Emirates News Agency – Arab Heritage Film Festival kicks off on Khorfakkan Beach

Emirates News Agency – Arab Heritage Film Festival kicks off on Khorfakkan Beach
Emirates News Agency – Arab Heritage Film Festival kicks off on Khorfakkan Beach

Sharjah, October 19 / WAM / The activities of the second edition of the Arab Heritage Film Festival have started on Khorfakkan Beach – the course of the late artist Ismat Yahya – and will continue until October 21, with the aim of preserving Arab heritage through the art of cinema and heritage cinema in light of a remarkable turnout from Lovers and guardians of heritage and memory, where the events began with folk art paintings by the Sharjah National Band, which received the approval and interaction of the audience.

The opening included speeches by His Excellency Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Musallam, President of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage and Honorary President of the Festival, Artist Director Abdullah Al Junaibi, President of the Festival, Dr. Hind Esmat Yahya, Head of the Festival Jury, and Dr. Islam Ezz Al Arab, Founder and Director of the Festival. A video presentation of the jury, film and photography competitions, followed by the screening of the film “Living Memory”, and concluded the activities of the first day by honoring the sponsors.

His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Musallam pointed out that the Arab Heritage Film Festival this year bears the logo of one of the Arab heritage figures who have dedicated their lives to serving and preserving heritage. He is the late Dr. Esmat Yahya, which contains many rich contents that reflect the importance of the image in documenting heritage through the program. The accompanying intellectual as well as film and photo presentations.

The festival includes a competition for documentary films / heritage film / short films with a duration of no more than 30 minutes and long films of more than 30 minutes and their themes on folk, civilized and natural heritage. In the field of its general activity, provided that this character is chosen from any Arab country, and it is not required that he be a cinematographer.

The second day of the event includes the holding of the inaugural symposium at the Oceanic Hotel & Spa in Khorfakkan, which deals with the role of cultural institutions in preserving heritage, the Sharjah Heritage Institute as a model, during which Dr. During which researcher Fatima Al-Mughni from the UAE and researcher Hafsa Waqna from Algeria, and it is directed by Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hafez.

The festival will witness film screenings within the festival competition, including Horse Snaps by Moroccan director Malika Maa Al-Aynain, Al-Basqat by Libyan director Tariq Al-Huni, Gharb Suhail by Egyptian director Mako Youssef, The Missing Piece by Omani director Hussein Al-Balushi, and the museum film by Algerian director Jamal Pasha Aviolite by Omani director Mohamed Al-Droushi Mosaic Damascene by the Syrian director Muhammad Khalil Abu Mahnah and Golden Fingers by the Sudanese director Azza Nasr.

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