The Fifth Saudi Film Festival Opened Its Doors This Weekend

BY Milli Midwood / Mar 24 2019 / 17:22 PM

The six-day event will see exclusive talks from Salman Khan, Mohammed Al Turki and Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr.

The Fifth Saudi Film Festival Opened Its Doors This Weekend

The fifth Saudi Film Festival has opened its doors this weekend at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) in Dhahran. The event kicked off with a red carpet and “an unforgettable night filled with cinema”, according to the festival’s Instagram page.

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بالأمس افتتحنا #مهرجان_أفلام_السعودية في #إثراء، شرّفنا ضيوف المهرجان على السجادة الحمراء، وانطلقنا معهم لحفل سينمائي استثنائي في #مسرح_إثراء. واليوم استمتعنا معكم بعروض الأفلام اليوميّة، وبرامج المهرجان المستمرة حتى ٢٥ مارس، كونوا معنا. #موسم_الشرقية Yesterday marked the opening of the #SaudiFilmFestival at #Ithra, an unforgettable night filled with cinema where we welcomed our festival guests to a red carpet experience. Take in daily film showings and programs until March 25th. #SharqiahSeason

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The six-day event will see a number of screening, seminars, book signings and meets-and-greats with celebrities.

Kicking off the festivities on 24 March is Bollywood icon Salman Khan, who will host a masterclass teaching skills from the cinematic arts, and be interviewed by television personality Raya Abirachid.

Mohammed Al Turki will also be making an appearance at Ithra. The Golden Globe-nominated Saudi Arabian producer will take to the stage to share his filmmaking experiences with audiences.

Oscar-winning Cuba Gooding Jr., known for his performances in critically acclaimed roles in Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men and American Crime Story will also be delivering a talk on his 30-year career in the film industry.

The event will run until 26 March.

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