Anthology Film: Women in the Maghreb-Mashreq Region - Call for Application 2019
Deadline: 17 March 2019
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) in cooperation with The United Nations, Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and with the support of the European Union, is launching a new project “Anthology Film: Women in the Maghreb-Mashreq Region”
In the framework of the UNESCO’S regional project "Enhancing a gender responsive film sector in the Maghreb-Mashreq region”, “Anthology Film: Women in the Maghreb-Mashreq Region” aims at building the capacity of filmmakers to encourage them to integrate a gender-sensitive approach into the filmmaking process. This will be achieved through the production of a feature-length narrative film, under the theme of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Arab region. Five stories from five Arab countries (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia) will be told in the form of an anthology film.
The project is seeking stories dealing with gender equality, domestic violence, physical abuse and discrimination against women, equal access to education, health care, decent working conditions as well as representation in the political and economic decision-making processes.
Five stories, one from each of the countries mentioned above, will be selected to be produced as a short film (15 to 20 minutes long), funded by the RFC and supervised by an internationally acclaimed team from the Arab world guiding the production from script development to exhibition.
The five short films will be edited and cut into one feature- length anthology film to be distributed internationally, targeting international, regional and local festivals.
Deadline for submissions
Submissions deadline has been extended to 17th March 2019 by midnight -Jordan’s time.
In the framework of the UNESCO regional programme co-funded by the European Union “Enhancing a gender responsive film sector in the Maghreb- Mashreq region”/MED FILM