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Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival celebrates children’s creative works at FAME

FUNN, the organizer of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival, has organized the FUNN Annual Mediaart Exhibition (FAME), on the sidelines of the 2nd edition of the festival which was opened on Sunday, October 19.

The exhibition presents works of students who participated in the 2014 workshops organized by Funn, the Sharjah-based organisation dedicated to promoting media arts for and among children and youth in the UAE.

The exhibition has attracted a great deal of interest and attention from visitors who were happy with the works of children and young people who participated in FUNN’s range of workshops.

The works included mobile photographs of tourist and leisure landmarks in Sharjah taken by children as well as films and videos displayed on the exhibition’s wall screens.

Speaking about the workshops, Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, FUNN Manager and Director of Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival, said: “The workshops organised by FUNN throughout the year aim to enrich children’s experience in filmmaking.” She added that in last August Funn has concluded the activities of their exciting summer camp – FUNN-tastic, which targeted the 10 to 18 age group and aimed to provide its participants with foundation skills in filmmaking and film critique.”

FUNN successfully concluded three training workshops on Anime Character Design, mobile photography and hologram. The workshops aimed to develop the modern arts, promote art and media awareness among children and youth, and develop a new generation of creative artists and professionals in various forms of arts and visual media.