Riyadh Set to Host 4th Gulf Film Festival

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Under the patronage of Saudi Minister of Culture and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Film Commission Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud, the city of Riyadh will host the fourth annual Gulf Film Festival (GFF).

The festival, which is organized by the Film Commission in cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) General Secretariat, will be held over five days, from April 14 to 18.

The festival serves a dual purpose: supporting the regional film industry and fostering artistic exchange on a global scale. The ultimate aim is to cultivate a thriving Gulf film industry that empowers local talent, celebrates Gulf values, and strengthens cultural identity.

The GFF will not only showcase a competitive selection of 29 films from all GCC countries, but also honor veteran actors for their contributions to Gulf cinema.

Additionally, the festival offers a platform for learning and development through three training workshops and six educational seminars focused on fostering artistic dialogue and raising awareness of cinema's social impact.

Filmmakers will vie for prestigious awards across various filmmaking categories, including short films, feature films, screenplays, soundtracks, and acting.

These awards serve as a testament to the Film Commission's dedication to nurturing Gulf cinematic talent and propelling the region's film industry forward.

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