During its eighth session, which starts on Sunday, October 10, the Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth presents 48 films that are shown for the first time in seven different categories. , and four films in the Gulf countries, and four films in the UAE.
The list of films shown for the first time in the world within the festival’s activities includes two Emirati films, the first titled “Childhood Trauma” by Emirati director Safaa Azrayesh. Sarah Al-Ali sheds light on the importance of perseverance and not despair when facing difficulties and challenges. The two films compete in the “Short Gulf Films” category. The list also includes the movie “A Sweet Taste of Darkness” in Persian by Mitra Rais Mohammadi.
The activities of this year’s edition of the festival will witness the premiere of the animated film “The Last Round” among 34 films shown for the first time in the Middle East. Help his sister to become a pianist.
The list of films shown for the first time in the Gulf countries includes the movie “The Little Boat That Wanted To Fly,” which won the Best Children’s Film category at the International Animation Film Festival 2020.
The list also includes the movie “The Orphanage” by the Afghan director Shahrbanou Sadat, the movie “In My Dream” by the Turkish director Murad Sheri, and the movie “Barcode” by the Saudi director Muhammad Al-Ghamdi.
Films celebrating their premiere in the UAE include “Ander” by Kazakh director Alina Mustafana, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival – Independent Film Festival, in addition to the Best Documentary Award at the Ajyal Film Festival Awards in Qatar 2020.
This short documentary highlights the life of five-year-old Ander, who suffers from asthma and a severe allergy to dairy products. the rest of the children.
The list includes the movie “Comfortable Situation” directed by a number of children aged 8-12 years from the Republic of Uzbekistan, the movie “The Six” by Susana Mirghani, and the movie “Withholding” by Saudi director Muhammad Al Atabani.
This year’s edition of the festival, which is organized by the “Fan” Foundation, which is concerned with promoting and supporting media art for children and young people in the UAE, will be held completely remotely, and more than 80 films will be shown over its six days, and it will allow cinema enthusiasts of children and young people to watch all these films for free from During registration via the following link (www.siff.ae).
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