The competition invites participants to document their experience or thoughts while dealing with the ongoing crisis.
Following confinement rules and restrictions on all movement and gatherings, the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) has announced a short film competition called “One Meter & Beyond”.
The title of the competition refers to the required distance between two people in light of the coronavirus pandemic and #Stayathome protocol. The short film competition is open to all residents in Jordan.
A selection committee will shortlist the best three shorts, which will be posted on the RFC’s social media pages. The public can then vote for the winning film. The award, worth $423.14 (300 Jordanian dinars), will go in the name of the winner to a national initiative providing relief to those particularly affected by this health situation.
Apart from this, RFC announced “Cur-films”, a free online screening program every Monday and Thursday at 9 pm that will showcase selected films. The first screenings of the programme kicked off on March 30 and the second would take place on April 2. The two Jordanian films will be accessible to the public and will be followed by other local, Arab and foreign films.
On another note, the RFC is also working to promote Jordanian films produced through its training workshops in Amman and in Film Centers in the governorates and has made a number of short films available on the RFC’s social media platforms.