AFC Filmmaker Quttaineh Grabs the Gold
- The Amman Filmmakers Cooperative (AFC)
AFC FILMMAKER AMMAR QUTTAINEH WINS GOLDEN
AWARD AT JORDANIAN SHORT FILM COMPETITION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(July 1, 2005 - AMMAN) The newly established Higher Council for
Jordanian Movie Productions handed the Golden Award for Short Drama to
Ammar Quttaineh for his film "Overdose." The award entails a cash
reward of 2800 USD.
Additionally, Dalia Alkury and Yahya Abdallah shared the Bronze Award
for the Short Documentary. AFC filmmakers Aseel Masour and Omar Saleh
each received a certificate of recognition for their films Alert Guns
and Decision Man, respectively. Both films have made it to the short
The selection committee of the competition decided to withhold the
Golden Awards for the short documentary and for animation.
Quttaineh, whose film "Overdose" also won the Audience Golden Choice
Award at the Jordanian Short Film Festival '05 back in April, is
currently in Dubai working in the field of customer service for an
"I am deeply honored to be awarded first place by both the Jordanian
audiences and by representatives of the Jordanian intelligentsia,"
commented filmmaker Quttaineh. "I owe it to my talented cast and crew
and to the support I had received from the Amman Filmmakers Cooperative."
The cast and crew of "Overdose" include AFC screen stars Majd Hajjawi,
Sameh Hajjawi, Ammar Omary, as well as filmmakers Omar Saleh, Rabee
Zureikat, and Yahya Abdallah. Others who had contributed to this film
include Rawan Zeine, Steve Ali, Mohamad Saqfalhait, Munther
Quttaineh, Hunien Madi, Muna Mufti, Bilal Fakhanji, and many others.
"This award is important because of the independence of the selection
committee," said Hazim Bitar, coordinator of the Amman Filmmakers
Cooperative. "We will not take this award for granted; we are
constantly improving our curriculum and our filmmaking techniques."
"Overdose" is an experimental dark comedy about a news reporter from a
local newspaper (Majd Hajjawi) and her quest to adjust to a new world
order seemingly dominated from afar by neo-conservatives and at home
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