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36 films compete for 12 prizes at the 8th Saudi Film Festival

The Saudi Film Festival, which runs from June 2 to 9, has announced that it has approved 69 films out of 125 that were submitted until the end of March.

The accepted films for the eighth session included 36 films to participate in all competitions.

It includes 8 films in the long film category, 28 films in the short film category, and 33 films nominated under the parallel program.

Competition for the Golden Palms Film Competitions:

Saudi films compete in the feature film competition for the “Golden Palm” awards, in addition to a financial reward for each award, as follows:

1- The Golden Palm for Best Feature Film

2- The Golden Palm for the Jury Prize

3- Golden Palm for Best Actor

4- Golden Palm for Best Actress

5- The Golden Palm for the best music

6- The Golden Palm for the best cinematic image

7- Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay

The festival administration has also created for this session the Gulf Film Award, for which the Gulf films nominated in the competition will compete.

Narrative and documentary short films compete in the Short Film Competition for the “Golden Palm” awards, in addition to a financial reward for each award, as follows:

1- The Golden Palm for Best Short Film

2- The Golden Palm for Best Documentary Short Film

3- Jabal Tuwaiq Award for Best Short Film about a Saudi City

4- Abdullah Al-Muhaisen Award for a first film

The festival received long and short script entries, to compete for the unexecuted script competition prizes, which created the Ghazi Al-Gosaibi Award for Best Screenplay for a Saudi Novel for the first time.
The winning entries will be eligible to enter the script development lab. The prizes for the Unimplemented Scenario Competition will be as follows:

1 – Best First Long Screenplay Award

2- Best Second Long Screenplay Award

3- Best Long-Term Screenplay Award

4- Best First Short Screenplay Award

5-Best Second Short Screenplay Award

6- Ghazi Al-Gosaibi Award for Best Screenplay for a Saudi Novel.

The Saudi Film Festival, in its eighth edition, is organized by the Cinema Society, in partnership with the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture “Ithraa”, and with the support of the Film Commission in the Ministry of Culture.

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