Ammon News – The Royal Film Commission (RFC) and the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (9MoU) on Monday, with the support of the French Embassy in Amman, to strengthen and expand their cooperation in the field of training professionals and students in the audiovisual industry.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by RFC Director General Mohannad Al Bakri and Deputy Director of INA’s Training/Expertise Department, Stéphanie Rabourdin, at the Commission’s premises in Amman.
The signing took place in the presence of Gilles Roulland, responsible for cooperation at the French Embassy, as well as members of staff from the RFC and the French Embassy.
The collaboration between the RFC and the INA dates back to 2019 with the organization of a Documentary Lab. Following its successful track record in mentoring and training young professionals in the audiovisual sector, both parties have sought to expand their efforts under this MoU.
The MoU stipulates the provision of training courses and seminars by INA for Jordanian professionals and students in the film and audiovisual industry.
In addition, the INA will support the design of training programs as well as the training of future trainers delegated by the RFC, in addition to the participation of the RFC and the INA in professional events organized by each of the parties. . In a related context,
INA has declared its readiness to identify French professionals in the fields of audiovisual and cinematographic production, through its participation in events organized by the Commission, and to organize relevant seminars and workshops within the framework of these events.
Al Bakri stressed the importance of cooperation with INA, saying, “It is a privilege for the RFC to work alongside the French National Audiovisual Institute. INA is a prestigious entity of international renown, which is strongly committed to the fields of cinema. and audiovisual production since 1975, and we are delighted to be able to benefit from his vast experience.”
He added, “We are confident that the upcoming trainings, in cooperation with INA, will help participants deepen their knowledge and advance their careers under the guidance of top film experts.”
Rabourdin said that “it is a privilege to cooperate with the Royal Film Commission and with talented professionals in the film and television industry in Jordan”.
She underlined that “the organization and co-creation of specific workshops/trainings will create new opportunities to develop audiovisual projects”.
She added that “capacity building” is at the heart of this audiovisual industry because film and television are constantly evolving. The INA is pleased to continue this partnership and is delighted to work on further projects with the Royal Film Commission.”
As part of the MoU, an Advanced Filmmaking Lab was led by Jean-Claude Mocik – Head of the Conceptual Thinking, Creative Writing and Production Department at INA – from May 22 to 30.