Arab Cinema Center Takes Part in the Second Round of the Film and Television Careers Connection (FTCC)

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Arab Cinema Center Takes Part in the Second Round of the Film and Television Careers Connection (FTCC)

Arab Cinema Center (ACC) continues its tour of international and Arab film events following its extensive activities within the latest round of the Venice International Film Festival and and the 41st Toronto International Film Festival as it is set to take part in the Film and Television Careers Connection (FTCC), organized by the Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC), in Amman (22-24 September).

Under the umbrella of ACC, Film Analyst Alaa Karkouti, CEO of MAD Solutions (the organizer of ACC), will participate in a panel discussion titled "Distribution Panel" on film distribution in the Arab world on September 24th, alongside producer Bassam Heggawy.

The three-day Film and Television Careers Connection (FTCC) is concerned with jobs and professions in the audiovisual sector. It aims to bring together organizations, companies and individuals working in the field, in addition to students within one network to promote the film and television industries and spread awareness of the film renaissance that created over 5000 job opportunities in Jordan over the past 10 years. During FTCC, Prominent filmmakers will lead several seminars and discussion panels on different film topics, such as distribution, co-production, directing, acting, and others.

Last year, the first round of FTCC was a resounding success. It welcomed thousands of visitors and hundreds of distinguished filmmakers. This year's round is set to host representatives of major artistic organizations and companies, including Disney Studios and Netflix, among others.

About Arab Cinema Center (ACC)

Organized by MAD Solutions, Arab Cinema Center (ACC) opened the year with intensive activities at the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), followed by the 66th Berlinale, Qumra Doha Film Institute, the Center's first Arab stop since its launch in 2015, in addition to the Silk Road Film Festival in Ireland, and Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), the 69th Cannes Film Festival, the 69th Locarno Film Festival, and most recently the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival.

During the 2016's Cannes Festival, the Center launched the first issue of the Arab Cinema Magazine, the first English-language Arab publication entirely dedicated to international cinema, which will accompany the Center to shed light on the Arab film industry and the latest up and coming talents. The second issue of the Arab Cinema Magazine has been released at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.

Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is operating as an international promotional platform for Arab cinema as it provides Arab filmmakers with a professional window to connect with filmmakers from all over the world through a number of events that it organizes and provides networking opportunities with representatives of companies and institutions specialized in co-production and international distribution, among others.

In the beginning of this year, ACC revealed its year-round partnership with Variety magazine as the Center's media partner; in addition to a digital partnership with Festival Scope and a technology sponsorship with to promote ACC's events in 2016. Recently, the Center has also gained a new sponsor, .film, which provides domain name space for the film industry with the aim to fight copy-cat and piracy sites.

The Center's activities vary between Film Market main wings, introduction and networking sessions for Arab and foreign filmmakers, welcome parties, as well as meetings with international organizations and festivals, and the issuance of the Arab Cinema Magazine to be distributed at the leading international film festivals and markets.