The six-day festival was broadcast live on YouTube and offered 24-hour access to 25 films.
The sixth edition of the Saudi Film Festival concluded on September 6, with the award winners being announced.
Among the winners, Arabic film And When Do I Sleep? by Husam Al-Sayed won the best feature film award whereas The Village by Mohammed Al-Hamadi won the best documentary award.
The six-day festival was broadcast live on YouTube and offered 24-hour access to 25 films and included live broadcasts of discussions with filmmakers, according to Arab News.
Festival director Ahmed Al-Mulla told Arab News: “In an unprecedented experience, the sixth edition of the Saudi Film Festival presented its programmes for six days, around the clock and online. I would like to congratulate the Golden Palm prizewinners and thank the audience who interacted with the festival channel for follow-up, comment, and discussion. I also congratulate all filmmakers who have participated with us in the various programs and events. They are our award and our golden palm tree, and we promise them a rich seventh edition soon.”
Held in partnership with the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts in Dammam and the support of the Ministry of Culture’s Film Commission, Saudi Film Festival showcases the national industry through screenings, competitions, discussions, workshops, and award ceremonies.