The deadline for submissions of films and projects is April 30, 2022.
Amman International Film Festival – Awal Film (AIFF) is now accepting films and projects for its third edition, which is scheduled to take place from July 20 to 27.
Speaking about the upcoming edition, Princess Rym Ali, President of the Festival, said: “We are proud of the success of the AIFF so far. It has proved, amongst other things, that Jordan has earned its place as a cultural meeting point for filmmakers and film buffs, and where creative talents can thrive.”
The AIFF dedicates its screens to first-time directors, actors, screenwriters and editors, with four competitive categories that award distinctive awards – The Black Iris trophy, in addition to monetary awards to all winners.
To be eligible for the third edition, films must be released in 2021 or 2022 and be Jordanian premières. Specific regulations apply to each category.
The Amman Film Industry Days (AFID) – the professional arm of the festival – will take place within the same period. AFID hosts masterclasses and workshops and encompasses three pitching platforms: two for projects in-development, and one for films in post-production; grantees will receive in-kind and cash awards. Juries, made up of Arab and international film professionals, select the winning films and projects.
The festival also includes a First & Latest section, in which a renowned filmmaker will speak about the journey of their cinematic journey, share their experiences, and discuss what they’ve learned.
The AIFF was the first international film festival in the region to be launched at the height of the pandemic, in the summer of 2020, utilising drive-in cinemas in the Abdali district and an open-air theatre at the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) as its main venues to ensure a safe cinematic experience; these venues have expanded since then.