Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF) launches an online streaming platform for movies. The streaming platform will be hosted for viewers on its website (siff.ae). Viewers will be able to stream 11 international films from around 8 countries for free till 31st May.
The decision to launch the movie streaming platform has been made due to the closing of cinemas in the UAE amid coronavirus pandemic.
Director of FUNN and Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF), Sheikha Jawaher bint Abhdullah Al Qasimi, said, “Amidst the circumstances forced upon the world by the coronavirus pandemic, we need to continue our work and nurture intellect, culture and the arts in the young generations; advance their capabilities and talents. That is the reason for introducing this platform, which will showcase films from a variety of genres and deliver great messages which will inspire and enrich young viewers, both children and youth. Through these screenings, we hope to ignite young imaginations, inspire creative and positive thoughts, and nurture the potential of future filmmakers and media professionals.”