Jordan joins as a filming destination in the second edition of SHOOTING LOCATIONS MARKETPLACE. This event, organised by Feria de Valladolid and the Spain Film Commission, will bring together location scouts, producers, filming destinations and ancillary services companies in a networking space on 20 and 21 October, where they will be able to reach favourable commercial agreements for all parties involved.

The ROYAL FILM COMMISSION – JORDAN (RFC) is a Jordanian public body with financial and administrative autonomy that provides production services for film and television productions in the country. Through the RFC, filmmakers can obtain extensive information on filming in Jordan, as well as the necessary permits. Location scouting and equipment intake in Jordan are also offered.

Filmmakers will enjoy the country’s diverse landscapes and more than 300 days of sunshine, with 10-14 hours of daylight and a moderate climate. Over the past 60 years, major films have been shot in the territory, from “Lawrence of Arabia” to contemporary tentpole films such as “Dune”, “Star Wars: Episode IX”, “Aladdin” and “The Martian”.

Another incentive for filming in Jordan is the cash rebate, which varies between 10% and 25%, depending on the expense. Productions are exempt from Jordanian taxes. Combined with the cash rebate, they can get up to 45% back.