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Royal Film Commission Jordan links with Malmö Arab Film Festival for training scheme

The new training programme entitled ‘Amplified Voices’ is aimed at producing short narrative films, with the support of the Swedish Institute
Royal Film Commission Jordan links with Malmö Arab Film Festival for training scheme

The Royal Film Commission Jordan will partner with the Malmö Arab Film Festival for a new training programme entitled ‘Amplified Voices’ aimed at producing short narrative films, with the support of the Swedish Institute.

Four short narrative projects will be selected to participate in the Amplified Voices project – set to take place from September this year to February 2022 in Amman - to tell stories around the theme of “Cultural Heritage”. The scheme will grant $5641.82 (4,000 Jordanian dinars) for each project to complete the production.

The scheme will also provide them with mentorship for script development, production and post-production by professional Swedish and Jordanian filmmakers. It is intended that the scheme will expand to produce four short documentary films at a later date.

Mohannad Al-Bakri, Managing Director of RFC, said “We value our partnership with the Malmö Arab Film Festival and the support of the Swedish Institute. The importance of this partnership stems from the prestigious status of this festival; it is considered one of the most important Arab film festivals in Europe and the only festival in Scandinavia that highlights cinema and talents from the Arab region.

“Providing a platform through the festival’s 12th edition, where films that tell our Jordanian stories and reflect our cultural heritage will be screened to an international audience, is great support for local talents.”

Mouhamed Keblawi, Founder and Head of the Malmö Arab Film Festival, added:” This project will give an opportunity to see stories we have not seen before from Jordan’s various Governorates and will contribute to building the capacity of young people across Jordan in the art of filmmaking.”

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