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NEWS: Sultan opens first Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Sharjah: The first children's film festival in the country and region, the Sharjah International Children's Film Festival (SICFF), was officially opened yesterday (Monday) by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Shaikha Jawaher Bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and Patron of (SICFF), was also present.

Supporting the integration of core values in the films produced, Shaikha Jawaher highlighted the importance of instilling positive ideas and messages of social responsibility in the films screened for children at the festival.

"Unlike adults, children have not yet lost their innocence or their unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Through this festival we can learn a lot from them; not only about children, but also about ourselves, because these films are a mirror that enables us to see our society, other societies and cultures from thought-provoking new angles," added Shaikha Jawaher.

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