Emirates News Agency – 9th Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth ends

SHARJAH, 16th October, 2022 (WAM) — The curtains have fallen on the 9th Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF), held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA).

The 2022 edition, held under the theme “Think Film”, ended on Saturday after six days of fun activities including hands-on workshops, educational activities and the screening of a total of 95 short films, animations, documentaries and feature films. films from 43 countries.

Organized by FUNN, the Sharjah-based entity that promotes media arts learning among children and young people, the 2022 edition of SIFF attracted over 30,000 visitors, including children and young people across the Arab Emirates. united, as well as actors, directors and artists from the region and beyond.

The 9th edition hosted no less than 34 expert-led workshops led by a distinguished group of directors, filmmakers and film professionals.

Competing in seven categories, the winners of the 9th edition were announced at the closing ceremony and chosen from a total of 95 films from 43 countries.

Commenting on the festival, Sheikha Jawaher Bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director of FUNN and SIFF, said, “For six days, moviegoers of all ages engaged in activities designed to hone their creative skills and talents in various aspects of filmmaking. filmmaking. The festival’s diverse agenda of film screenings, educational workshops and entertaining activities collectively affirmed the role of film and the arts in building a better future for younger generations.

She added: “Although the curtains have fallen on SIFF 2022, we continue our journey, which stems from the vision of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Governor of Sharjah, and the support of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, President of SCFA, to enrich and build the capacity of our younger generations in the creative arts to better serve our communities.

“I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to our partners, supporters and participants for having greatly contributed to the success of the 9th edition. We now look forward to enriching our next editions with more creativity and imagination and to strengthening the role of cinema in stimulating the creative energies of children and young people and helping to realize their ambitions and dreams,” said concluded Sheikha Jawaher.

During the closing ceremony, the SIFF also honored its partners of the 9th edition.

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