Overview

Reflecting on the growing importance of film, Sharjah Art Foundation launched Sharjah Film Platform (SFP), an annual programme that supports film production in the United Arab Emirates and the region; providing a critical platform for both established and aspiring filmmakers, producers, critics and students.

In its first edition, SFP presented over 140 films from more than 40 countries across four venues in the city of Sharjah. In response to an open call, the selection included both short and feature-length films in the categories of documentary, narrative and experimental. Over 30 films premiered at the festival, two of which were films awarded by the Short Film Production Grant and were screened on the opening night.

The second edition of SFP, taking place December 2019, will include the film programme and awards, the public programme of talks and workshops and the film premiere for the recipients of the Short Film Production Grant, Julian Alexander, USA; Emerson Reyes, Philippines as well as Faisal Attrache, Syria. SFP will take place in Sharjah at the foundation’s Mirage City Cinema and Al Hamra Cinema.


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