The conference will foster cultural exchange among critics, writers and film enthusiasts.
Egyptian film critic Ahmed Shawky and Egyptian filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah are set to host a discussion on film criticism at the inaugural edition of the Film Criticism Conference, scheduled to be held at the Cultural Palace in Riyadh from November 7 to 12, 2023.
Director Yousry Nasrallah is set to engage in a conversation centred around “the relationship between the art of filmmaking and the critical analysis of films.”
The conference, titled “Beyond the Frame,” is expected to delve into the broader perspectives and concepts of cinema. Presented by the Saudi Film Commission, this event is poised to foster a comprehensive understanding of cinema by offering a platform for cultural exchange, uniting film critics, academics, and cinephiles alike.
The Film Criticism Conference will be a multifaceted experience, featuring a diverse array of activities, including interactive workshops, film screenings, and panel discussions with prominent regional and global filmmakers and critics.
The conference will also provide a platform for analysing 10 selected films known for their rich content, with directors from different countries offering their insights. These activities aim to enhance the understanding of the different expressions of art and culture in cinema and their role in the broader cinematic landscape.
The event is held in collaboration with the Diplomatic Quarter of The Royal Commission for Riyadh City and a media partnership with Sollywood, the news platform for cinema.