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Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director of SIFF (Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth) & FANN (Sharjah Media Arts for Youth and Children), speaks to Tell Me Why podcast host Maria Botros about the importance of nurturing and exhibiting children and youth’s creative talents.

  • The Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF) showcases films made by and for the children
  • Films have become educational and address issues like mental health, bullying, and pollution
  • The film festival screens films by refugees almost every year to shed light on the issue
  • Call of submissions for the film festival begin in January every year
  • Seeing that it is a film festival for children and youth, there are certain categories judged by a jury of children