Introducing Amman Filmmakers 2003 Activities - YOUR COMMENTS PLEASE
- Dear Fellow Filmmakers,
I would like to share with you activities and events considered for
the Amman Filmmakers Cooperative for the year 2003:
Acting for The Camera, Directing the Short Film, Editing Using a PC,
Writing a Screenplay, Budgeting for Films, Making it to Film
Festivals, and more. These workshops will be free for all unless
there are costs such as paper handouts and demo tapes. Please feel
free to suggest topics for workshops.
We will announce the place/date of our next social gathering so we
can meet each other. Any suggestions?
MONTHLY FILM SCREENING
We will team up with cultural and academic institutions in Amman to
include screenings of your films on their schedule of events.
AMMAN FILMMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL 2003
At some point towards the end of 2003, we will hold a film festival
to screen films produced mostly by Amman filmmakers and talents.
Awards will be considered for various categories. Judges and peers
will determine winners. Winning films will be promoted in regional
and international film festivals.
PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
At some point in the future, we will establish partnerships with
production companies and academic institutions to make available,
free of charge or for an affordable fee, video production facilities
such as cameras, editing equipments, lights, and more.
The advisory board is being finalized. The board will be a cross-
section of filmmaking industry professionals and intellectuals who
will participate in our events, lead discussions, and judge film and
talent contests. Tentatively, we have the following members of the
advisory board: Sausan Darwazeh, Pioneers Productions; Tareq Abu-
Lugud, Abu-Lugud Productions; Samar Dudin, playwright and media
consultant; Najeh Hasan, Al-Rai Newspaper columnist and film critic.
Once the board is finalized, the list will be posted promptly.
We will also invite other industry professionals from Jordan and
nearby countries such as Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria to share with us
The Amman Filmmakers Cooperative (AFC) is an informal social
gathering of like-minded people. It is not a professional
organization. We are here to promote and encourage local talent
through peer support, discussions, and experimentations.
Look forward to your suggestions and comments.
The Amman Filmmakers Cooperative
http://www.alif.com/afc (page still under construction)