Registration starts for Digital Filmmaker Program, by Film Commission

Al-Jawhara Al-Maliki, a third-year student at the School of Cinematic Arts at Effat University, in Jeddah, studies a scene before photographing it (Photo: the School of Cinematic Arts).

Registration has opened for the Digital Filmmaker Program launched by the Saudi Film Commission.

The program, conducted virtually by the British Film Institute (BFI); seeks to provide learning and training opportunities to professionals as well as amateurs in film production.

Those who like to join the program can register themselves by accessing the link https://engage.moc.gov.sa./film_talents.

The program is part of the Ministry of Culture’s efforts toward the realization of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 goals.

Through the program, the commission also aims to give local film producers the knowledge; and tools to help contribute to the improvement of the Saudi film industry and take it to higher professional levels.

Apart from the BFI, leading global film production institutes like the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California (USC); as well as the Creative Media Skills Institute (CMS) at Pinewood in the UK will train and polish the local filmmakers.