March 31, 2023

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The pavilion highlights the future of the film industry in the Kingdom

The pavilion highlights the future of the film industry in the Kingdom

Expo 2020 Dubai: “The Gulf”
Expo 2020 The Pavilion of Saudi Arabia in Dubai hosted a symposium on the activities of the “Saudi Film Nights” that brings together professionals from the Dubai film industry, and spoke of the industry’s famous stories, benefiting from the country’s geographical diversity. And the great opportunities it offers, which are in the future interest of the film industry in the kingdom.
The CEO of Manga Productions is Dr. Issam Bukhari spoke about the great cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Japan in the field of film; He hoped that in the next few years, the kingdom would become an attractive hub for filmmakers, using young talent, tremendous potential, unique content and unique space.
Ahmed Al-Mulla, director of the Saudi Film Festival, spoke about facilitating the establishment of companies that specialize in the film industry; Daniel Giscint, a French producer, spoke about his experience in this field, which is experiencing steady growth, and the opportunities he has had in the kingdom, as well as films shot in neom and desert.
The symposium was attended by Andres Vicente Gomez, producer of Heroes, Majid al-Samman, head of Idra’s artistic department, Stephen Strachan, CEO of Al-Ula, Faisal Baltoure, CEO of the Saudi Film Council, and Wayne Borg. , Director of Media, Entertainment, Culture and Fashion at NEOM, spoke on the importance of the various industry initiatives that support the Kingdom’s ability and growth to create a prosperous local media environment.
Following the symposium, the film “The Heroes”, which brought together audiences of various denominations and nationalities, starred Yasser al-Saqqaf, Fatima al-Banavi and Khalid al-Harbi. The film was well received by the audience.

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