Ridley Scott joins Amman Int'l Film Festival advisory board

Ridley Scott
Filmmaker Ridley Scott. (Photo: Twitter)
AMMAN — Renowned filmmaker Ridley Scott, known for directing iconic movies such as "Alien," "Blade Runner," and "Gladiator," has joined the Advisory Board of the Amman International Film Festival – Awal Film (AIFF), according to a press statement.اضافة اعلان

Expressing his honor at joining the AIFF Board, Scott said: “I am honored to be joining the Board of the Amman Film Festival. Storytelling is a global language that brings people together and can help transcend our differences.”

“Never before has it been more important to shine a light on new filmmaking voices from countries and places whose stories have yet to be told; the Amman International Film Festival is committed to these stories, and I am proud to be a part of this important work.”

Enriching the way
Princess Rym Ali, president of the festival, expressed her enthusiasm for Scott's decision to join the AIFF Advisory Board. Scott, she said, “is a master of storytelling who has influenced filmmaking globally. His presence among the esteemed group of Advisory board members will no doubt enrich the way AIFF is supporting filmmakers in our region.”

“We had the privilege of watching first-hand the extraordinary professionalism and work ethics with which he practices his art when he filmed “The Martian” and “All the Money in the World” here in Jordan — two huge box office hits.”

AIFF's growing significanceThe Amman International Film Festival, which debuted in 2020, has rapidly emerged as a vital event on the international film festival circuit.

With a focus on promoting artistic excellence and celebrating first-time achievements, the festival aims to showcase a diverse range of films from the Arab region and beyond.

It is worth noting that the AIFF is currently participating in the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

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