Sharjah Film Platform
Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual film festival, Sharjah Film Platform (SFP), returns for its second edition from 14 to 21 December 2019. This year’s festival features over 50 local, regional and international films, a public programme of talks and workshops, the Pitching Forum and juried awards for the best narrative, documentary and experimental films.
Featuring over 50 films from around the world, Sharjah Film Platform (SFP) returns for its second edition from 14 to 21 December 2019. Films will be screened at Mirage City Cinema, the foundation’s outdoor cinema space, and Al Hamra Cinema, one of Sharjah’s oldest movie theatres.
This year’s festival presents short and feature-length narrative, documentary and experimental films that were selected through the SFP open call. The three short films awarded the foundation’s Short Film Production Grant will premiere on opening night. In addition to the films, the eight-day festival includes a public programme of talks and discussions that will bring together filmmakers, artists and audiences for a range of sessions on current issues in filmmaking and the film industry. Audiences can also participate in film critique and improvisation workshops designed for both aspiring filmmakers and film enthusiasts.
This year’s programme features the inaugural Pitching Forum, which will serve as a platform for filmmakers to meet industry professionals, present new projects, receive valuable feedback and find potential collaborators for future productions. The Pitching Forum this year will be a closed, invitation-only event.
At the end of the festival, an international jury will announce the winners of the best narrative, documentary and experimental film awards. The winning filmmakers will receive a monetary prize to support the production of future projects.
The public programme of talks and workshops is free to attend and open to all. Tickets for the film screenings will be available for purchase soon. Check the foundation’s website and social media channels for up-to-date information about ticketing.