The first edition of the annual alternative film festival, Sharjah Film Platform (SFP), will take place in venues across the city and emirate of Sharjah from 18–26 January 2019.
The SFP is an annual programme organised by the Sharjah Art Foundation and it aims to support film production in the United Arab Emirates by providing a critical platform for both established and aspiring filmmakers and supporting the burgeoning film scene in the UAE.
SFP has three main components: a curated film programme and award, a public programme of talks, workshops and discussions and a production grant for short films. Over 150 short, experimental and feature films will be screened.
An international jury will also award prizes to filmmakers following the foundation’s international open call.
Further details will be announced soon.