The activities of the eighth session of the Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth succeeded in enhancing the public’s participation in discussion sessions, workshops, and film screenings, during the first four days, and reached film enthusiasts, children and young people from a distance, in many countries of the world, and film tours were allocated to students Emirates schools, where students from four to 18 years old enjoyed, on the third day of the festival, 20 short films, most notably: “The Dragon Zog and the Flying Doctor”, “Do Not Give Up”, “Girls Talk About Football”, and “No” Pestia (The Beast).
Today’s film schedule includes a selection of short films, including the movie “The Migrants”, which won the “View 2020” award for the best short film, and is shown for the first time in the Middle East, and tells the story of the journey of two polar bears forced to migrate due to global warming. Thermal, and trying to coexist with brown bears.
The schedule includes the Middle East premiere of “The Last Round”, a short animated film that deals with the concept of brotherhood and love that binds siblings, and tells the story of a young boxer living in Paris who tries by all means to help his sister become a pianist.
Student-made film screenings include “Dungeon,” which depicts how a person is tormented by his sins and haunted by the ghosts of the past, the comedy “The Shroud,” which describes the suffering of a tired man who cannot sleep due to the hustle and bustle of his housemates in a crowded southern China city, and “Three Walls.” And Roof” which tells a story similar to the story of Alice in Wonderland, about (Ava) a young girl lost in her dreams, and all of these films are shown for the first time in the Middle East.
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