The Sharjah International Film Festival for Children & Youth (SIFF), the Arab region’s first film fete that celebrates children’s and youth cinema, will organise the Children’s Cinema Global Forum remotely on Jan.29-30.
The UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth (MCY) has signed a partnership agreement with FUNN to jointly establish a framework for coordination between both parties in organising the Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF) for a period of five years.
SIFF’s vast repository of high-quality content spanning series, films, cartoons, songs, stories, and educational videos, will be available free-of-charge on MENA Mobile’s Bustan app.
Despite the many challenges for those engaged in the children’s film industry, including the lack of online access to all children during the current circumstances, “the future for children’s cinema remains very bright,” said Firdoze Bulbulia of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Film Festival in South Africa.
Scheduled to be held from Oct.11-16, SIFF is one of the most anticipated cultural events organised by Sharjah and is the first film festival in the UAE and the Arab region to celebrate children’s and youth cinema.
The Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF) has announced a new batch of nine international films from eight countries available for free streaming on its website until the end of July.
Despite cinema closures in the UAE and around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF) will continue to bring the magic of cinema to young generations, and this time to their homes.
The Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF) has launched a four-phase ‘Junior Jurors’ training programme to support and develop the capabilities of talented children and youth aspiring to be jury members in the Child and Youth-made Film category at the ninth edition of the festival set to kickstart in October this year.
From The Jungle Book’s Neel Sethi to The Room’s Jacob Tremblay, top young actors from around the world have made celebrity appearances at every edition of the Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF).