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27/09/2013

European Film Festival to kick off in AmmanEuropean Film Festival to kick off in Amman

European and Arab titles, as well as workshops from September 29 to October 7

Amman's 25th European Film Festival is to kick off in the Jordanian capital this Sunday, with films and workshops for local film buffs, filmmakers and animators. The festival will showcase a flurry of European films from the last few years,...

Events and Festivals, Jordan

25/09/2013

RSICA shutting down or shifting gears?RSICA shutting down or shifting gears?

Graduates highlight the achievements of Jordan's Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts so far

The programme has been called the best in the region, a focused cinema studies programme that teaches the technique and art of filmmaking through actually making films. A rare approach to teaching cinema in the Middle East and North Africa...

Jordan

16/09/2013

25th European Film Festival calls for Jordanian films25th European Film Festival calls for Jordanian films

Submission deadline: September 24

The 25th European Film Festival, to be held in Jordan from September 30 to October 6, is calling for submissions for its Jordanian Film Competion. The festival is seeking short documentaries, narrative and animation films produced from the year...

Opportunities, Jordan

26/07/2013

Arab Film Festival Amman to kick off on SaturdayArab Film Festival Amman to kick off on Saturday

Starting tomorrow, the film fest is to screen eight contemporary Arab films

The Arab Film Festival Amman (AFFA), organised by Jordan's Royal Film Commission (RFC) in collaboration with the Arab embassies in Jordan, is to inaugurate its third edition tomorrow night with two films to represent Jordanian cinema: Ismail, a...

Events and Festivals, Jordan

12/07/2013

Fadi G. Haddad, Jordanian director, and Tahani Salim, Jordanian actressFadi G. Haddad, Jordanian director, and Tahani Salim, Jordanian actress

"We wanted to make a film, release it in theatres, and see what comes up."

Jordanian director Fadi G. Haddad’s When Monaliza Smiled tells the love story between a Jordanian woman, Monaliza, and an Egyptian man, Hamdi. It is set in present day Amman, among a community of nosy neighbours and other quirky characters....

Events and Festivals, Jordan

27/06/2013

A tribute to Jordanian distributor and MEDIS founding member Husam AmouriA tribute to Jordanian distributor and MEDIS founding member Husam Amouri

Passionate about his work and always ready to face the challenges of the distribution industry in the South Mediterranean, Husam Amouri passed away while returning from the animated film festival in Annecy where he attended a workshop on the...

Jordan

26/06/2013

Building a film culture in JordanBuilding a film culture in Jordan

Jordanian film industry and film culture go hand in hand

In the early 1920s, cinemas began to be built in Jordan and soon there were about 32 cinemas located all over Jordan. Yet what appeared as an expansive start somehow reversed itself and, as of 2008, there were only 22 film theatres, located only...

Industry, Jordan

17/05/2013

Sixteen new cinema screens now open in AmmanSixteen new cinema screens now open in Amman

TAJ Cinemas, the largest cinema complex in Jordan, now open

TAJ Cinemas, the largest cinema complex in Jordan, opened its doors to the public on May 2 in Abdoun, an upscale neighbourhood of Amman. The new cinema multiplex has a total of 2,400 seats for 16 screens, four of which are "VIP screens",...

Industry, Jordan

14/05/2013

Dina Nasser’s Tiny Souls wins MADE in MED Audience AwardDina Nasser’s Tiny Souls wins MADE in MED Audience Award

Powerful insight into the situation in Syria through the eyes of innocent children

After a month of voting on the Euromed Audiovisual website, the public has finally agreed on its favourite short film out of 14 selected for the MADE in MED short film contest's Audience Award. The winner is Dina Nasser’s Tiny Souls, a short film...

Industry, Syria , Jordan, Programme Activities, Euromed Audiovisual News

03/05/2013

Rainbow Theatre lives up to its legacyRainbow Theatre lives up to its legacy

Art house theatre seeks to fill in missing pieces in Jordan's growing film industry

Nestled in a cozy corner of the street of the same name, Rainbow Art House Theatre offers the local Jordanian filmgoer a cinema experience that is not only entertainment and popcorn, but also an educational continuation of a legacy that began...

Industry, Jordan

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