Submission Deadline has been extended to the 28th of April 2019 by midnight -Jordan’s time
In 2005 the Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC) launched Rawi (Storyteller), a screenplay development lab. For its first 11 years, the lab was run in collaboration with the Sundance Institute and is modeled on the Institute’s renowned Screenwriters Lab. Independent Arab screenwriters (Fellows) are offered the chance to develop their work in a uniquely creative environment under the guidance of internationally acclaimed screenwriters from all over the world (Creative Advisors).
Over the past fourteen years, Rawi supported 105 emerging screenwriters. Completed projects by Rawi’s alumni include: Pomegranates and Myrrh by Najwa Najjar, Amreeka by Cherien Dabis, Son of Babylon by Mohamed Al Daradji, The Fifth String by Selma Bargach, My Brother The Devil by Sally El Hosaini, Detroit Unleaded by Rola Nashef, Wadjda by Haifaa Al-Mansour, I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Khadija Al-Salami, 3000 Nights by Mai Masri, Until The End of Time by Yasmine Chouikh and Tramontane by Vatche Boulghourijian.
- Rawi Screenwriters Lab is open for screenwriters, co-writers, or writers/directors.
- Screenwriters working on their first or second narrative feature screenplay can apply.
- Applicants must submit a complete narrative feature screenplay. (meaning the script needs to be in the range of 90-120 pages to qualify unless there is a proper justification for having more or less pages)
- Only Arab screenwriters/filmmakers are eligible to apply, regardless of their country of residence.
To participate, please submit a complete filled out online application form.
For more information about the application please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org