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Cinema Studies Lectures with the film director & cinema researcher Adnan Madanat



Date of Event: 26/02/2016

Time of Event: 17:00

Location of Event: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan

Subject: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC) is pleased to announce a series of lectures on “Cinema Studies”- conducted by the Jordanian film director & cinema researcher Adnan Madanat.


Duration: Once a month, for 11 months – starting from February 2017.


Date & Time: Last week of every month, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. 

1st session will be on Sunday the 26th of February 2017 at 5 p.m. 


Location: The Film House (RFC), Jabal Amman 1st Circle – 5 Omar Bin el-Khattab St.


This series of lectures will take place over 11 months, once at the end of each month from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. It will tackle various cinema topics related to the narrative structure in cinema and television in addition to the mise-en-scène in the language of cinema. The lectures cover different film genres from different countries including: major films in cinema history, prominent international filmmakers, various trends in world cinema, etc. Lectures will include film screenings so that participants get a better understanding of how a particular philosophy or world vision is communicated through cinematic language and expression.   

The larger purpose of the course is to familiarize participants with a large spectrum of classical, contemporary, mainstream and experimental films. More importantly, they can help filmmakers take the appropriate decision while doing their own films. 


Instructor: Film director & cinema researcher Adnan Madanat.


Madanat graduated in 1970 from Moscow University specializing in Cinema & Television.

He directed five documentaries in the 70’s; wrote the TV film script “An Unusual Visit”, which was directed by Najdat Anzour; wrote the Jordanian feature-length narrative film “Oriental story” also directed by Najdat Anzour in 1991; wrote and prepared the TV program “A Film from a Book”; wrote the TV program “White and black” produced by Arab Telemedia Group.  Moreover, he wrote film critiques in various journals and newspapers and have several publications about cinema.


Teaching Language: Arabic


This course is aimed at: Filmmakers, film students and anyone who is interested in Cinema Studies and Cinematic Arts. 


How to apply: Please submit your CV’s in order to be considered for this course via e-mail to: workshops@film.jo and type the title of the workshop under the Subject: Cinema studies. 


Registration fees: free of charge (noting that a refundable amount of fifty (50) Jordanian dinars will be paid by the participant upon registration, and will be refunded at the end of the series of lectures).


Deadline for submissions: 20th February 2017 at 3:00 p.m.


Please apply only if you are certain that you can commit yourself for the entire duration of the course.


For further information, please contact the RFC: 06 461 3835, ext. 109 or 105