festival updates | no good short films in Jordan | new short film
- Amman Filmmakers Cooperative
December 6, 2008
FILM FESTIVAL UPDATES
- What a Job by Omar Saleh & Mohammad Abu Jarad and I am Ready by Omar
Saleh has been selected to MESA 2008 Film Festival, USA
- What a Job has been selected to the International Film Festival of
- Smile, You are in South Lebanon by Cooperative alumnus Dalia Alkury
wins Bronze Award at the Carthage Film Festival.
- The View by Hazim Bitar & Rifqi Assaf has been selected to the
Golden Taghit Film Festival, Algeria. To date, the View has won
Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film at The Franco-Arab Film
Festival; Best Short Film (75000) at the Middle East Int'l Film
Festival; Special Mention for Best Script at the Jordan Short Film
- Pummelo, produced by Cooperative alumnus Aseel Mansour and
co-directed by Aseel Mansour and Yehya Alabdallah has been selected to
the Dubai Int'l Film Festival.
- From Nowhere with Love, a feature script project by Hazim Bitar, has
been selected for the EAVE 2007 and 2008 follow-up session at the
Dubai Int'l Film Festival.
NO GOOD JORDANIAN SHORT FILMS, GOVERNMENT SAYS
At the Jordanian government annual gala recognizing achievements of
Jordanians in various fields, the award for Best Short Film has been
withheld due to the poor quality of submitted Jordanian films in 2008.
- Al-Ghad newspaper article announcing the results (Arabic)
- If link is broken you can download article in PDF format:
SAJEDA ABUSAIF & ALABBAS SA'ED PUT FINAL TOUCHES ON NEW FILM
Cooperative filmmakers Sajeda Abousaif and Alabbas Sa'ed put the final
touches on a short fiction film about a young girl who is eager to
grow up. This is the second short film for both directors, graduates
of Hope Films workshops, focusing on childhood themes. Their first
short film, Free to Fly, has been selected to the Jordan Short Film
Festival and the San Francisco Arab Film Festival.
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