Sharjah Film Platform (SFP) has three main components: a curated film programme and award, a public programme of talks, workshops and discussions and a production grant for short films.
The league kicks off its second season at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE from 21 November to 2 December 2018.
The sixth edition of SICFF shared its floor with child animation coach and stop motion artist, Diaa Malaeb, from Lebanon, who has formerly worked with Save the Children.
One session was a workshop on post-production with Sebastian Reichhold, Effects Technical Director at One of Us, and the second was a panel discussion with Brian Ferguson, Animator at DePaul University in the U.S.
The new platform, that works through an electronic cloud, will reportedly help control media content, archive images and monitor news across various networks.
More than 40 children’s films will be screened at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre on October 16 including Norwegian film “Zara and the other: Gorilla Brains for Dinner”.
During the opening ceremony, "The Giraffe", a feature film that was shot in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany will be screened.
Sharjah Media City (Shams) has partnered with Arab Format Lab to launch The Emirates Entertainment Experience - a platform for "films made by audience members".
The sessions will take place from October 14-19 during the festival, organised by FUNN – Sharjah Media Arts for Youth and Children at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC).
The films will be screened from October 14-19, at Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre, Zero 6 Mall, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Zora and Last Exit in Al Khawaneej, Dubai.
From the UAE, SICFF’s jury panel includes Butheina Kazim of Cinema Akil (top left), Najla AlShehhi, an Emirati writer, actor and director (top right); Emirati actor Abdullah Al-Humeiri (bottom left) and theatre personality Hassan Rajab (bottom right).
Weyyak, Zee’s Arabic OTT platform, completed a year in May with a reported three million unique users on the platform and 10m video views during the month of Ramadan.
Sharjah Media Corporation’s (SMC) new Pulse 95 Radio station has made extensive use of mixing, routing and control systems from the German broadcast solutions provider.
Located in the new extension of the mall, the new VOX Cinemas multiplex has 12 screens reportedly making it the largest cinema in the Emirate.
The session’s aim was to come up with innovative projects, events, and services that serve the press and media sectors in Sharjah.
Brittany Kaiser, former Director at Cambridge Analytica, told listeners that they must be compensated for the value they create just by living digital lives.
Featuring a mix of Arab and international presenters, the channel can be accessed on 95 FM or on the Sharjah Media corporation’s (SMC) web and mobile application.