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RFC fund selects 23 projects to support

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AMMAN — The Royal Film Commission (RFC) announced last week that 23 films and TV series were granted financial support from the Jordan Film Fund for 2021, according to a statement from the RFC.اضافة اعلان

The total financial support amounted to JD250,000 and was given out by an independent jury of Jordanian and Arab filmmakers. The panel met online over a three-day period to evaluate eligible submissions in the following categories: development, production and post-production of feature- narratives and documentaries; development of TV series; production of short narrative documentaries and animated films.

The statement added that the jury was made up of six members: Jordanian directors, producers and writers, Mahmoud Massad and Bassel Ghandour; Palestinian director and producer Rashid Masharawi; Lebanese director, film and theater actor Georges Hachem; Palestinian director and producer Mouhamad Keblawi; and Sudanese director, producer, and writer Amjad Abu Al-Alaa.

Commenting on the submissions and selection process, the jury noted in its statement: “In the midst of this emergency situation in which we are living, our priorities have been limited to the necessary needs of health, security, and food.”

However they added that “The abundance of projects which we had access to renew our faith that the art of storytelling is also a primary need for the sustainability of societies, and that the narrators’ vitality and ability to awaken their stories.”

Mohannad Al-Bakri, the RFC’s managing director, said: “Today’s challenging circumstances — as a result of the global health situation, the ensuing constraints and economic fallouts — did not halt the creativity of passionate filmmakers.” 

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