Saudi Film Council launched to support cultural talent

Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Mazeed. (Courtesy photo)
Updated 21 March 2018
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Saudi Film Council launched to support cultural talent

RIYADH: The Saudi Film Council was launched on Tuesday to help develop the Kingdom’s cultural sector.
The launch by the General Culture Authority is the latest effort to establish and support new sectors that enhance society’s vitality and the economy’s diversity and prosperity, under the umbrella of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The authority’s executive chairman, Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Mazeed, said the authority is determined to support cultural talents and the cultural diversity in the Kingdom.
He added the council aims to develop a vital sector and a thriving environment for the films and content industry in the Kingdom through strategic and sustainable development mechanisms.
This can be achieved by resorting to the sector’s main axes: Development and complete care of talents programs; supportive and flexible legislative and executive frameworks; advanced infrastructure and technology for artistic production; availability of financing solutions and options; in addition to the cultural sector’s development initiatives all over the Kingdom.


More Saudi aid for Syrian kids in Lebanon

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More Saudi aid for Syrian kids in Lebanon

  • The aid was given as part of a joint program with the Lebanese Ministry of Education
JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has made a significant donation to Syrian schoolchildren sheltering in Lebanon.
KSRelief distributed 2,360 schoolbags and 1,710 winter kits to young refugees attending schools in the north of the country.
The aid was given as part of a joint program with the Lebanese Ministry of Education.
Students at Nabi Kzayber Official School, Tal Al-Zera’ah Official School and Halba Official School were among those who received bags, stationery and essential school supplies.
KSRelief has been providing multi-sectoral support to Syrian refugees living in neighboring countries, such as Lebanon and Jordan, since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011.