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: Training
Supervisor (Temporary Contract)
Job Opportunity at the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Production
Call for submissions: The 19th Edition of Ismailia International
Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts
Call for submissions: Berlinale l World Cinema Fund 2017
Call for submissions: The 5th Sharjah International Children’s Film
Call for submissions: Sheffield International Documentary Film
Call for submissions: The 18th Calgary International Film Festival
. Job Opportunity at
the Royal Film Commission - Jordan: Training Supervisor (Temporary
Direct Supervisor: Capacity
Key responsibilities and tasks:
1. Assist Manager in planning, designing, developing and delivering
training for different participants.
2. Assist in establishing film centers in various communities, schools
and other institutional venues.
3. Develop educational materials and manuals for training programs.
4. Assist Manager in drafting and implementing a medium/long-term
strategy to develop filmmaking capacities through training and
5. Oversee all the workshops and training modules, held at the RFC or in
cooperation with it.
6. Assist Manager in developing and maintaining a network strategy with
universities, colleges, schools, and the graduate filmmakers in Jordan
7. Manage budgets, and ensure financial accountability and adoption of
the best value approaches.
8. Consult with Manager on the content of the training and workshops.
9. 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.
10. Supervise work of staff and report back to Manager to ensure quality
of outputs. Effectively monitor and evaluate work of staff and
11. Coordinate and liaise with other departments at the RFC, assisting
Manager in contributing to the overall objectives of the Commission.
12. Represent Manager in film-related activities and forums whenever
13. Any other tasks requested by the Manager.
• At least three years-experience in community projects and field-based
• BA in a related field.
• Very good communication skills, oral and written, in both English and
• Experience in delivering training, and good presentation skills.
• Previous knowledge in the film industry and filmmaking is a big
• 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
Please send your application to the following email:
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31 January 2017, and indicate
clearly in the subject of your email the title of the position you are
2. Job Opportunity at the Royal
Film Commission - Jordan: Production Services Assistant
Under the supervision of the
Production Services Manager, the Production Services Assistant will be
responsible for all administrative related matters pertaining to the
Key responsibilities and tasks:
1- Handling all paperwork pertaining to PSD,
including official letters, accounting papers, and other forms.
2- In charge of keeping up-to-date
files & forms
hard copy and electronically, plus office administrative work.
3- Handling any logistical requirements including bookings.
10- Maintaining office inventory.
11- Performing other duties as required by the Manager.
• BA Degree in a related field.
• 2 years
• Fluent in English & Arabic, spoken and written.
• Extremely organized and hard working.
• Capable of multi-tasking.
Please send your application to the following email:
email@example.com, no later than 31 January 2017, and indicate
clearly in the subject the title of the position you are applying for.
3. Call for submissions: The 19th
Edition of Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and
The 19th edition of Ismailia
International Film Festival will be held from April 19th until 25th,
The festival takes place every year in Ismailia (Egypt) to promote an
intercultural dialogue for a deeper understanding of others by
presenting their creative works to the audience and to encourage
filmmakers of documentary and short films.
- Long Documentary Films (more than 60 min).
- Short Documentary Films (maximum 60 min).
- Short Feature Films (Maximum 60 min).
- Animation Films (Cartoon - Puppets – Computer Graphics).
- The festival organizes encounters and debates between film-makers and
the audience, journalists and professionals.
In addition, the festival organizes film workshops in collaboration with
other film festivals and professionals that provide opportunity for the
young filmmakers to advance their experience and knowledge.
The Festival Sections:
- Long Documentary Films competition [more than 52 min]
- Short Documentary Films competition [maximum 52 min.]
- Short Feature Films competition [Maximum 60 min.]
- Animation Films [Cartoon - Puppets – Computer Graphics]
- Out of competition.
- Special Screenings of both documentary and short films made by
distinguished filmmakers from around the world.
- Tribute: dedicated to a film personality every year.
- Other sections or screenings.
Conditions of participation:
- Participation is restricted to films that have been completed during
the year that proceeds the year the festival takes place until the
- Formats: 35 mm, DCP, SP Beta,
Blu-Ray and DVD.
- Original version with English subtitles.
- Film prints should be in a good technical condition.
For further information and to submit your film, please visit the
4. Call for submissions:
Berlinale l World Cinema Fund 2017
Together with the Federal
Foundation for Culture and in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, the
Foreign Ministry and German producers, the World Cinema Fund (WCF) works
to develop and support cinema in regions with a weak film
infrastructure, while fostering cultural diversity in German cinemas.
The World Cinema Fund supports films that could not be made without
additional funding: films that stand out with an unconventional
aesthetic approach, that tell powerful stories and transmit an authentic
image of their cultural roots.
The World Cinema Fund has an annual budget of approximately € 350,000
and supports exclusively the production and distribution of feature
narrative films and feature-length documentaries.
Eligible to apply for WCF funding
companies from both the WCF regions and Germany. In both cases, a
requirement is that the director originates from one of the listed
regions. This is a precondition for applications since the “voice” of a
native director and his/her connection to the identity and reality of
his/her homeland are essential for the WCF. The WCF regions are Africa,
Latin America, Central America and the Caribbean, the Middle East,
Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus.
Types of funding:
1) Production Funding
2) Distribution Funding
More details on:
- Production funding: March 2nd, 2017
- Applications for distribution funding support can be submitted
For further information and to apply please visit the website:
5. Call for submissions: The 5th
Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival 2017
The 5th Sharjah International
Children’s Film Festival 2017 will take place from October 8th until
13th. It is the first children film festival in the country and the
region. The festival is dedicated to enhance the media literacy of
children and young people, foster children’s creativity and showcase the
very best in filmmaking for, by and about children and young people.
Rules and regulations:
Films entered in the 5th edition of SICFF 2017 must fulfill the
1) Films must be for an audience of children & Youth up to 18 years
2) Films submitted should not include the following:
– Sexual scenes and nudity
– Very strong violence
– Strong horror
– Indecent language or behavior
3) Entries will be subject to preview by a committee constituted by this
festival. A film
that is not accepted for the competition section can be shown in
other sections with the specific consent of the participant.
4) Films, which were submitted in the last year’s festival,
eligible, whether accepted or rejected.
or their duly authorized representatives or duly authorized government
organization / agency of the participating countries may enter their
films for the competition through the enclosed submission form.
6) The festival’s organizers reserve the right to invite films they consider
suitable for the film festival.
7) The film submitted should not
broadcast publicly on TV nor
other than children’s films are not eligible for participation
in any section.
2) The participants must ensure that they have the right to participate
in Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival with regard to parties
connected with the production/ distribution of the participating film
and/or other right holders/licenses.
The deadline for submissions is on March 25th 2017.
For further information and to submit your film please visit the
6. Call for submissions:
Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival 2017
Submissions for Sheffield
International Documentary Film Festival 2017 are now open. The festival
is taking place from June 9th until June 14th, 2017.
Submit a Film, Interactive or VR Project
Standard until February 7t, 2017
£26+VAT shorts, interactive & VR
Last Minute until February 23rd, 2017
£30+VAT shorts, interactive & VR
Please email Joe Cutts
firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries on film submissions and
email@example.com for enquiries on interactive & VR
Submit to MeetMarket and the Alternate Realities Market
MeetMarket is a unique pitching initiative which match makes documentary
and interactive media makers' most innovative project ideas with
international decision makers for one-to-one meetings in a fully
The Alternate Realities Market runs parallel to the MeetMarket, but
offers a focused pitching opportunity for projects which are led by
digital or interactive media.
Submissions to Sheffield Doc/Fest's MeetMarket and Alternate Realities
Market 2017 are now open.
Submissions close on March 16th at 17:00 GMT.
To submit please visit:
If you have any questions about Market submissions please view the
guidelines or contact
Submit a Talk or Session Idea
Sheffield Doc/Fest includes over 60 talks and panel sessions. Each year,
ideas for sessions come from the Doc/Fest team, the broadcast
supporters (Channel 4, BBC, ITV and Sky) and from the open call for
To submit please visit:
The deadline for ideas is 5pm (GMT), January 23rd 2017.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to discuss an idea before submitting.
For further information, please visit the festival's website:
Call for submissions:
The 18th Calgary International Film Festival
Submissions for the 18th Calgary
International Film Festival running from September 20th until October
1st, 2017 are now open.
CIFF is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short
films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala
events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind-the-Screen
series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans
- Short films must be 30 minutes or under.
- Feature-length films must be 60 minutes and up,
completed after July 2016.
- Your film must not have a scheduled theatrical release in Calgary that
falls before the festival dates, which are September 20 to October 1,
- Your film must not be available online, for television broadcast, on
iTunes or by
Early submissions: May 1, 2017
Regular Deadline - June 1, 2017
Late Deadline - June 14, 2017
To submit your film and for further information, please visit: