A committee of film experts and artists that was established in 1989 to diversify the cultural activities in the Foundation and create an atmosphere of engagement with different cultures. The committee works on selecting distinct types of films and discussing them with the audience during the weekly shows, in addition to inviting Arab directors, hosting artists, to spread film culture in the community.
Film director and researcher, Adnan holds a master's degree in television and documentary film from Moscow University in 1970. He directed the following documentaries:
- "Sulaymaniyah Hospital" 1971
- "A melody for several chapters" 1973
- "Wedding Color" 1973
- "News about Tal Al-Zaatar" 1976
- "Palestinian Visions" 1977
He also wrote the script for the TV movie “An Extraordinary Visit” directed by Najda Anzour. He prepared the script for the Jordanian feature film “An Oriental Story” for Anzour. In 1991, he prepared the TV program “Film from a Book” for the Near East TV production and the TV program “Black and White” for the Arab Center for production.
Member of the jury in many Arab and international film festivals, cinema consultant at the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, he has written criticism in several Arab newspapers and published written and translated books in cinema and literature.
Film critic and researcher, member of the Jordanian Writers Association, penned many studies and film research in various Arab newspapers and magazines, founding member of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation Film Committee. Headed the cultural department of the Jordan News Agency "Petra". He participated in many Arab and international film events and shows in Amman.
He has published several books on film criticism, including:
- "Cinema and Cinematic Culture in Jordan", Dar Al-Bairaq, Amman, 1991.
- “Now on the white screen”, Dar Al-Nisr, Amman 1992
- "Cinematic Anthology" (co-authored), Shoman Foundation, Amman, 1996.
- "Atbat Al-Bahja: Writing in Jordanian Films", Amman 2013.
- "Shashat al-Nur... Screens of Light", Amman, 2005.
- "Jordanian Cinema: Manifestaions and Dreams", Amman 2018.
Film critic and architect, she holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Jordan, and a diploma in film and television arts from Al-Khwarizmi College. A member of the Jordanian Writers Association, she has written for many local and Arab newspapers and websites, and a book titled "The Screen of Dreams and Pain - Cinematic Films" was published for her. Rania presented several working papers related to cinema, including "Cinema and Network of Funding", and "The Image of Women in Jordanian Feature Films between 1957-2018". She directed several programs and short films, in addition to her work in the engineering field.
Journalist and film critic, cultural and artistic editor in many newspapers and news websites, Secretary of the Jordanian Film Club until 1989, and a member of the Film Committee at the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation since its establishment until today. He prepared weekly programs on Jordan TV and evaluated many television programs, series, and scripts.
Rasmy held many jobs; He was the secretary of the Film and Video Censorship Board at the Ministry of Information, head of the local press department in the Department of Press & Publications, and director of compilations at the Media Authority.
He was a member of several jury committees, such as the Nadoor Film Festival Committee, the Karama Festival Committee, and the Arab Critics Award Committee at the Damascus Film Festival. He participated in many local, Arab, and international film festivals.
He is the author of many books. He participated in the publications of the Film Committee at the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, the book "Things for Life" published in Egypt, and the book "Cinema and Life - Models of Arab Cinema", about the Jordanian Ministry of Culture.
Film critic and retired dentist graduated from Damascus University in 1965. He practiced medicine until 2011.
Photographer and founding member of the Jordan Photographic Society, member of the administrative board of the Jordanian Chess Club for one year, active in many film clubs, and a founding member of the Film Committee of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation in 1989.
He has many translations and articles on film criticism.
Noureddine is a published author. So far, he's published two novels, a collection of short tales, and a collection of handwritten poems. A member of "Al Nawaris" poetic group. He studied engineering at university and worked in international and local organizations in the development and training sector. For two years, he was in charge of the Film House library at the Royal Film Commission, where he also graduated as a producer from the Commission's filmmaking course and served as an assistant coach in a number of critique and animation courses. At the Royal Film Commission, he organized two cinema clubs, one of which was dedicated to library visitors. For three years, he worked as a director in the educational film industry, and currently works as a teacher's resources support specialst in a private school. He has provided a number of technical consultations for film scripts and teaches creative and analytical writing classes.
Mahmoud Al-Zawawi (Former committee member)
Critic and writer specializing in world cinema. He holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from George Washington University. He served as director of the Arabic section of the Voice of America between (1987-1994). He took the position of bureau chief and Voice of America correspondent in the Middle East. He has published 13 books on American Film and has written and translated scripts for many short films. He also offered multiple training courses, penned articles and investigative reports for many newspapers in Washington and the Arab countries.