Sultan bin Ahmed visits Korean DMC and Seoul Film Commission
December 04, 2023 / 5:11 PM
Sharjah 24: Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, visited the Korean Digital Media City (DMC) and the Seoul Film Commission on Monday morning in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of South Korea.
During his visit, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed learned about the vision of the Digital Media City and its role in new media fields, as it is considered a high-tech complex for digital technology and modern technologies in the fields of media content and digital means of broadcasting. The city is distinguished by its modern infrastructure, strategic location, and sustainable design. It is also considered a centre for various cultural exhibitions in the field of movies.
The Korean Digital Media City was established in 1997, and was modernised in 2006, to integrate the media, entertainment and technology industries. The city relies on a knowledge-based economy. It also works in the field of producing, managing and making films, e-learning, games, music and various digital media and related industries.
Due to its great development, digital advantages, and reliance on the latest advanced technological systems, the DMC has been able to be a hub for many international companies in the field of information technology. The city also organises many international exhibitions and events, especially in the field of old and new Korean films.
At the headquarters of the Seoul Film Commission, the largest institution in South Korea to support cinema, television and film production, which was established in 2002, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed reviewed the commission’s most prominent achievements in the cinema and drama sector and its role in providing support to filmmakers, as it contributed to providing support for more than 2,000 local and international production experiments, including long and short films, documentaries, advertisements, television dramas, and others.
The commission strengthens South Korea's position on the map of prestigious global media production, in addition to managing a number of diverse programmes to support producers, artists and local production companies, providing financial support, filming locations, logistical services, organising tours, operating sites and media support, and supervising the creative zone for film makers.
During his visit, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, was accompanied by Dr. Khaled Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City “Shams”; Tariq Saeed Allay, Director General of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau; Hassan Yaqoub Al Mansouri, Secretary General of the Sharjah Media Council, and Rashid Abdullah Al Obed, Director of Sharjah Media City “Shams,” and Salem Ali Al Ghaithi, Director of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority.