An incubator that supports artistic and creative development, the inaugural edition of Amman International Film Festival will also be the setting of the 1st edition of its industry arm, the Amman Film Industry Days (AFID), starting from 24 August 2020.
AFID will host seminars, workshops and talks with industry professionals which tackle challenging areas of the filmmaking process that Jordanian and Arab filmmakers face today in addition to sharing journeys and experiences by experts in the field.
Furthermore, and for its first edition, Amman Film Industry Days will showcase up-and-coming voices from Jordan and the Arab World through its two pitching platforms for feature length film projects*; one for Jordanian and Arab resident filmmakers in Jordan whose projects are in development; the other for Arab filmmakers whose projects are in post-production. Selected participants will share their stories and pitch their film projects to an independent jury and to industry professionals, where support will be awarded to the best projects/pitches to help bring their films to completion.
The Amman Film Industry Days program for its 1st edition will include the following workshops and activities:
Showrunner TV Workshop
Film Financing & Distribution Session
Copyrights and Entertainment Law in Film Session
Introduction to International Co-Production Session
Sustainable Production Workshop
And the AFID pitching platforms which will showcase an exciting line-up of 14 projects in development and in post-production from Jordan and the Arab World.
*Submissions closed in January 2020. AFID Selected Projects to be announced in August 2020.
*Applications for Accreditation closed on August 17th, 2020.