The opening ceremony included the speech of the association, a video clip about Omani women, present and civilization, and another clip of the excerpts of the participating films and the honoring of a number of workers in the field of cinema and media, in addition to the scenes of the Omani film “The Druj”. Including 41 films from 14 countries.
The festival aims to encourage workers in the film field to address topics, issues and challenges related to children and women, whether at the Arab or international level, in a cinematic format. The short documentaries.
The program of the Women and Children Film Festival, which will run from 21-25 of this December, includes film screenings over a period of three days, which will be held at the headquarters of the Omani Society for Cinema and Theater, in addition to a number of accompanying events such as a workshop criticizing women’s films in Arab and international cinema, a cinematic make-up workshop and a session The cinematic experience of writing for children, along with fashion shows.
Regarding the opening ceremony, Laila bint Habib Al Hamdoun, director of the festival, said: “We are honored to attend the opening ceremony of the festival. To attend film shows at the headquarters of the Omani Society for Cinema and Theater and to learn about the types of issues that arise, and their social dimensions, so that we can together understand these issues and devise optimal solutions.
The festival will shed light on women’s and children’s films and encourage and develop them. The festival also aims to encourage dialogue between cultures and increase and promote artistic movement in the Sultanate. The festival’s objectives come in presenting societal issues about women and children in a cinematic framework and with a new and different vision for society, showing their societal suffering, spreading cinematic cultural awareness and highlighting the importance and role of women and children in society. Omani. And the Arab and international, and the development achieved by women in all fields of education, economy, leadership, etc., opening the way and activating the cinematic movement to make short films related to women and children, encouraging the cinematic movement to produce films related to women and children among the youth, and honoring women working in the artistic field by highlighting their films and activities.
A number of Arab artists, directors and writers are also participating in the judging committees, and they are the artist and director Maryam Al-Ghamdi, chair of the jury for short documentaries, with director Anwar Al-Ruzaiqi, media personality Mabrouka Khadir, and director Jamil Al-Yaqoubi. Janan Al Issa, and director Anis Al-Aswad.
It is worth noting that the International Short Film Festival for Women and Children in Muscat will close its activities on Sunday, December 25th.
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