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Postponed inaugural Amman Int'l Film Festival to see the light this month with drive-in cinema

The Amman International Film Festival will take place between 23 and 31 August, after it was moved from April

Ahram Online , Wednesday 5 Aug 2020
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The Amman International Film Festival will take place between 23 and 31 August, after it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The inaugural event was originally scheduled for April this year.

The festival's organisers revealed that they are adding a drive-in cinema at Amman's New Abdali (the land in front of The Boulevard,) and outdoor venues for screenings located at the premises of the Royal Film Commission in Jabal (Amman).

The organisers have revealed that the festival is taking place under a new format that imposes social distancing rules, while offering the audience great new films, all premiering in Jordan. Each film will only screen once at each venue.

The programme includes feature-length narratives, feature-length documentaries, and short films. The detailed programme is yet to be revealed.

The competition is for Arab movies, but also includes an international non-competitive section.

An international jury is made up of professionals who will select the winners of the Black Iris Award in each category.

In parallel to the screenings, the first edition of Amman Film Industry Days (AFID) will host seminars, workshops and talks with industry professionals. 

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