The Royal Film Commission increased the overall Jordan Film Fund’s budget for the
eighth cycle to $650,000. The budget increase will offer Jordanian and Arab directors more fund value and shooting flexibility,
especially for the feature narrative projects.
INSHALLAH A BOY, directed by the Jordanian filmmaker Amjad Al-Rasheed, has been selected to compete at the Critics’ Week,
during the 76th edition of Cannes Film Festival. This is the first time a Jordanian film is competing in the prestigious French
The film was entirely shot in the Jordanian Capital, Amman, for five weeks in 2022. It received full facilitation services from the
RFC, in addition to a production grant in 2019 and a post-production grant in 2022 — both from the Jordan Film Fund/RFC. It
also benefited from the financial incentives dedicated to Jordanian productions offered by the RFC.
PRINCE ALI BIN AL HUSSEIN
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
PRINCESS RYM ALI
ALGERIAN / JORDANIAN
MOHANNAD AL BAKRI
Since 2009, Al-Bakri has been the Managing Director of the Royal Film
Commission – Jordan (RFC). Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Archaeology, Al-Bakri has been
involved in the field of creative industries for over a decade in the Arab region.
His previous tenure was at New York University in Abu Dhabi (2015 – 2019), where he was director of
external relations and partnerships.
Prior to that, Al-Bakri was the regional managing director of Luminus Media – Jordan (SAE Institute) from
2012 until 2015.
Before his current position, Al-Bakri served as the RFC’s Capacity Building Manager for five years (2007 –
2012), during which he largely contributed to the development of its local and regional programs.