The films, which span across several genres and themes, have been lined up for the +12 audience from 5 pm to 6 pm.
FUNN, a Sharjah-based organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting media arts learning, has announced that it will screen five short films tomorrow, the second day of its virtual event, ‘Let’s Have FUNN’. The films, which span across several genres and themes, have been lined up for the +12 audience from 5 pm to 6 pm.
The event brings together a line-up of Arab and international artists, filmmakers and industry experts to deliver a series of creative workshops and participate in discussions, in addition to film screenings, from November 12 – 16.
Available for free streaming on the FUNN website, the films include Balance is Zero directed by Sayed Abdullah Alrefai. It is a five-minute-long meditation on the conflict between mind and emotion. The Arabic film, with English subtitles, details how reason wins over the protagonist who is about to commit a crime.
The second screening is French film Opale, a silent four-minute film directed by Marion Aknin, Basile Delille, Vincent Leclerc, Iles Machou and Leopold Prengere. The animation film details the adventures of a young woman, Claire, who faces imminent danger brought about by flash floods while on her way to Opale Café where her boyfriend is waiting for her.
Kernel is an eight-minute homegrown film from the UAE, in Arabic with English subtitles, directed by Abdullah Al Ali. The film follows a little boy who swallows the seed while eating a date and is terrified when his mother teases him telling him not to drink water as it would help the seed sprout into a tree in his stomach.
The fourth film of the day is the animated silent short Muedra, directed by Cesar Diaz Melendez from Spain, that chronicles the adventures of a lizard-like creature that lives in water. It decides to explore land for the first time and comes across many wonderments.
The last film is an 18-minute Egyptian film on women empowerment, Ghalia, directed by debutant Ayman Sakr. In Arabic with English subtitles, it tells the story of Ghalia, a young widow cowed down by a patriarchal society. An innocent question by her little daughter one day impacts her and she decides to fight back to live her own life.
The films that will be screened on Wednesday include The Plant, The Last Day of Autumn, I Found Out What To Do, and The Butterfly. All the films are suitable for children up to the age of 11.