Bahrain Film Festival to screen more than 90 films
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Curtains will rise at the Bahrain Film Festival towards the end of this month at Oasis Mall in Juffair to screen short films that participated in the first Fareed Ramadan session.
The festival was to have its first session from 4 to 8 March 2020 but got postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The festival was held from 1 to 5 April 2021 under the theme “Cinema for You”.
Competitions were in five categories: Short fiction, documentary, animated films, students’ films, and entries from Bahrain’s Centre of Women Excellence for Women Empowerment.
Organisers announced the results via YouTube and postponed screenings and special events.
Yesterday, Festival director Mansoura Al-Jamri said they decided to screen films respecting the desire of young film directors and fans.
Screening of the films will be from the 27th to the 30th of this month.
“We will screen more than 90 short films shot by Arab directors,” said Al Jamri.
The Fareed Ramadan session had over 400 short films from all over the Arab world.
Egyptian Laila Elwi and Saudi artist Ibrahim Al-Hasawy were part of the jury that had many Arab specialists.
Bahrain Cinema Club is organising the festival under the patronage of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities.