Franco-Arab Rendez-Vous Section

The Franco-Arab Film Festival has proven to be a cultural landmark for over 25 years.  It offered to the Jordanian public a selection of French movies and recent films co-produced between France and the Arab World. Some 3,000 viewers used to attend it annually.

In 2021, the Amman International Film Festival – Awal Film (AIFF) integrated the Franco-Arab Film Festival under the title of Franco-Arab Rendez-vous. This non-competitive section enriches the selection of the AIFF with films taping into both the Arabic and French cultures, reaching out to a larger public.

In addition, the Franco-Arab Rendez-Vous showcases at the AIFF the four short films that have won the annual Franco-Arab short film competition, organized in Jordan (by the French Institute in Jordan in cooperation with the Royal Film Commission) and in Noisy-le-Sec, France. 

French industry professionals and experts also join the Amman Film Industry Days, the industrial arm of the AIFF.

Franco-Arab Rendez-Vous: 2022 Edition

This year, the French Institute in Jordan and the Embassy of France in Amman bring to the Jordanian public four Franco-Arab co-productions, due to be screened at the third edition of the AIFF:

  • Bonne Mère, 24 July at 20:00 – Boulevard Abdali, drive in and on 25 July, at 20:00 - RFC
  • The River, 25 July at 20:00 – Taj Cinemas and 26 July at 18:00 – Taj Cinemas
  • You Resemble Me, 21 July at 20:00 – Taj Cinemas and 22 July at 22:00 – Taj Cinemas
  • Mariner of the Mountain, 24 July at 20:00 – Taj Cinemas and 25 July at 18:00 – Taj Cinemas

Guests of the Franco-Arab Rendez-Vous at the 3rd edition of the AIFF

  • Annie Bichet, Artistic Director of the Franco-Arab Film Festival in the French city, Noisy-le-Sec,
  • Tania el Khoury, French-Lebanese Producer, and producer of the film ‘The River’. She will hold a masterclass on the problematics of Franco-Arab co-productions during the Amman Film Industry Days. The workshop will take place on 26 July at the film hub between 16:00-17:00.
  • Ghassan Salhab, Director of “The River”,
  • Zoulikha Tahar, winner of the short film competition in Noisy-le-Sec on the documentary category for her film ‘Koul Yom’,
  • Wiam Berhouma, delegate for the developement, cultural promotion and education for the city Noisy-Le-Sec

Team of the Franco-Arab Rendez-Vous

  • Christel Potdevin, Deputy Director
  • Jessica Batshone, Head of Culture
  • Layan Qarain, Cultural Assistant
  • Mustafa Al-Faraji, Communication Officer