Sharjah Art Foundation, in cooperation with Sharjah Media City “Shams”, launched the “Muhtaraf Film” project as part of the Sharjah Film Platform in its third session, which will be held from 14 to 21 November, in line with its commitment to support and nurture cinematic talent regionally and internationally.
The “Film Professional” project includes four main initiatives: the script lab, the pre-production strategy cycle, the participatory forum, and the virtual film distribution market. These initiatives support and nurture cinematic talents through professional workshops that focus on the different stages of filmmaking.
Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, President of the Sharjah Art Foundation, said: “We are pleased to launch the film professional in partnership with Shams, including the distinct and comprehensive cinematic initiatives involved in this project .. We have always established the Sharjah Film Platform as an annual festival that brings together filmmakers and fans from the Emirates and all over the world. They have support in all possible ways, whether by granting production, or by providing expertise and knowledge that enables them to develop their technical work.
Dr. Khaled Omar Al Midfa, President of Sharjah Media City, said: “Shams offers a variety of opportunities for filmmakers to work on the creative projects they prefer and since its inception it has encouraged all kinds of talents, embraced arts and culture, and provided the necessary resources to help talented individuals embark on their journey. ”This program gives the participants an opportunity to be part of the film industry.
Sheikha Noura Al Mualla, Director of Education and Research at the Foundation, stressed the importance of these initiatives in terms of knowledge and education, noting that through the “Film Professional” project, filmmakers of different artistic practices and diversity will be provided with additional resources that contribute to encouraging and supporting them at the individual level and motivating them. Industry in general, where the professional provides guidance and counseling on many issues related to the seventh art such as production mechanisms, script writing and film distribution.
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