- Title: Amman International Film Festival celebrates first time directors
- Date: 24th August 2021
- Summary: AMMAN, JORDAN (AUGUST 23, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF VEHICLES PARKED MOTORIST PARKING HIS CAR MOON / PEOPLE GATHERING AUDIENCE MEMBERS TALKING CARS PARKED IN FRONT OF A BIG SCREEN (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) DIRECTOR OF AMMAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, NADA DOUMANI, SAYING: "We are happy that around 65 foreign guests including filmmakers and cinema experts will attend (the festival). This will enrich its schedule. Also, discussions will be held right after the end of the screenings. They (guests) will also participate in the Amman days for filmmakers which target people working in this field." VARIOUS OF SCREENING OF THE FESTIVAL'S PROMOTION GIRL SEATED IN CAR (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) DIRECTOR OF AMMAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, NADA DOUMANI, SAYING: "I think anyone who is either a fan of cinema or a professional filmmaker will benefit from the discussions, workshops, trainings and from watching foreign and Arab movies. This will open new horizons (for audience members)." VARIOUS OF THE SCREENING OF THE FESTIVAL'S PROMOTION AUDIENCE MEMBERS WATCHING FROM CARS JORDANIAN WOMEN TALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) JORDANIAN MEMBER OF AUDIENCE, RANA KHATABEEN, SAYING: "It's very important for every person to learn about other cultures and to develop (knowledge). It is very important and I do encourage young people (to attend the festival). If my children were here (in the country), I would have encouraged them to attend because they can learn about cultures other than their own." SCREENING OF FILM WOMEN WATCHING MORE OF SCREENING WOMAN LOOKING ON VARIOUS OF ONGOING SCREENING
- Embargoed: 7th September 2021 12:59
- Keywords: Amman Cinema Jordan
- Location: AMMAN, JORDAN
- City: AMMAN, JORDAN
- Country: Jordan
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Middle East
- Reuters ID: LVA001ERN3TQT
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The second edition of the Amman International Film Festival kicked off in Amman on Monday (August 23) featuring a total of 51 films from 26 countries.
The festival focuses on first time directors with the aim of shedding light on young talent in the region.
"We are happy that around 65 foreign guests including filmmakers and cinema experts will attend (the festival). This will enrich its schedule," Nada Doumani, director of the festival, said.
Running until August 31, the festival includes master classes, panel discussions and pitching sessions to support aspiring filmmakers.
The festival is held under the umbrella of the Royal Film Commission and offers screenings in several locations around the Kingdom, one of which is a drive-in theatre which proved to be popular last year when the festival was held outdoors due to Covid-19 restrictions.
(Production: Muath Freij, Jehad Abu Shalbak)
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