Britain and Jordan take first step towards future co-pro agreement
The British Council and the Royal Film Commission- Jordan (RFC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an aim to improve their joint collaboration in cinema from cultural, social and professional perspectives. The two partners aspire to pave the way for signing a co-production agreement between the two countries.
Signed by Robin Rickard and George David on behalf of the British Council and the RFC respectively, the MoU seeks to “further enhance a solid and sustainable partnership to promote the culture of cinema in Jordan”.
With the support of the British Council office in Jordan, the agreement will encourage collaborations between the two countries in order to further develop the film industry in Jordan and the skills of Jordanian filmmakers. It will look at ways to facilitate the exchange of expertise and create opportunities to screen more international and British works. Both organisations hope that in the future a co-production agreement can be the next step.
Rickard, director of the British Council Jordan, said: “This signing confirms a long-standing and successful partnership between our two organisations over many years…we are confident our collaboration will go from strength to strength in the future.”
In the last few years, the two organisations worked together on a number of projects, such as the British Film Days and Sheffield Film Days in Amman in which a number of films that had been previously screened in at Sheffield Doc/Fest were shown in Amman, presenting a rich variety in terms of content and approaches to filmmaking.