or internet link to the trailer
    • Film photos in good quality
    • Photos of the Director and the main actor/actress
    • Biography and filmography of the Director
  • For the preselection: the DVDs and attached documents must be sent by post to the following address of the Festival International du Film de Bruxelles: Asbl FIFB Rue Dejoncker 43, 1060 Brussels - Belgium
The deadline for submissions is 1 September 2016

To apply and for further information please visit: www.fifb.be

9. Call for submissions: Film 4 Climate: Global Video Competition

The Film4Climate Global Video Competition is the centrepiece of the Connect4Climate initiative to promote sustainability in the creative industries through active engagement with young people in finding solutions to climate change. The winners, selected by a jury chaired by Bernardo Bertolucci, and including other prominent directors, producers, writers and political leaders, will be announced at a high-profile awards ceremony at the United Nations COP22 Climate Summit in Marrakesh, Morocco in November. The winning entries will receive cash prizes of $8,000, $5,000, and $2,000 for first, second and third place in each of two categories: an under one-minute Public Service Advertisement (PSA) or a Short Film up to five minutes.

The Film4Climate Global Video Competition invites filmmakers between the ages of 14-35 years old from all over the world to showcase their talents and create a Public Service Advertisement (PSA) (less than 1 min) or a Short Film (1-5 minutes) about climate action.

General Eligibility

  • Participants submitting films to the competition must be between 14 to 35 years old.
  • The contest is open to individuals and teams. There is a maximum limit of five members for any team.
  • Video entries must be either a Public Service Advertisement (PSA) less than 1 minute in length, or a Short Film, between 1 to 5 minutes long. All genres are accepted that have a climate change narrative.
  • Video submissions must be created by and owned by the participants and uploaded as a single file in the highest quality, but no larger than 1 GB.
  • Videos may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles are highly encouraged. In the short description of the film add the location and how it relates to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Winners will be selected by an External Jury composed of esteemed film directors and communication professionals, including those working in the field of film, arts, and/or the environment.
  • The judging of the film entries is based on the following equally weighted criteria:
    • Content clearness and effectiveness of the video in narrating a story about climate change, promoting action, and/or offering new solutions.
    • Technical expertise quality of the camera and audio work, effectiveness of the editing and strength of the script.
    • Innovation, originality, and impact telling a climate story in a fresh and unusual way, appealing to a broad and diverse audience, and encouraging further thought and action.
  • By submitting to the Film4Climate Global Video Competition you agree that:
    • The information you have submitted is correct.
    • You hereby agree to be bound by the regulations of the Film4Climate Global Video Competition.
    • You have legal right to represent and submit your video to the Film4Climate Global Video Competition.
    • You are responsible for all copyrights.
    • You have obtained the necessary clearances for people, archive footage and music in the video.
    • Connect4Climate and Partners are allowed to use and change the entries for non-commercial public display.
    • Connect4Climate and the Film4Climate Global Video Competition will not be held responsible for any legal disputes regarding the exhibition of your video.
    • Your video, including all copyrights, remains the property of the author.
The deadline for submissions is 15 September 2016

To apply and for further information please visit: www.connect4climate.org

10. Call for submissions: 7th China Short Film Festival

Created in 2010, the China Short Film Festival (CSFF) is held with a goal of awarding excellent new media short films in China and abroad, scouting and supporting film and television talents, incubating premium film and television creative projects, and facilitating the development of new media video industry and international cultural exchange and cooperation.

Requirements on Entries

1. Type: drama short film, animated short film, or documentary short film;
2. Duration: Within 20 minutes;
3. Subtitle: English subtitles must be provided for dialogues, voiceover, and commentary;
4. Video quality: High definition 720 p (1280*720) and above, H 264 video codec is preferred.
5. Creation time: Completed after January 1, 2015

Short films conveying innovative ideas are encouraged.

The Organizing Committee will invite international film critics to select the top 20 short films to be displayed at the “International Short Film Screening of CSFF Committee Juries' Choice." The screening will be held in Shenzhen from November 25 (Friday) through November 30, 2016 (Wednesday) and will be attended by the nominated short film directors. From the works to be screened, the Organizing Committee will select one best director for the "CSFF Short Film Creation Supporting Program" and award the winner supporting fund worthy of RMB 300,000 Yuan (around 45,000 USD). You can submit as many quality short films as you can.

You can log in on the CSFF official website (http://www.csff.online), click International Short Film Online Trading Platform, and create an exhibitor account and follow the instructions to submit your works. You can also submit your works to our festival by Shortfilmdepot system.

The deadline for submissions is 1 September 2016

To apply and for further information please visit: www.csff.online

 

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