Mission & Vision

A 300-seat auditorium offers everything from lectures to films. Its primary purpose is to screen original works from the emerging Saudi film industry, as well as educational and culturally insightful documentaries from across the globe.

Saudi Film Festival

The Saudi Film Festival is a national initiative program to develop the Saudi film industry, launched by

the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts. The festival seeks to become a catalyst for the film

industry and a contributor toward cultural development in the Kingdom. It also seeks to provide

opportunities for Saudi talents interested in the filmmaking industry, and to celebrate the best films.

The Saudi Film Festival seeks to create a space for creatives in the film industry to exchange ideas. It

comes within a year-long plan to give talents in the film industry plenty of opportunities to learn directly

from the best local and international practitioners in this field. It also provides them with the

infrastructure to showcase their films and communicate with the audience.

The Saudi Film Festival is a non-profit cultural event held at the society's branch in Dammam. It holds an

annual event to celebrate the latest creative movies, and includes training and competitive programs in

addition to public shows.

Ithra Film Society

Ithra Film Society is a regular gathering at Ithra that brings together filmmakers
(directors, writers, producers and others) to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of

Ithra Production

Produced by the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra)
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Saudi Film Days

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) has organized a
competition that aims to support professional Saudi women and men in submitting film scripts
with the chance to have them produced and directed.