The Jordan Short Film Festival
Founded in 2004 by filmmaker Hazim Bitar, The Jordan Short Film Festival (JSFF) started as a short film cinema week to provide film aficionados in Jordan with an opportunity to screen Jordanian short films produced by the Amman Filmmakers Cooperative (AFC) and other Jordanian and Palestinian indie filmmakers. Later, the JSFF launched two main competitions: the International short film competition and the Arab short film competition.
There are other competitions that take place parallel to the festival, such as the Mobile Phone Film Competition and All.Films.Look.Alike amateur filmmakers competition.
The JSFF holds periodic screenings year-round in various areas of Jordan and in conjunction with other international festivals. The JSFF regularly partners with various cultural institutions such as the Shoman Foundation, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, French Cultural Center, Spanish Agency for Cultural Cooperation, and Arab Fund for Arts and Culture.
The JSFF is Jordan's only competitive and independent short film festival.
THE FESTIVAL HAS BEEN SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY.