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The Sixth Edition of the Saudi Film Festival is Set to Take Off Online Soon

King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture (Ithra)

The Saudi Film Festival is in partnership with the King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture (Ithra). Photo: Shutterstock

Commencing on Tuesday, September 1, the sixth edition of the Saudi Film Festival will showcase more than 50 films to audiences around the world through an online event running until September 6. In a bid to support and promote the work of Saudi filmmakers, audiences in the region and beyond will be invited to virtually attend screenings, seminars, and talks with members of the Kingdom‘s film fraternity. Streaming live on the festival’s YouTube channel, the event will air between 6pm to 11pm daily.

Organized by the Culture and Arts Association in Dammam, this year’s festival will include prestigious workshops and interactive panels with the likes of Lebanese film director Michel Kammoun and music trainer Ghia Al Rashidat. Additionally, alongside an independent international jury, the event will offer awards in four major categories; Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Student Film, and Best Script for Film Under Development. Myriad audience awards will also be granted in the form of Best Feature, Best Documentary, and Best Student Film.

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