VDP Showreel is Saudi Arabia's first student film festival dedicated entirely to student films and media projects. It was conceived with a simple goal: to support novice and aspiring filmmakers share their stories with the world.
Established in spring 2014 by the department of visual & digital production of Effat University in Jeddah, and organized in collaboration with many partners locally and internationally – the purpose of the festival is strengthening the student film, animation interactive media and screenwriting industry by allowing an insight into the work of other fellow student filmmakers encouraging the development of new ideas and establishing an international collaboration in the field of media production.
VDP Showreel's main approach is to present the best of student film production and help them get their audience. It strives to educate audiences about the quality of work of emerging film makers.
Since its first edition back in 2015, the main mission of VDP Showreel Film Festival was to support young filmmakers in their first steps in building their career; until today, VDP is still working closely with all concerned parties to empower youth in cinema.
To achieve those objectives, VDP built strong collaborations with different national and international entities, such Governmental and Non-governmental organizations, international festivals, private associations, and others.
The Division of Audio Visual Arts organizes at the end of every academic semester, a screening for the Audio Visual and Film graduates, to experience with their families and friends the excitement of the first screening of their films and to celebrate their success.