DAMMAM: The Saudi Film Festival will be held virtually from Sept. 1-6 and broadcast online, its organizing committee said.
Interviews with filmmakers as well as workshops will be among highlights of the festival’s sixth edition. Audiences will watch the festival live and vote for their favorite films. Organizers said the decision to livestream the festival was taken in light of the coronavirus pandemic, which would deter many from attending.
Films and scripts selected for the festival will be announced shortly along with details of competitions and workshops.
Since its first edition in 2008, the festival has celebrated and screened Saudi films, giving local productions access to a wider audience. SPA Dammam
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