36 films qualified for Second Al Sharqiyah International Film Festival 2024
Sur: The Oman Film Society and the organizing committee of the Second Al Sharqiyah International Film Festival in the Wilayat of Sur revealed today the details of the festival, which will begin its activities in the Wilayat of South Al Sharqiyah Governorate on 11th of next January, will continue for four consecutive days with the participation of a group of artists and movie stars from Within the Sultanate of Oman, the Gulf states and the Arab world.
During the conference, Dr. Humaid bin Saeed Al Ameri, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Omani Cinema Society and President of the Festival, confirmed that the Society strives to spread cinematic culture and create a cinematic movement throughout the Sultanate of Oman through film festivals in various governorates, and the Al Sharqiyah International Film Festival comes in its second edition in the mandate of Sur coincides with its announcement as the Capital of Arab Tourism in 2024.
The festival is also considered a platform for introducing cultural, civilizational, artistic, heritage and historical diversity that is unique to the Governorate of South Al Sharqiyah, spreading cinematic culture, promoting the Sultanate of Oman cinematically, and discovering talent in the fields of filmmaking, whether in writing or writing, directing or acting.
The festival president thanked the Ain platform at the Ministry of Information for its continued support of the Omani Cinema Association festivals and the official and private institutions for the strategic cooperation in organizing and supporting the festival, noting that the State of Kuwait will be the festival’s guest in this session.
Anwar bin Khamis Al-Ruzaiqi, Director of the Al-Sharqiya International Film Festival, indicated that the festival’s jury included Walid Ahmed Darwish from the Syrian Arab Republic as head of the committee, and Dr. Hossam Al-Din Mustafa Dagher from the Arab Republic of Egypt, and the artist Khamis Al-Rawahi from the Sultanate as members. Oman.
Jevin Li from the People’s Republic of China will participate in the judging of the short documentaries as head of the committee, and Hussein Al Khawalid from the State of Kuwait and Dr. Janan Al Issa from the Sultanate of Oman will participate in the judging. In the short animated films category, Iman Fares from the Republic of Iraq will participate in the judging as head of the committee.
The membership of Dina Sharif from the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Saud Fayel Al-Araimi from the Sultanate of Oman. Participating in the membership of the jury for the unexecuted scenario is writer Laila Al Hamdoun, head of the committee, and screenwriter Qaisar Salem as a member.
He added: In its second edition, the festival will host a number of artists in the field of the film industry, namely the artist Ibrahim Al-Sallal, the artist Khaled Amin, and Khairallah Al-Anzi from the State of Kuwait. And the artist Khalil Al-Rumaithi from the Kingdom of Bahrain, the artist Dina Mohsen Wizo, the artist Mustafa Masoud Ramadan from the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Enas Muhammad from the United Arab Emirates.
He explained that the number of films participating in the festival reached 255 films from 35 countries around the world, of which 36 films qualified, including 20 international films and 16 Omani films. Regarding the festival’s award categories, Al-Ruzaiqi said: The awards were distributed in 6 categories with 12 awards, which is the best award. Narrative Film (Omani), Best Narrative Film (International) Award, and Jury Award (Special) for the Omani and International Short Narrative Film Competition category.
In the Omani and International Short Documentary Film Competition category, the Best Documentary Film Award (Omani), the Best Documentary Film Award (international), and the Jury Prize (Special), and in the Short Animation Film Competition category, the Best Animation Film Award, and the Best Screenplay Award. As for the Animation Film Competition for Institutions category, the Best Animation Film for Institutions Award, the Oman Shalouni Festival Theme Competition, the Best Film Award in the Festival Theme presented by the Ministry of Information (Ain Platform), the (Special) Jury Award, the Unexecuted Screenplay Competition, and the Best Screenplay Award. Not implemented.
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