Riyadh to host Gulf Film Festival this April

It’s the fourth edition of the festival…

Lights, camera, action. The capital has long-welcomed incredible global and regional events, and this April, the Gulf Film Festival will be taking centre-stage in Riyadh.

Held under the patronage of the Saudi Minister of Culture and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Film Commission Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud, the capital will be welcoming Gulf Film Festival starting on Sunday April 14 and going on until Thursday April 18.

The festival will serve two purposes, purpose: supporting the regional film industry and fostering artistic exchange on a global scale. The ultimate aim is to create and cultivate a thriving Gulf film industry that empowers local talent, celebrates Gulf values, and strengthens cultural identity.

The Gulf Film Festival will showcase a competitive selection of 29 films from all GCC countries and honour veteran actors for their contributions to Gulf cinema. There will also be a platform for learning and development through three training workshops.

You can also look forward to six educational seminars focused on fostering artistic dialogue and raising awareness of cinema’s social impact.

That’s not all though. Film-makers will also vie for prestigious awards across various filmmaking categories, including short films, feature films, screenplays, soundtracks, and acting.

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