Designed solely for movie buffs who also have very short attention spans, the Jordan Short Film Festival is taking place all this week at Muhtaraf Al-Remaal in Jabal Al-Weibda. If you don’t know where that is, don’t fret. The directions are rather easy if you actually follow them. And speaking of locations, what I find interesting about this particular festival is that it’s also showing in the Gaza refugee camp, the Ghour Haditha Park by the Dead Sea as well as the Abdulhameed Shoman Foundation & Library by the Iraqi embassy. That’s covering a lot of demographics for a change.
Anyways. The films last night were surprisingly good. I won’t say anything else, but if you’re looking for something to do between 6 and 9pm, there are a bunch of international and arab short films showing every night. The average film lasts about 20 minutes and are not all child-friendly. The seats are extremely limited and not very comfortable; a reminder that this festival was put together on a shoestring budget, which is befitting of the films being shown. But I can’t say it’s not entertaining.