Film-related projects, ranging from an idea to be developed to an existing project that needs revamping, can submit for support as of July.
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) and VentureX have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support, develop and sustain the filmmaking industry through the Cultural and Creative Accelerator. The partnership seeks to place Jordan at the forefront of creativity and innovation.
The Cultural and Creative Accelerator is being built from the bottom-up and will help artists and creative businesses to overcome the challenges and risks associated with a startup. It has been established by VentureX in partnership with the Jordanian Ministry of Culture.
Film-related projects – ranging from an idea to be developed to an existing project that needs revamping – can submit for support as of July. Selected projects will benefit from three-phase support: advisory, mentorship and funding and administrative support.
The project also aims to create educational programmes for Jordanians working or aspiring to work in the film industry, promote film culture throughout Jordan and positioning Jordan as a location for international audio-visual productions.
The Minister of Culture Bassem Al-Tuwaisi stressed that the opportunities that partnerships can generate through the accelerator and that benefit Jordan’s creative and cultural industries play a vital role in the economy by providing an innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Commenting on this partnership, Mohannad al-Bakri, Managing Director of the RFC said: “Young and creative minds in Jordan have something special to add to the way we create or consume films. We want to capitalise on the unique industry talent pool to empower the filmmaking market, through adopting new ideas and helping them achieve the best potential growth. We strongly believe that this project will be an opportunity for Jordanian talent to offer new services to the industry.”
Yousef M Hamidaddin, Managing Partner of VentureX, remarked: “Our partnership with the RFC is about developing a toolbox dedicated to unleashing the creative potential of those working in the film industry. We want to connect participants with a supportive network and resources through mentoring and engagement.”