The festival will celebrate a decade of Omani cinema with 115 movies, three premieres and two special nights with contemporary social themes.
The 10th Muscat International Film Festival (MIFF) from March 26-31, will celebrate a decade of Omani cinema with 115 movies, three premieres and two special nights with contemporary social themes echoing women power and childrens rights.
The festival plays host to film stars from around the world, including Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, award winning Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair, Egyptian actor Amr Waked, Syrian filmmaker Ghassan Massoud, Egyptian director Ali Badrakhan and Italian actor Franco Nero.
Organised by the Oman Film Society (OFS) and presented by the Ministry of Tourism in association with Oman Airports, the six-day festival will take place mostly at the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) auditorium in Seeb, while other venues will include Vox cinemas, Shatti cinemas, and Qurum City Centre.
Speaking about the two special nights in the festival, Mohammad Al Kindi, President of OFS and Miff, said: The nation turns the spotlight on women this month, with a two-day special on March 28-29 to mark the empowerment of women along with childrens rights. Films such as Queen of Katwe, Dear Maya and Pihu will be premiered at Miff.