Amman Film Festival

Amman Film Industry Days 2024: Full Line-Up

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Jordan’s Amman International Film Festival (AIFF) selected 16 projects from eight Arab countries for the 2024 edition of Amman Film Industry Days (AFID).

AFID’s three pitching platforms include Development (open to all Arab filmmakers), Post-Production (open to all Arab filmmakers) and Development – Awal Film (specifically targeting Jordanians and Arabs residing in Jordan, working on their first feature-length project). 

‏”Every year, the quality of the submitted projects improves, making the selection process increasingly difficult, especially when voices and backgrounds are so diverse. We wish we could select more projects; but like in all festivals, only a limited number can be accommodated,” said AIFF Head of Industry Bassam Alasad.

“The selection process depends on several factors, mainly the evaluation of the originality and creativity of the idea, as well as the diversity in topics and their impact. This year, for the first time, the largest share went to documentary films due to the exceptional quality of the submissions received.”

AFID, which also hosts the Amman Film Market, is taking place July 4-9 during the Amman International Film Festival (July 3-11). 


Development (Arab projects):

A House For Expats (Narrative – Egypt)
Directed by: Naji Ismail
Produced by: Omar Manjouneh

Al-Madeeneh (Narrative – Yemen)
Directed by: Yousef Assabahi
Produced by: Ala’a Amer

American Dream (Doc – Egypt, Saudi Arabia)
Directed by: Amir El-Shenawy
Produced by: Ahmed Abdelsalam

Dwellers Of The Cabins (Doc – Egypt, Qatar)
Directed by: Hind Bakr
Produced by: Tamer Nady, Hind Bakr

Let’s Wait And See (Narrative – Palestine, Denmark, UK)
Directed by: Mahdi Fleifel
Produced by: Geoff Arbourne

My Mother & I (Doc – Iraq, Egypt, Qatar)
Directed by: Dilpak Majeed
Produced by: Marwa Tammam

Yumna (Narrative – Jordan)
Directed by: Yahya Alabdallah
Produced by: Huda Al-Kadhimi & Muna Al-Kadhimi

Post-Production (Arab projects):

50 Meters (Doc – Egypt)
Directed by: Yomna Khattab
Produced by: Ahmed Amer, Patricia Drati

Donkey Boys (Doc – Palestine)
Directed by: Ahmad Al Bazz
Produced by: Ameen Nayfeh

Seeking Haven For Mr. Rambo (Narrative – Egypt, Saudi Arabia)
Directed by: Khaled Mansour
Produced by: Rasha Hosny, Mohamed Hefzy

Son Of The Streets (Doc – Palestine, Poland, Qatar)
Directed by: Mohammed Almughanni
Produced by: Glib Lukianets

The Nablus Runner (Doc – Algeria, France, Italy)
Directed by: Haïcha Ladrouz
Produced by: Rachid Bouchareb

Development – Awal Film (First-Timers in Jordan):

Amal (Doc)
Directed by: Khaled Sweidan
Produced by: Rahmeh Al-Shammas

In Between Woes (Doc)
Directed by: Leen Ghassan
Produced by: Lina Khaled

Searching For Fareed (Doc)
Directed by: Yazan Taiseer
Produced by: Noor Arafeh

Scent Of The Dead (Narrative)
Directed by: Mohammad Khabour
Produced by: Hadeel Lawi