It aims to highlight the skills and talents of students, offering them a platform for receiving constructive feedback and gaining recognition within the larger cinematic community.
The King Abdulaziz University Film Festival, under the theme “We Dream Through Your Eyes,” is set to unfold today, November 14, according to a report by Arab News.
This one-day cinematic festival, a brainchild of the communication and media college, symbolises a significant step in cultivating creativity and innovation within the dynamic realm of filmmaking.
The festival will be graced by the presence of Hana Abdullah Ali Al-Nuaim, the acting president of KAU.
Ayman Naji Bajnaid, the dean of the college, underscored the festival’s role as a key component in a comprehensive series of initiatives aimed at enriching educational and training programmes.
These initiatives seamlessly align with the Vision 2030 objectives, underscoring the college and university’s dedication to contributing to the nation’s developmental goals.
Bajnaid emphasised the pivotal role played by the visual and audio production department within the college, acknowledging the outstanding skills and excellence exhibited by students in crafting a noteworthy collection of dramatic and documentary films.
He sees this as a promising indication of a bright future for these talented individuals within the film industry, contributing significantly to the growth and diversification of Saudi cinema.
The festival’s programme ensures a captivating experience for attendees, featuring the screening of 10 diverse films, critique sessions led by esteemed committee members, award presentations honouring the winning films, and special recognition for all participants.
The primary goal is to showcase the talents of students while providing a platform for constructive feedback and acknowledgement within the broader cinematic community.
The cinematic celebration is scheduled to kick off at 10 AM at the King Faisal Conference Center on the university campus.