June 9, 2023

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Sharjah Animation Conference reaches its conclusion

The Sharjah International Animation Conference concluded its first session, the first time in the region to be organized over three days, with more than 5,000 visitors from 15 Arab and foreign countries attending its main sessions. Special courses, film screenings and concerts, and more than 1,500 practitioners participating in workshops on art and technology, organizing 150 meetings between publishers and producers.

Qawla Al-Mujaini, Executive Director of the conference, said: “The Sharjah Book Authority, which organized this event for the first time in the region, looks forward to paving the way for and strengthening the future of the Arab knowledge industries. Sharjah’s leadership and ambitious vision should create world-class Arabic animation over the next few years. We strive to create the next generation.

He added, “The conference provided a platform for publishers, producers and experts in the book and animation industry from around the world to transform content written in Arabic into animated films, introduce the world to rich literary productions, collaborate and conclude strategic partnerships. At the same time, to strengthen the animation industry scene globally. Contributes.” By enriching it with meaningful content that reveals our true identity and culture.

The technical director of the conference, Pietro Benetti, said, “The Sharjah Book Authority plays an important role in providing an incubation environment for the development of the animation industry in the Arab region, whose history has many stories and many human talents. It has all the necessary skills to advance the animation industry. ».

The conference audience got to know the summation of the rich experiences of elite animation figures, and heard their life stories from childhood, their perseverance and determination to succeed, benefiting from their rich experiences spanning decades, and participants learned about the fundamentals. , methods and techniques of the animation industry from the masters of this art from Japan and the United States, Italy, Brazil, the United States and other countries of the world.

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