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7th Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF)
14 October - 18 Octobertbc, but may be free
The region’s premiere (possibly only) film festival to celebrate children’s and youth cinema is scheduled for 14-18 October with the theme ‘Films Inspired By Books’. A total of 132 films from 39 countries (yes, it’s a packed schedule and a 9.15am start) will be screened in seven categories; as well as Best Feature and Best Documentary, there’s Best Student-made Film, Best GCC Short Film, Best International Short Film, Best Animation, and Best Child- and Youth-made Film.
The two main screening locations are the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre opposite Sharjah International Airport, and Cinemacity in the Zero 6 Mall just ten minutes away on University City Road.