Lifestyle — 05.03.24

The “Sharjah Cinema Days” achieved remarkable success that reflects the vitality of the cultural scene in Sharjah.

The initiative, organized by the FANN Foundation – Media Discovery Platform, was able to attract more than 5,000 visitors, who took part in film screenings and workshops. They enjoyed a series of entertainment and musical performances and interacted with the group of installation artworks. The initiative activities were hosted in Buhais – the geopark in Sharjah.

Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director General of the FANN Foundation & SIFF indicated that the success achieved by the initiative reflects the importance of its role and influence in enriching the local cultural scene. She said: “The Sharjah Cinema Days initiative contributed to opening horizons for filmmakers, directors, and artists, and enabling them to express their points of view and produce various artistic works and designs that highlight their ability to contribute to the local artistic movement.”


Sheikha Jawaher added: “The remarkable success achieved by the initiative confirms the need for the local artistic and cultural sector to have an innovative platform that contributes to supporting and empowering talents and works to create a creative environment capable of giving creators in the fields of cinema and visual and performing arts the opportunity to learn about different artistic experiences.”

The “Sharjah Cinema Days” initiative could not have succeeded without the contributions of volunteers and their efforts as they guided visitors and provided the facilities they needed to ensure that they obtained an integrated artistic experience, in addition to their participation in the processes of organizing various activities and workshops throughout the event, to reflect this is the keenness of the FANN Foundation – Media Discovery Platform to involve young people in all its cultural and artistic activities, to develop their capabilities and enhance their knowledge in the cultural and artistic sector.