All Eyes on Jordan’s Film Industry at this Year’s Cannes Film Festival

All Eyes on Jordan’s Film Industry at this Year’s Cannes Film Festival
14 May 2024:

All Eyes on Jordan’s Film Industry at this Year’s Cannes Film Festival

Several of the leading figures of the Jordanian film industry will come together at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for a high-profile panel to discuss how their country has become a global model in production capacity building and sustainable growth.

The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC) and The Arab Cinema Center (ACC) in cooperation with Marché du Film, will jointly host ‘Jordan: A Case Study in Sustainable Growth’ at the 77th Cannes Film Festival on May 20th from 11:15 am to 12 pm.

Moderated by Nick Vivarelli from Variety, the panel involves key players from Jordan, as well as those outside the country who have been deeply involved in filmmaking there. They include: Mohannad Al-Bakr, Managing Director of the RFC; Jordanian superstar actress and producer Saba Mubarak; Jordanian producer Rula Nasser; Shahinaz El Akkad, CEO of Egypt’s Lagoonie Group; Jacob Jarek, the Danish producer involved in HOLY SPIDER, which shot in Jordan; and Jordanian director Bassel Ghandour, who co-wrote and produced Jordan’s first even Oscar-nominated feature film, THEEB, before making his directorial debut with THE ALLEYS.

About the Cannes Film Festival’s Marché du Film

The Marché du Film — the business wing of the Cannes Film Festival — is the largest international gathering of professionals in the film industry. As the key stepping stone in the creation, production, and distribution of films around the world, the marché is proud to bring together over 12,500 industry professionals (including producers, distributors, festival representatives, film institutions, buyers, and financiers) from over 120 countries to meet, share ideas and projects, and make deals in one unique setting.


Website: www.Marché 


About the Arab Cinema Center

The ACC was established by MAD Solutions in 2015 as an international promotional and networking platform for Arab cinema. Registered as a non-profit organization in Berlin, the ACC provides its partner companies with a visible presence at all major film festivals and markets, connecting them with industry professionals, organizing events, and publishing special editions of the Arab Cinema Magazine.



About the Royal Film Commission Jordan (RFC)

The Royal Film Commission of Jordan (RFC) was established to develop an internationally competitive Jordanian film industry and is a member of the Association for Film Commissioners International.