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Idra attends Cannes Film Festival with new films

Idra attends Cannes Film Festival with new films

The King Abdulaziz World Cultural Center (ITRA), which has been producing Saudi Arabia’s largest cinematic films, is participating in the 75th Cannes Film Festival for the second year in a row. It presents two new films produced by Idra in an effort to showcase talent at the National Film Festival at this global event.

Idra’s participation in the event, which will be held under the auspices of the Film Commission with a number of government and private organizations, including the Ministry of Investment, the Red Sea Film Festival, Al-Ula Film, NEOM, is coming into the Saudi pavilion. , MBC Group, a group of manufacturing and distribution companies and an elite group of talented people. Saudi Arabia promises.

Fostering national talent

(Idra) From the Director of Drama and Art Performances at the Majid Zuhair Samman, the Center’s second official participation in the Cannes Film Festival; Reflects the role of actor Idra in the growing film industry in the state and promotes the creation of pioneering cinematic content. The summons pointed out that Idra currently has three film projects nearing completion, and will continue to support the Saudi film industry through financial and production efforts, as well as provide local experience to the world through the most important international forums.

Summon added, “The Idra Center works to nurture national talent and refine cinematic experiences, and is considered a leading independent producer in the country.” Both films will be screened at the Shorts Corner, one of the most important distribution sites for short films, and are the “old phone number” of director and screenwriter Ali Sayeed and the director’s “The Swing”. Ranim Al Mohandas. Idra will also participate in a panel discussion on developing Saudi skills with NEOM and MBC Academy.

Scenes from the film

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Saudi Film Festival

Idra is working on the production of the first “Sea of ​​the Sands” by Egyptian screenwriter and producer Mohamed Hefzi and two fiction films directed by Abu Bakr Shawki, and the second on Saudi director Khalid Fahad’s “The Valley Road”. The films are scheduled for release next year in 2023, and Idra is preparing to host the eighth Saudi Film Festival. The Cinema Society in association with Idra, and with the support of the Film Commission of the Ministry of Culture, has organized the event from June 2 to June 2. 9, 2002.

The King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (ITRA) has produced 20 Saudi films, 15 of which have won local and international awards, and a group of them have been screened in several international forums with the support of the Film Commission. The Ministry of Culture, which supports Idra in providing opportunities for creators in the film industry to advance the Saudi film industry, is an important part of the Centre’s mission to enrich cultural and creative content and promote the cinematic movement. Kingdom.