Saudi Film Festival - Day 4

Saudi Film Festival - Day 4 Saudi Film Festival - Day 4
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Saudi Film Festival - Day 4
date:
Monday, 28 Mar
place:
Dammam - Culture and Arts Association in Dammam
time:
04:02 am - 05:30 pm

Saudi Film Festival - Day 4

Saudi Film Festival is a non-profit initiative to develop Saudi Arabia filmmaking. It is organized and executed by the Saudi Arabian Society for Cultural and Arts. It takes place in the first quarter of the year in Dammam city. At its first edition in 2008, 40 short films were featured. The second edition in 2015 concurred with the mass increase of filmmaking interest in Saudi Arabia. 104 films and 74 scenarios were registered, from which 66 films and 34 scenarios were nominated to compete for the festival's trophies. Since its first edition, the festival strives to be a solid platform from which the Saudi filmmakers both professionals and amateurs can develop and excel.

 

The filmmakers compete in the festival's three categories: Short Narrative Films, Short Documentary Films and Scenario. The Student Films category was introduced in 2015 due to the large number of Saudi students who are interested in filmmaking.

 

In believe of the power of visual arts, accompanied by the demand to make films that presents the Saudi Arabian Identity, the festival comes as an annual event where the Saudi filmmakers meet for five days in one place, to exchange ideas and experiences under the supervision of SASCA and the Ministry of Culture and Information support. During this period, the festival offers workshops and seminars that are presented by celebrated professional in various fields. To encourage and support the local film community, the festival offers many awards and grants to the winners of each category. In addition to honoring the pioneers who contributed to the filmmaking industry and issuing many publications related to the industry.

 

All films will be displayed in their original language (Arabic or English). However, most films contain English subtitles. The films will be screened in Hall#1 (heater Hall) and Hall#4 (Cultural hub ) at SASCA.

 


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