Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

RFC Video Competition


In honor of As-Salt becoming Jordan’s first distinctive destination, the Royal Film Commission (RFC) in collaboration with the Jordan Tourism Board has launched a video competition and workshop that is open to Jordanian and resident filmmakers. This competition focuses on showcasing As-Salt as a tourism destination, highlighting anything from tourism experiences to As-Salt’s street life to historical architecture and the Harmony Trail.

According to Tala Zabalawi from RFC, “This competition will give the professionals and amateur video-makers in Jordan an opportunity to turn their passion into a video that promotes travel to the lovely city of As-Salt. It will also unleash their creativity to highlight reasons tourists and visitors should visit As-Salt.”

Three 10-day workshops in Amman, As-Salt, and Wadi Rum for all interested in learning the basics of tourism cinematography, sound recording and editing. USAID BEST is supporting RFC and JTB in funding the competition and equipping the workshops with speakers from Jordan Tourism Board to demonstrate the impact film tourism has for Jordan. Although the workshops in As-Salt and Amman have already begun, there is still a chance to participate in the Wadi Rum one.

Filmmakers of all levels are welcome to participate in the workshop and competition. The first-place winner will be awarded JD4,000, followed by JD2,000 for second and JD1,000 for third place. The winners will be chosen in August 2017. The videos will used to help spread awareness about Jordan and the historic city of AsSalt as a positive tourism destination. For more specific details about the competition, workshop and registration deadlines go to