Jordanian Film Industry
In 1957, the first Jordanian full-length feature film was "Struggle in Jerash" by Wassef Al Sheikh.
The First International film shot in Jordan was “Lawr...
ence of Arabia” in 1962.
In February 1983, the Jordanian Cinema Club was established. Throughout the eighties and nineties several Jordanian productions were screened in the world’s film festival circuit.
In 2003, Jordan established the Royal Film Commission of Jordan in order to encourage filmmaking in the country and train Jordanian filmmakers in the art of making cinema.
2007 was a big year for the Jordanian filmmaking community, with 10 feature films shot through Jordan, three of which were local productions.
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan
• The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) was established in 2003
• The RFC is a primary vehicle to translate His Majesty King Abdullah II’s vision of having Jordan play leading cultural and economic role, regionally and internationally through :
1- Developing an internationally competitive Jordanian audio-visual Industry.
2- Education and training
3- Facilitating and supporting production services
4- Fostering a vibrant Film Culture in Jordan
• The RFC is led by a Board of Commissioners presided by HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein.
• The RFC is a member of the Association for Film Commissioners International (AFCI) (put logo) The (AFCI) is the official professional and educational organization for film commissions throughout the world.
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