Fifty films to be screened in Riyadh film contest

In this file photo, Saudis gather at a cinema theatre in Riyadh Park mall after its opening for the general public on April 30, 2018 in the Saudi capital. (AFP)
Updated 04 January 2019
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Fifty films to be screened in Riyadh film contest

JEDDAH: As many as 50 films will be taking part in the Salam (Peace) short film contest in Riyadh, organized by the Salam project for communication between civilizations. The aim of the contest is to encourage talented young directors and those interested in short film production to engage in a cinematic YouTube debate on the Kingdom’s future orientation and Vision 2030.
The organizers will announce the names of the winner in a special ceremony to be held at the Saudi Press Agency headquarters. A number of international personalities with an interest in the Kingdom’s culture, legacy and arts will be launching events on the sidelines of the contest over the following days.
Many of the films will be focusing on co-existence and respect, the organizers said, adding that the films were designed to reflect the noble mission of the Kingdom and its positive aspects in all fields.
The contest aims at triggering the talents of young film producers, both male and female, to enhance Saudi society, to push for dialogue and to promote the culture of co-existence.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019
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First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.