Win a Trip to France and Other Prizes at the Jordanian Short Film Competition

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The Institut Français de Jordanie, in partnership with the Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC), is organizing the 25th edition of the Franco-Arab Film Festival, which, will be held from the 17th until the 24th of June, 2019. The festival is calling for Jordanian short films (documentary and narrative) to compete. Winners will be announced during the closing reception.

Submission Criteria:

  • The competition is open to filmmakers residing in Jordan or abroad. Either the director or the producer should be Jordanian.
  • The film must be at least partly shot in Jordan.
  • The film should not exceed 20 minutes.
  • The film has to have been produced in 2018 or 2019.
  • Each director can submit one film only.
  • Only short narratives and documentaries can be submitted. Animated films or experimental films will not be accepted.
  • The film must be subtitled in English or French, if it is in Arabic; or subtitled in Arabic, if it is in English or French.
  • The director or producer should provide 2 DVD or Blu-ray copies of the film (which will not be returned). Sending the film electronically by link is not acceptable.

Application Documents:

  1. An application form in Arabic or in English which can be found on the Royal Film Commission - Jordan website:  
    • The application form should be typed (not in handwriting).
    • A printed hard copy of the application form along with the film copies must also be submitted, in addition to sending the application form. 
    • The application form should cover technical details regarding the film, synopsis (40 – 100 words) and the filmmaker’s information.
  2. A soft copy of the film poster or still photo.


  • There will be two prizes based on the selection of the jury and two prizes based on the audience vote for the documentary and fiction categories.
  • The four winning films will receive a trophy created by the Jordanian sculptor Hazem Al Zubi.
  • The two Jury prizes for the best narrative and best documentary will be invited by the French edition of the Franco-Arab Film Festival in France to present their films (on the condition of providing the necessary authorizations for the trip). The full stay will be covered (accommodation and plane ticket). 
  • In addition, the RFC will offer a one-year subscription at the Film Library to the four winners.

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Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Full funding
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
Sample of your work, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Media and Journalism
Educational Level
Primary School, No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
Arabic, English
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