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Short Documentary Filmmaking Workshop

Date of Event: 25/03/2016

Time of Event: 10:00

Location of Event: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan

Director: Noé Mendelle

Country: Jordan

Production Year: 2017

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Subject: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC), in partnership with the British Council and in cooperation with the Scottish Film Institute, is pleased to invite you to participate in the “Short Documentary Filmmaking” workshop and get the chance to attend the upcoming Sheffield International Documentary Festival with a fully covered trip to the United Kingdom.

Time & Date: From 25th March until 3rd April 2017, from 10:00 AM until 7:30 PM. 

Location: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan, Jabal Amman, 1st Circle, 5 Omar Bin el-Khattab Street.

About the workshop:  

The Short Documentary Filmmaking Workshop aims to enhance the abilities of filmmakers in Jordan to explore documentary creativity for international festivals. The workshop will be a mixture of seminars and consultant-led advice in order to achieve a new understanding of creative filmmaking documentary and storytelling. It is a project-led workshop intended to produce three to four short documentaries by teams of four participants, where each one of them will cover a different role: director, producer, cinematographer, sound engineer and editor. 

Language of the workshop: English  

About the instructor :  Noé Mendelle

Noé Mendelle started her film career with Steel Bank Films in 1982, a filmmaking workshop for British Channel 4 based in Sheffield. She is an experienced filmmaker in the international scene and has produced numerous award-winning documentaries for festivals and European broadcasters. In 2013, Mendelle established the Scottish Documentary Institute. 

She has been acting as executive producer on the latest award-winning “Bridging the Gap” shorts “Mining Poems” and latest features “Donkeynote” (winner of ARTE/ ZDF and will be screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017), “Seven Songs for a Long Life” (participated at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals) and “Where You Are Meant to Be” (participated at Edinburgh International Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/ Fest and has won the Grierson Award 2016). 

Her latest feature documentary - “Sculpting the Spirits” - is part of a series of four and won Best Film at Parnu International Film Festival (2015).  She is a research professor at University of Edinburgh.

The workshop is aimed at: Filmmakers, filmmaking students and anyone interested in digital filmmaking, scriptwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, sound design and editing.

The workshop is open to Jordanians and residents in Jordan aged between 18 and 30 years. Applicants should have made at least one complete short film  whether documentary or narrative  have the basic knowledge of editing techniques and cinematography and have good command of English. 

Every participant selected should be ready to pitch one idea for a three-minute documentary.

To apply please submit an updated resume by e-mail to and type the following title under the subject: “Short Documentary Filmmaking Workshop”

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 15th of March at 1:00 PM. 

Please do not apply for the workshop if you cannot fully commit to these full-time training sessions for 10 days. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further information, please contact the RFC: 064613835 ext. 107, or 0797557226