The 13th Damascus International Film Festival, on Dec 6-13, 2003, to screen 450 films
- December 3, 2003
Dear AFC Filmmakers and Friends,
The 13th Damascus International Film Festival will kick off its
film screening activities on Dec 6-13, 2003. This is a
great opportunity for Ammani film fans to enjoy one of the
largest collections of films ever packed in a regional film
festival-over 400. Better yet, Damascus is only a couple of
hours away from Amman via automobile.
A reporter from Tashreen newspaper wrote about the festival:
"450 films will be shown. The activities include the
demonstrations of Indian, German and Egyptian films.
Demonstrations for Children and feminist cinema will also be
held during the event. � A number of outstanding Arab film
makers, producers, cinema critics and technicians will be
honoured on the sidelines of the Festival...The exhibition will
highlight the devices used by film makers since the beginning of
cinema production. �About 200 Arab film makers, producers and
actors will be hosted by Damascus during the event."
For more information about the festival visit:
The AFC attempted to contact the organizers on multiple
occasions and via various channels to obtain detailed info about
film screenings dates, times, and venues as well as registration
information, but to no avail. Our advisory board member Adnan
Madanat informed us, based on his past experience with the
Damascus festival, that film schedules will be published on the
first day of the festival, but those who wish to attend should
just head to Damascus and stop by Sham Hotel on the 7th of
December (the opening event on the 6th is supposedly by
invitation only). Festival film screenings will take place in
the Salhyiah area, according to our sources.
A number of AFC members have already planed to attend the
festival. If you are interested in networking, please drop us a
note with your name, phone#, and hotel and we will try to
contact you for the AFC social gathering, to be held at a cafe
close to one of the festival theaters.
As soon as we have more details, we will keep you updated.
The Amman Filmmakers Cooperative
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