Jordan's 1st Mobile Movie Compeititon - 60 Seconds of Video Can Win 1000 Euros
- TOYOTA AND AMMAN FILMMAKERS COOPERATIVE
LAUNCH THE YARIS-AFC MOBILE MOVIE COMPETITION
(JORDAN - JULY 9,2007) The Amman Filmmakers Cooperative (AFC), in
partnership with Toyota-Jordan, announces the launch of the 1st
Yaris-AFC Mobile Movie Competition to coincide with the Jordan Short
Film Festival (JSFF'07), to be held from August 24-30, 2007. A total
of 3000 Euros have been committed to winning movies.
The competition seeks to capitalize on the rapid growth of
ultra-portable and mobile phone video cameras and the growing interest
in compact mobile movies.
"We see mobile movies as a potential bridge technology that will
entice more people into the world of filmmaking," said Hazim Bitar,
founder and director of the Jordan Short Film Festival and the Amman
Filmmakers Cooperative (AFC)."This is an opportunity to encourage
budding talents from the early stages."
Nadeem Haddad of Toyota-Jordan said "We are excited by the launch of
this competition which underscores our company's commitment to our
youth. We have chosen to associate this competition with our Toyota
Yaris model because of the youthful energy this competition will
The director of the Best Mobile Movie will win a prize of 1000 Euros.
Second and third places will be awarded 500 and 300 Euros
respectively. The financial awards will be given to filmmakers
residing in Jordan. Six additional movies will be selected to win
200 Euros each.
A jury of three young artists will vote on the submitted films and the
winners will be announced during the awards ceremonies of the Jordan
Short Film Festival 2007 on August 30, 2007. Deadline for mobile movie
submission is August 15th, 2007.
The Amman Filmmakers Cooperative is a non-profit, cultural initiative
aimed at promoting independent Arab filmmaking. Toyota-Jordan is the
national dealer for the world's most reliable and best selling
For competition rules and movie uploads:
Amman Filmmakers Cooperative
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