Filmmakers who wish to participate in AFID can still apply for the AFID accreditation on the festival’s website.
Amman International Film Festival – Awal Film (AIFF) has announced the projects selected to participate in the pitching platforms of its industry branch, the Amman Film Industry Days (AFID).
Out of the 45 entries at the second edition of the AFID pitching platforms, a total of 13 projects were selected for both development and post-production categories.
In addition to its workshops and sessions, the Amman Film Industry Days (AFID) provides a platform for Jordanian and Arab emerging voices whose projects are still in progress, to help them to advance or even complete their films.
Filmmakers who wish to participate in the AFID can still apply for the AFID accreditation on the festival’s website.
This year, the AFID provides a variety of workshops, masterclasses and panels that cover topics about the industry and its impact. Panels tackle topics of immediate interest to the audience: co-productions, women representation and story-telling; in addition to a series of talks with first-time filmmakers on the challenges they face, with cinema professionals on cinema theatres and on the environmental sustainability of the filmmaking industry, etc. These events with local, regional and international experts and filmmakers will take place in a dedicated venue, the Filmmakers Hub, located in the Boulevard.
The second edition of the AIFF is taking small yet serious steps toward a sustainable and environmentally friendly festival, starting with their own operations and promoting these practices. In addition to these practical actions, AIFF will offset the carbon footprint by planting 674 trees in partnership with the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN).
Development category: Seven feature-length narrative and documentary projects by Jordanian filmmakers have been selected
Tell Them About Us By Rand Beiruty produced by Jude Kawwa
Landslide By Mai Al Ghouti, produced by Diala Abu Zaid
Abu Salam By Abedalsalam Alhajj, Produced by Mais Alreem
Zaina’s Wedding By Raza Jalal Takash
The Land By Ahmad Al Khatib
The Green Bird By Ahmad Samara, produced by Alaa Alhussan
Harvest Moon By Rama Obeid Ayasra, produced by Mariam Salim
Post-production category: Seven feature-length narrative and documentary projects originating from Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt have been selected
This is Cario (Egypt) By Hala Galal, Produced by Kesmat Elsayed
Three Promises (Palestine) By Yusef Srouji, Produced by Marielle Olentine
A Teacher’s Tale (Jordan) By Zaid Bawab
Journey of Eternity (Iraq – Egypt) By Frank Gibert, Produced by Mohamed Atef
Yed Meriem (Algeria) By Mouzahem Yahya
Concrete Land (Jordan – Canada) By Asmaha Bkerat, Produced by Sahar Yousefi
Selected participants will receive customised project consultations and pitching training before presenting their projects to the AFID’s jury and a professional audience on 29 August 2021. The announcement of the AFID awards will take place on 30 August 2021.
Slate: rental of filming equipment rental for the value of US$ 14,000.
Greener Screen: Greener script integration and sustainable production best practice consultancy, worth US$ 7,000.
Where To Film: Consultancy package, including scouting and locations consultancy and support, worth US$ 7,000.
Gruvi: Media Marketing package and plan services for the value of US$5,600.
TaleBox: Script development consultancy for the value of US$ 2,000.
Malmo Arab Film Festival: Seat at MAFF Industry Days post-production.
SAE post-production facilities for the value of US$ 21,000.
MAD Solutions: Minimum guarantee in exchange for the distribution and sales rights in the Arab world worth US$ 10,000.
Creative Media Solutions: Film branding services of the value of US$10,000.
Rum Pictures: Post-Production services worth US$ 7,000.
Jordan Pioneers: Post-production facilities, worth US $10,000.
Acousmatic Film Sound – Estonia: Sound design and re-recording mix services for the value of US$15,000.