Saudi Film Festival to be held online in September

Saudi Film Festival to be held online in September
A Saudi woman wearing a protective mask walks past the movie screen board at VOX Cinema in Riyadh Park Mall, after the government lifted the coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 25, 2020. (REUTERS)
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Updated 31 July 2020

Saudi Film Festival to be held online in September

Saudi Film Festival to be held online in September
  • Films and scripts selected for the festival will be announced shortly along with details of competitions and workshops

DAMMAM: The Saudi Film Festival will be held virtually from Sept. 1-6 and broadcast online, its organizing committee said.
Interviews with filmmakers as well as workshops will be among highlights of the festival’s sixth edition. Audiences will watch the festival live and vote for their favorite films. Organizers said the decision to livestream the festival was taken in light of the coronavirus pandemic, which would deter many from attending.
Films and scripts selected for the festival will be announced shortly along with details of competitions and workshops.
Since its first edition in 2008, the festival has celebrated and screened Saudi films, giving local productions access to a wider audience. SPA Dammam