Sharjah, 13th October / WAM / An elite of independent filmmakers affirmed that freedom and unconditional funding are the most important elements of independent film. This came in a panel discussion organized by the Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth under the title “Independent Films”…
Sharjah, October 13 / WAM / An elite of independent filmmakers confirmed that
Freedom and unconditional funding are the most important elements of the independent film, and their definitions came
The features that distinguish independent cinema are similar, and their views about
Difficulties facing the production and marketing of this type of film in the cinema market
and its festivals.
This came in a panel discussion organized by the Sharjah Film Festival
International Children and Youth Themed “Independent Films” directed by the actor
And Emirati director Nawaf Al-Janahi, and Emirati director Khaled
Mahmoud, Egyptian director Sherif El-Bandary, filmmaker and creative advisor
Mahmoud Kaabour and Hana Kazem, director of the local film and television department at Imagination
In response to the fundamental question posed by the session regarding the definition of
The independent film.. Director Sherif El-Bandary saw through his experience that spanned since
15 years that there is an individual privacy in the definition of the independent film and from his point of view
Independence in filmmaking means the freedom the director deserves because he
He goes on to work out of the flock and out of a commercial cinematic context in exchange for that
He makes a film that gives him freedom at the level of selecting subjects and the form of production
The goal of the work.
As for director Khaled Al Mahmoud, he defines the independent film through
The source of its funding so that the work team does not depend on a single funding body that may be imposed
Its perspective and lines or obliges the director to a style of work that affects the independence of the film
He also agreed with Sherif Al-Bandari on the condition of freedom and said that independent films
It faces difficulty in financing, unlike cinematic works that are adopted by companies
Produce and then take care of marketing.
In his definition of independent films, the director of documentaries said:
Mahmoud Kaabour that its engine is one person who invented his idea as a student does
PhD degree, but the difference between them is that the independent filmmaker implements his idea within
A team work team and bears many responsibilities for technical matters from different angles.
In turn, director Hana Kazem said that independent cinema is flourishing
In the areas to which it is provided with funding that supports the director and gives him the freedom to
He doesn’t have it when working with large studios and production companies.. and she saw that
Independent films are underfunded and rely mainly on grants
Private financing and this concession is not widely available in the region
The participants in the session discussed how the film director preserves
Independent on his independence and the possibility of achieving this in the event that a compatible product is available
With the director in the cinematic vision, and his interventions do not change the course of the film
About the director’s vision for the film.
To solve the production dilemmas in independent cinema, the participants concluded
In the session, the importance of giving an extra dimension to independent films allows it to
The possibility of showing in the halls next to commercial films and that a maker seeks
The independent film has to work with production institutions that guarantee the marketing aspect
for the movie.
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