01/12/2014

Jordan's film commission crowdfunds to resume training programme

The commission seeks $330,000 to revive its Educational Feature Film programme

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Jordan's film commission crowdfunds to resume training programme

The Royal Film Commission (RFC) - Jordan has resorted to crowdfunding to resume its Educational Feature Film training programme for emerging Jordanian filmmakers. The programme was suspended in 2013 due to a shortage in funding.

Created in 2010, the Educational Feature Film training programme invites experienced professionals to act as mentors for emerging Jordanian filmmakers in the phases of production, cinematography, editing and scriptwriting. The programme is open to Jordanian screenwriters or screenwriter/directors, whatever their country of residence. 

So far, the programme has helped produce five award-winning films from Jordan: Mohamed Hushki’s Transit Cities, Yahya Abdallah’s The Last Friday, Fadi Haddad’s When Monaliza Smiled, Deema Amr’s A 7 hour difference and Aseel Mansour’s Line of Sight.

For the next round of the programme, the Royal Film Commission aims to make three feature films. Each film project requires a modest budget of $100,000. 

A new Indiegogo campaign thus aims to raise $330,000 by January 8. The Royal Film Commission welcomes all kinds of assistance: monetary contributions, in-kind assistance or simply word-of-mouth support.

For further information and to contribute, please visit click here.

 

Educational Feature Film programme pitch video:

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