The films will be screened for free tomorrow on the FUNN website from 5 pm to 5:40 pm
FUNN, a Sharjah-based organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting media arts learning, has revealed a line-up of five short films for the fourth day of its virtual event, ‘Let’s Have FUNN’. The films will be screened for free tomorrow from 5 pm to 5:40 pm
Accessible on the FUNN website, the line-up includes a six-minute film from Saudi Arabia, Embracing Amazement, directed by Mohammed Almousa. The film chronicles the journey of a family to Al-Hasa, where they find themselves enchanted by its pastoral beauty and moved by its people’s all-embracing acceptance.
Bear With Me, an award-winning animation film from the Netherlands directed by Daphna Awadish, is a meditation on the fate of immigrants around the world who are shunned and discriminated against but carry on with their struggle. The English language film is subtitled in Arabic.
Directed by award-winning filmmakers Elena Beatrice and Daniele Lince, Monster Sitter is the story of a monster-sitter, Giacomo Rosetti, whose parents fear for his life all the time because part of his duty is to feed the monster. The Italian language film is subtitled in both English and Arabic.
Pantin, a six-minute silent animation film, follows a young, curious boy who suddenly discovers a ‘treadmill of life’ one day and hops on it without a second thought. Initially, his journey is fun, but as the pace of the treadmill picks up, he realises it might be a trap.
The animated Spanish film, Talent Scout chronicles the rise and fall of a renowned talent scout Dominique who discovers an extraordinary talent in Sofia, a flamenco dancer from Spain. His greatest discovery also turns out to be his downfall. The film is directed by Jose Herrera and won the Goya Award for Best Animated Film in Spain.
The virtual event’s Friday showcase includes three films, Cat Lake City, Paper Kite, and Cracks in The Pavement. All the films are suitable for children up to the age of 11.