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GUST Organizes Kuwaiti Short Cultural Films Festival

10 April 2017

Kuwait City, April 10, 2017: The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences held the Kuwaiti Short Cultural Films Festival earlier this week. Led by the Head of the Cultural Committee, Dr. Salah Eddine Arkadan, the event hosted Kuwaiti Director and Producer Ahmad Al Khalaf, and featured his short movie Ateej (عتيج). The festival aims to promote and support local talents in the competitive film making industry.

The festival kicked off with a brief from the director about his latest movie’s origin and its message. A shortened version of the movie was then screened, and followed by a discussion with the director about the challenges faced during the making of his movie.

Graduating from University of Bristol in 2008 with a Masters of Arts in Film and Television, Ahmad Al Khalaf received an award for movie directing from the Government of Kuwait for his movie Harmony in 2011.