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Saudi cinema industry is alive again, revenue to hit $1.5 billion by 2030

Over 300 theaters will open across the kingdom in the next few years.   By Leyal KhalifeExecutive Editor Nearly a year ago, Saudi Arabia ended a long-standing ban on cinemas in the country, announcing the kingdom’s plans to open movie theaters in 2018. A few months ago, the kingdom officially opened its theater doors to movie-goers in the […]

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Youth Film Festival opens in Saudi Arabia

The film Journey to Mecca has been chosen to be the opening film of the 3rd edition of Saudi Youth Film Festival, which runs until 2 February In a country where the film industry is practically non existent, a film festival is preparing for its third edition. Thirty-three films, all Saudi, have been selected to […]

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120 female students study film production

JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS The director of the Audio-Visual Production Department at Effat University, Muhammad Ghazaleh, has said that about 25 female Saudi students from the department’s section in Jeddah are expected to graduate in 2017 with bachelor’s degrees in film production. The department was first opened in September 2013 with about 16 students, and has […]

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