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    Effat University’s Students Celebrate Their Film Creations on YouTube

    29 June 2020
    Media Center
    Under the patronage of her Royal Highness Princess Lolowah AL Faisal, the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and General Supervisor of Effat University, YouTube has hosted thirty different films that has been created by female students of Effat University during the course of the past seven years.

    The films varied between documentaries and animation films that represent an innovative of Saudi culture. Yesterday, the curtain fell on the seventh session of this festival, which was launched virtually on the Internet, following social distancing measures due to the Corona Virus pandemic.

    Dr. Haifa Reda Jamal Al-Lail, President of Effat University, stated that the festival, organized by the School Cinematic Arts, is the first Arab cinematic event to be launched online since the start of the Corona Virus pandemic, and the ceremony was also a celebration of the Ministry of Education's approval of the new program in the school of cinematic arts, which is the first of its kind in the Gulf to teach film production and animation.

    The President of the Student Council at the School of Cinematic Arts, student Joanna Al-Fitni, commented that this year's festival was a tribute to the students of the visual and digital production department at the university, which, after 7 years of age, turned into a stand-alone school that contributes to shaping the cultural and cinematic scene in our beloved Kingdom. She added, "We are marked by the Ministry of Culture headed by His Royal Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah Al Saud, which contributes to empowering women in the age of cinema and making their voices heard." Student Hadeel Muharram Media Coordinator at the Student Council, confirmed that “our films seek to share ideas that we hope will reach people's hearts and interact with them, because those films have changed our vision of the world and of each other, wishing they will inspire other people as well”. While the student Lama Al Sharhan, Student Council Advisor, relied on the role of the Ministry of Culture in supporting cinematic arts students to draw a realistic picture of the Kingdom and introduce the world to it honestly.