The 23rd edition of the European Film Festival will begin on September 18 in Jordan with the screening of Polish film Warsaw by Dariusz Gajewski. The festival, which is being hosted under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Rym Ali and organised by the Delegation of the European Union and European Embassies, will […]
The 23rd edition of the European Film Festival will begin on September 18 in Jordan with the screening of Polish film Warsaw by Dariusz Gajewski. The festival, which is being hosted under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Rym Ali and organised by the Delegation of the European Union and European Embassies, will run from the September 18-26, 2011 at the Royal Film Commission.
Her Excellency Joanna Wronecka, EU Ambassador to Jordan announced the launch of the festival at a press conference in Jordan today.
“We are very happy to share our culture through film, and are warmed by the success the festival has met throughout the years.The European Union brings a selection of films from 15 countries in the EU, with stories of love, bravery, mystery and adventure that will transport you to the heart of European culture. The EU Delegation is committed to work hand in hand with Jordanians to make a real cultural exchange possible and provide the opportunity for all to enjoy a true experience in European arts, she said.
The films from Poland, Austria, Denmark, Great Britain, Finland, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Romania, Czech Republic and Belgium will be screened in Amman at the Royal Film Commission at 9 p.m. and at the Rainbow Theatre at 7 p.m. In addition to Amman, two screenings will be held in Zarqa and Maan, Jordan’s cultural capital of 2011.
The festival will conclude with a human rights filmmaking workshop and the screening of two Jordanian short films on human rights which were co-funded by the European Union Delegation and the Royal Film Commission followed by a discussion with the film makers and human rights experts.
Mohannad Bakri, capacity building manager at the RFC, added: EUs involvement in educational filmmaking programmes is a much appreciated initiative that complements our efforts to express oneself and develop skills. With the use of audio-visual media, we hope that values such as human rights are better shared.