The 24th edition of the festival saw free screenings of Arab-French productions from Algeria, Egypt, France, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.
Six Jordanian filmmakers were recognised for their short documentary and narrative movies at the annual Franco-Arab Film Festival (FFFA) held in Amman between June 24 and July 1, 2018, as per local press reports.
Launched 12 years ago as part of the Franco-Arab Film Festival (FFFA), the Falcon Awards offer Jordanian directors the opportunity to be invited to the French edition of the festival in November.
The awards ceremony brought to a conclusion a weeklong programme of free movie screenings, which included 11 Arab-French productions from Algeria, Egypt, France, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. Festival organisers also conducted talks with guests, filmmakers, master classes, workshops, and panel discussions.
The theme for the 24th edition of the Franco Arab Festival organised by Institut Français in partnership with the Jordan’s Royal Film Commission (RFC) was migration and internal displacement.
Speaking earlier to the press at the opening of the festival, IFJ Director Stephane Delaporte said: This years festival will revolve around the theme of forced or voluntary migration and the internal displacement of young people who claim their rights; the aspirations they have for equality, justice, and freedom.”