Reflecting the growing importance of film in its work, Sharjah Art Foundation has organised the inaugural edition of Sharjah Film Platform (SFP), an annual programme that supports film production in the United Arab Emirates and the region and provides a critical platform for both established and aspiring filmmakers. SFP has three main components: a curated film programme and award; a programme of talks, workshops and discussions; and a production grant for short films.

In conjunction with the film screenings, a public programme of talks and workshops on both conceptual and practical topics will offer opportunities to examine pertinent and pressing issues within the film industry. Featuring Emirati filmmakers and practitioners along with regional and international speakers, sessions will touch on postcolonialism, nation-building, representation and new technologies as well as intersections between film and contemporary art. The public programme will also provide useful discussions and workshops on administrative aspects of film production such as distribution, funding and legal matters.

Talks Venue

Gallery 6, Al Mureijah Square

Talks Programme

To download the Sharjah Film Platform talks programme click here


All Sharjah Film Platform Talks are free and open to the public. No online registration is required.

To register to attend the Sharjah Film Platform workshops, please select a specific workshop below and register there.