Industry Programme

Industry Panels

21 July 2022

From Short to Feature

How can short films be your gateway to launching your career?

Moderator: Samer Battikhi
Panelists: Zein Duraie, Alaa Alasad, Jana Zeineddine, May Ghouti, Ameer Fakher Eldin
Language: Arabic
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM



Awal Film Series #1

A talk with first-time filmmakers competing at the AIFF (Feature Narrative and Documentary sections) about their first film experience.

Moderator: Abdelsalam AlHaj
Speakers: Nicolas Khoury, Merieme Addou, Maysoon Pachachi
Language: Arabic
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


22 July 2022

Storytelling for Climate

An inspirational environmental day, in partnership with Beirut DC and Greener Screen, will showcase studies and films linked to climate change narratives to raise awareness.

Language: Arabic
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)
10:30 AM – 4:00


23 July 2022

Awal Film Series #2

A talk with first-time filmmakers competing at the AIFF (Feature Narrative and Documentary sections) about their first film experience.

Moderator: Israa Radaydeh
Speakers: Abdallah Al-Khatib, Salah Issaad, Akram Sadoon, Nabil Shazli.
Language: Arabic
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM



Co-Productions and Markets

How to finance your film in the global marketplace?

Moderator: Kayvan Mashayekh
Panelists: Mohannad Al Bakri, Tamer Al Masri, Faisal Baltyuor, Roa' Al Madani
Language: English
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


24 July 2022

Producing for a First-Time Filmmaker

Challenges of producing for a first-time director and determining the future of the film taking into consideration the rapid change of releasing windows.

Moderator: Elias Khlat
Panelists: Nadine Toukan, Hossam Elouan, Basel Mawlawi, Shahinaz El Akkad
Language: Arabic
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Awal Film Series #3

A talk with first-time filmmakers competing at the AIFF (Feature Narrative and Documentary sections) about their first film experience.

Moderator: Mohammed Nabil
Speakers: Ayten Amin, Mehdi Hmili, Dhafer L’Abidine, Chema Ben Chaabene.
Language: Arabic
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


Open Session: Creating Your Dossier and Marketing Your Project with Aranka Matits (In collaboration with EAVE on Demand)

Language: English
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM


25 July 2022

Jordanian Cinema and Drama

How did the Jordanian cinema and drama develop, particularly in the last couple of decades?

Moderator: Najeh Hassan
Panelists: Mohannad Al Bakri, Alaa Karkouti, Deema Azar, Rula Al Nasser
Language: Arabic
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


New Voices, New Visions

A discussion panel in collaboration with Qatar Foundation to highlight the power of filmmaking in empowering refugees.

Moderator: Anas Hasanain

Speakers (part 1):
Nadeen R.A. Odeh (Ettijah)
Dyala H.A. Shaheen (Ettijah)
Dalya Ramadan (Ettijah)
Nour Abu Kamal (Filmmaker)
Tamara S.M. Abulaban (Filmmaker)
Language: Arabic

Speakers (part 2):
Rula Amin (UNHCR)
Wisam Al Jafari (Shoruq)
Adriana Cardoso (Muzungu Productions)
Language: English

Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)


The Actor Knows, the Character Does Not

How does the actor choose the appropriate method to approach the character and take it from the script to the screen.

Pre-registration Required: click here to register.

Moderator: Ahmad Srour
Panelists: Dhafer L’Abidine, Georges Khabbaz, Carmen Lebbos, Ashraf Barhoum
Language: Arabic
Venue: TAJ Cinemas

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM


26 July 2022

Awal Film Series #4

A talk with first-time filmmakers competing at the AIFF (Feature Narrative and Documentary sections) about their first film experience.

Speakers: Zeina Daccache, Myriam Sassine, Darin J. Sallam, Zaid Abu Hamdan.
Language: Arabic
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Should Films Represent Us?

Why do our societies reject some narratives and find it difficult to admit that non-documentary films reflect the filmmakers’ vision and not necessarily the reality?

Moderator: Ahmad Shawki
Panelists: Mahmoud Al Massad, Ramy Abdelrazek, Amjad Abu Alala
Language: Arabic
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM



Talk with the producer Tania El-Khoury (Part of the Franco-Arab Rendez-Vous)

The possibilities of co-production or cooperation between France and the Arab World.

Language: Arabic
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Industry Workshops

Registration Closed 

22 July 2022

Storytelling for Climate

An inspirational environmental day, in partnership with Beirut DC and Greener Screen, will showcase studies and films linked to climate change narratives to raise awareness.

Language: Arabic
Venue: Filmmakers Hub (Accredited Industry & Invited guests)
10:30 AM – 4:00


23 July 2022

Documentary Cinematography Workshop

A workshop on documentary cinematography with award-winning cinematographer James Neihouse, in partnership with American Film Showcase and the American Embassy in Amman.

Language: English
Venue: The Royal Film Commission
11:00AM – 5:00PM



Music for Films Workshop

The art of musical narratives with acclaimed Emmy nominated music composer Miriam Cutler, in partnership with American Film Showcase and the American Embassy.

Language: English
Venue: Arjaan by Rotana
11:00AM – 5:00PM


Entertainment Law

A two-day workshop for producers, line producers, and production companies in Jordan. Rosalind Lichter، who has over thirty years of experience in entertainment law, will have an open discussion with those involved to get a better understanding of the problems they face when related to entertainment law.


Language: English
Venue: Arjaan by Rotana
11:00AM – 5:00PM


24 July 2022

Music for Films Workshop

The art of musical narratives with acclaimed Emmy nominated music composer Miriam Cutler, in partnership with American Film Showcase and the American Embassy.

Language: English
Venue: Arjaan by Rotana



Entertainment Law

A two-day workshop for producers, line producers, and production companies in Jordan. Rosalind Lichter، who has over thirty years of experience in entertainment law, will have an open discussion with those involved to get a better understanding of the problems they face when related to entertainment law.


Language: English
Venue: Arjaan by Rotana
11:00AM – 5:00PM


25 July 2022

EAVE On-Demand: Creating Your Dossier and Marketing Your Film Workshop

International distributor Aranka Matits will give this tailor-made workshop that will broaden participants’ understanding of the international market and today’s distribution landscapes, enhance their marketing skillsets as well as foster exchange of experiences and ideas in a nurturing environment.

Group sessions will provide insights into the latest trends in distribution, international sales and festivals as well as explore packaging strategies and hands-on project marketing tools. While individual meetings will offer participants an additional opportunity to further develop their projects in a more intimate setting.


Language: English
Venue: Arjaan by Rotana
11:00AM – 5:00PM


26 July 2022

EAVE On-Demand: Creating Your Dossier and Marketing Your FIlm Workshop (Open Session)

International distributor Aranka Matits will give this tailor-made workshop that will broaden participants’ understanding of the international market and today’s distribution landscapes, enhance their marketing skillsets as well as foster exchange of experiences and ideas in a nurturing environment.

Group sessions will provide insights into the latest trends in distribution, international sales and festivals as well as explore packaging strategies and hands-on project marketing tools. While individual meetings will offer participants an additional opportunity to further develop their projects in a more intimate setting.

Language: English
Venue: Arjaan by Rotana
11:00AM – 5:00PM