Mus­cat In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val to be held in March

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

The much-awaited 10th Mus­cat In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val (MIFF) will take place from March 26-31, 2018.

Held ev­ery two years, the fes­ti­val has seen the par­tic­i­pa­tion of some of the big names from around the world in­clud­ing ac­tors For­est Whi­taker, Su­san Saran­don and Amitabh Bachchan.

Mo­ham­mad al Kindi, pres­i­dent of Oman Film So­ci­ety that or­gan­ises the event said, “This time, we are go­ing to be big­ger and more high-pro­file. Last year, the re­sponse was ex­cel­lent and we ex­pect a big­ger re­sponse this time too.”

He added, “There will also be spe­cial work­shops on the art of script-writ­ing, edit­ing and cin­e­matog­ra­phy. Along with pre­mieres and screen­ing of short films from all around the world, we will also have a com­pe­ti­tion for the GCC and Oman film­mak­ers in an at­tempt to en­cour­age them to make bet­ter movies with com­pelling sto­ries. The idea will start from the very base of devel­op­ing a movie, the treat­ment and pre and post pro­duc­tion. We will also teach the art of mak­ing posters, teasers and trail­ers. There will be nine steps for this process.”

He said that the main aim is to have more peo­ple (Oma­nis and ex­pa­tri­ates) to be part of film­mak­ing in Oman.

Kindi added that he ex­pects more than 100 short films to con­test for the fi­nal round. Dates for the sub­mis­sion will be an­nounced later.

The six-day MIFF will also wit­ness spe­cial screen­ings for women and chil­dren and will cover is­sues of the re­gion, both po­lit­i­cal and so­cial.

(Mus­cat Daily)

Dig­ni­taries at the film fes­ti­val held in 2016

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