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05/12/2014

Egyptian, Palestinian short films to premiere in DubaiEgyptian, Palestinian short films to premiere in Dubai

Short films by Lebanese, Tunisian and Jordanian filmmakers also selected for the festival

A myriad of short films by Arab filmmakers will be screening at the Dubai International Film Festival from December 10 to 17, starting with no less than three Egyptian films screening in the competitive Muhr Shorts section. Ahmed Ibrahim's Al...

Events and Festivals, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan

01/12/2014

Jordan's film commission crowdfunds to resume training programmeJordan's film commission crowdfunds to resume training programme

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

Jordan

14/11/2014

Jordan has much to offer Canadian filmmakers, says producerJordan has much to offer Canadian filmmakers, says producer

A co-production treaty between Canada and Jordan is reportedly in the works

Jordan's suitable environment and efficient workforce are among the main attractions that continue to bring Canadian filmmakers to the country, Canadian producer Niv Fichman said on Sunday, according to the Jordan Times. Fichman said he is in...

Jordan, Industry

24/10/2014

Scriptwriting workshop for students, films at the European Film Festival in JordanScriptwriting workshop for students, films at the European Film Festival in Jordan

The 26th European Film Festival will run from October 26 to November 7

The 26th European Film Festival will take place in Amman from October 26 to November 7, kicking off in Zarqa and touring four governorates: Zarqa, Irbid, Tafileh and Aqaba. Thirteen European films will be screened at the Institut Francais, the...

Events and Festivals, Jordan

16/09/2014

Dalia Al Kury, Jordanian-Palestinian filmmakerDalia Al Kury, Jordanian-Palestinian filmmaker

"I didn’t believe in my head, but in my heart I was scared of the djinn"

Jordanian-Palestinian director Dalia Al Kury's Possessed by Djinn was one of three documentary film projects from the South Mediterranean to be awarded post-production support at the Final Cut in Venice this year. The two others were...

Jordan, Palestine

12/09/2014

Yahya Alabdallah, Palestinian-Jordanian directorYahya Alabdallah, Palestinian-Jordanian director

"I want the decision-makers, when they watch the movie, to breathe a little bit and re-think what’s going on"

After his successful first feature film The Last Friday in 2011, Palestinian-Jordanian filmmaker Yahya Alabdallah attended the Venice Film Festival this August with his second film project, The Council. The documentary film project took part in...

Events and Festivals, Jordan, Palestine

09/09/2014

Naji Abu Nowar, Jordanian director of TheebNaji Abu Nowar, Jordanian director of Theeb

“I never imagined we would win this incredible award”

Last weekend, Director Naji Abu Nowar received the Orizzonti Award for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival for his first feature-length film Theeb. The film recounts the tale of a young Bedouin boy, whose coming of age is greatly hastened...

Jordan

04/09/2014

Front Row named iTunes Middle East aggregatorFront Row named iTunes Middle East aggregator

Deal covers United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman

Middle East film distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment has struck a deal with iTunes to act as an aggregator for any independent, Arabic and Bollywood distribution companies who would like to make their titles available across the Middle...

Industry, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon

02/09/2014

Jordanian director Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb premieres in VeniceJordanian director Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb premieres in Venice

In Theeb, the Jordanian director explores the Bedouin way of life

Naji Abu Nowar’s short film Death of a Boxer was screened at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2009, but the road from that to making his first feature film proved to be long and winding, reports The National. Along the way, there was a...

Events and Festivals, Jordan

02/09/2014

Egyptian, Lebanese and Jordanian films at Venice's post-production workshopEgyptian, Lebanese and Jordanian films at Venice's post-production workshop

Mohamed Zedan’s I Have a Picture, Maher Abi Samra’s A Maid for Each and Yahya Alabdallah’s The Council take part

Three documentaries from the South Mediterranean are among six films from Africa taking part in the Venice Film Festival's Final Cut post-production workshop this year. From Egypt, Mohamed Zidan's I Have a Picture follows the director's research...

Events and Festivals, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan

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