Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival to begin Oct. 8

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Sharjah, Aug 6 (IANS/WAM) The Sharjah International Childrens Film Festival (SICFF) 5th edition will be held from October 8 to 13.

Organised by FUNN — Sharjah Media Arts for Youth and Children, an arts organisation, the festival will showcase films, conduct movie workshops and media arts activities.

“… The festival plays an essential role in bringing international films and new media content to children and young people in the region and this year’s edition has a host of activities formulated to open up the wonderful world of movie-making to such creative young minds,” said Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director of FUNN and SICFF.

“SICFF is more than just a celebration of the moving image. It was established to encourage children to work together, to share ideas and to undergo new experiences. It aspires to connect young people with world cultures and to enhance peace by showing how people from different regions, races and religions can live happily side by side,” she added.

FUNN aims to nurture future generations of creative artists in media and film and promote new works made by the United Arab Emirates’ young filmmakers at international film festivals and conferences worldwide, she said.

–IANS/WAM

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