Screenings Art & Culture

Saudi Film Festival

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Date:

21 March 2019 - 26 March 2019
Time:
Duration: 6 Hours

Location:

Assorted Locations
King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture ( IThra)

Audience

Suitable for 12+ years.

The Saudi Film Festival - A celebration of Saudi Arabia’s filmmaking talent, bringing together a new generation of cinematic visionaries. Brought to you by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) in partnership with Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts Dammam.

Since its first year, the Festival has been seeking to develop the art of filmmaking by establishing channels of competition between amateurs and professionals working in the field. These channels take the form of several competitions - such as narrative films, documentaries, and scenario competitions - that represent the main body of the Festival. The students competition was introduced due to the noticeable presence of Saudi students in this field.

This year schedule is as follow:

Festival Tickets

1-Day Ticket

Access to:
  • Daily film screenings at Theater, Cinema, Energy Exhibit Theater*
Valid on chosen date only! Buy a 1-Day Ticket

Film Festival Pass

Access to:
  • Daily film screenings at Theater, Cinema, Energy Exhibit Theater*
  • Ithra Museum
22 - 25 March, 2019 Buy a Festival Pass

VIP Pass

Access to:
  • Daily film screenings at Theater, Cinema, Energy Exhibit Theater*
  • Ithra Museum
  • Great Hall
  • 3rd Floor Lounge
  • An Evening with the Stars
22 - 25 March, 2019 Buy a VIP Pass
* Seats are subject to availability (first-come first-served)

Events

  • Art & Culture
  • Other Type

Theater

Saudi Film Festival Closing Ceremony

Admission

The curtain call, the grand finale and the roll to credits. Our closing ceremony extravaganza will bring together Festival partners, participants and guests to honor their collective contribution

  • Multimedia
  • Screenings

Theater

An Evening with the Stars | 25 March

Admission SAR 100

The second evening where the television star Raya Abirachid hosts one of the biggest stars and Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. as he makes his way to the Saudi Film Festival for an interview spectacular.

  • Multimedia
  • Screenings

Assorted Locations

Saudi Film Festival | Daily Film Screening | 25 March

Admission

The agenda primarily involves screening the movies nominated in the competitions during the Festival, accompanied by parallel and hosted Gulf shows. The films are divided into groups, each containing several short films, and approximately three to four groups will be shown daily with intermissions and prayer breaks. After showing each group, a short discussion will be held with the directors of the screened movies to talk about their experience and answer questions from the audience.

  • Art & Culture
  • Talks

Cinema

Journey to Hollywood

Admission Ticketed

Described as “one of Hollywood’s most exciting up-and-coming producers”, Saudi Arabian producing talent Mohammed Al Turki makes his way to Ithra to share his exciting filmmaking experiences with audiences at the Saudi Film Festival. (Included in March 24 Day ticket, season or VIP pass)

  • Multimedia
  • Screenings

Theater

An Evening with the Stars | 24 March

Admission SAR 100

Join television personality Raya Abirachid across the Ithra stage to host one of the biggest Bollywood icons Salman Khan as he makes his way to the Saudi Film Festival for an interview spectacular.

  • Multimedia
  • Screenings

Assorted Locations

Saudi Film Festival | Daily Film Screening | 24 March

Admission

The agenda primarily involves screening the movies nominated in the competitions during the Festival, accompanied by parallel and hosted Gulf shows. The films are divided into groups, each containing several short films, and approximately three to four groups will be shown daily with intermissions and prayer breaks. After showing each group, a short discussion will be held with the directors of the screened movies to talk about their experience and answer questions from the audience.

  • Multimedia
  • Screenings

Assorted Locations

Saudi Film Festival | Daily Film Screening | 23 March

Admission Ticketed

The agenda primarily involves screening the movies nominated in the competitions during the Festival, accompanied by parallel and hosted Gulf shows. The films are divided into groups, each containing several short films, and approximately three to four groups will be shown daily with intermissions and prayer breaks. After showing each group, a short discussion will be held with the directors of the screened movies to talk about their experience and answer questions from the audience.

  • Multimedia
  • Screenings

Assorted Locations

Saudi Film Festival | Daily Film Screening | 22 March

Admission Ticketed

Saudi talent takes the silver-screen by storm as our filmmakers premiere their competing movies to Film Festival attendees.

  • Art & Culture
  • Other Type

Theater

Saudi Film Festival Opening Ceremony

Admission

Roll out the red carpet and welcome to an unforgettable opening event. Our star-studded spectacular opens with a reception fit for Hollywood with VIP guests, stars, panel members, facilitators, and filmmakers coming together to celebrate the fifth edition, right here at Ithra!