The collaboration seeks to strengthen ties and foster synergy between the two festivals and facilitate the exchange of expertise.
Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF) has signed a cooperative agreement with the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) on the second day of the SIFF.
The collaboration seeks to strengthen ties and foster synergy between the two festivals enhancing the quality and execution of their activities while facilitating the exchange of expertise and experiences. The agreement was signed by Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director of FANN and SIFF, and the celebrated artist Hussein Fahmy, the President of CIFF.
Hussein Fahmy also participated in a session titled An Artist’s Journey, where he recounted the beginning of his
artistic journey and his transition from directing to acting. Reflecting on his journey, he said: “I have spent the majority of my life immersed in the world of cinema, which captivated me with its vibrant palettes, diverse characters, and captivating narratives. It was here that I discovered the enchanting power of imagination, which significantly contributed to shaping my character and worldview. I embarked on my career as a director before transitioning to acting after my initial experience in the movie Fire of Longing which achieved remarkable success at the time.”
Other sessions on Day 2 of the fest included The Easy Guide to Making Films with iPhone hosted by content creator Dalia Hammoud. Hammoud, underscoring the transformative role of mobile phones in content creation, particularly in filming and production, said: “While traditional cameras provide superior quality, they demand more time and preparation in contrast to mobile phones, which have revolutionised the ease of filming, editing, and lighting due to their extensive capabilities and diverse smart applications.”
As part of the Green Carpet screenings, the Sharjah Film Festival hosted the Middle East screening of the Korean film She is from Another Planet directed by Sang Byun Ko.
The tenth edition of the festival runs until October 28 at Vox Cinemas in City Centre Al Zahia with a lineup of 81 films from 37 countries worldwide, including cinematic presentations from nations making their debut at the festival, such as the Kingdom of Bhutan, the Republics of Montenegro, Malta, Togo, and Vietnam.