02  07  2009


The Jordan Short Film Festival 2009 is Open for Film Submissions

AMMAN - Starting on the 10th of November 2009 until the 14th, another annual celebration of Arabic and International short cinema will mark the 5th session of the Jordan Short Film Festival (JSFF) and the beginning of a series of events such as filmmaking workshops, discussion panels, meetings of indie filmmakers, and of course the cornerstone event of the JSFF, the Arab and International film competitions.

For each competition, the award is $3000 USD. Special Merits shall be awarded for the categories of Cinematography, Acting, Script, and Editing.

The jury for 2009 will be composed of Arab and International film scene notables including Niclas Gillberg, Director of Academy-certified Uppsala Film Festival, Sweden; and Montserrat Guiu, board of directors member and competition programmer for the Academy-certified Huesca Film Festival, Spain.

The JSFF'09 is proud to celebrate its 5th year under the management of the Amman Filmmakers Cooperative. Our partners for 2009 are the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, the Spanish Agency for Cultural Cooperation. The list of sponsors includes the Abdulhameed Shoman Foundation, Zikra Initiative, and Mohtaraf Remaal.

We call on all filmmaking talents to participate in this intercultural dialogue to help enrich the experience of festival audiences and to promote the dialog of the civilizations.

Festival website and entry form:

Deadline for film submission: Sep 15, 2009
Deadline for film delivery: Oct 1, 2009
Director: Hazim Bitar

About the Festival: The Jordan Short Film Festival (JSFF) is Jordan's only independent competitive international short film festival, established in 2004 to promote artistic freedom of expression and intercultural understanding.