Latifa bint Mohammed tours ‘Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert’ fest.
January 14, 2024 / 11:13 PM
Sharjah 24 – WAM: Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Member of the Dubai Council, visited the third edition of the ‘Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert’ festival, organised by Dubai Culture at Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.
The festival, a key highlight of the Dubai Destinations winter campaign, seeks to empower the local cinema industry and encourage creative talents by supporting filmmakers, enabling them to showcase their works and share their visions, experiences, and knowledge with audiences. With events and activities held as part of the festival continuing until 21 January, over 70 films will be showcased, while over 30 workshops and more than ten diverse panel discussions and talks will be organised by Dubai Culture, witnessing the participation of distinguished speakers, directors, and specialists from the film industry.
Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed affirmed the importance of Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert festival in enriching Dubai’s cultural and artistic movement. She also underscored its positive impact on the film sector, noting its valuable addition to the local film scene and its role in stimulating creatives and enhancing the sustainability of the film industry.
The festival, by means of its array of activities, supports the cultural and creative industries and enhances cultural tourism, enabling creatives to explore the distinctive opportunities that Dubai provides them in its mission to be a global centre for the film industry, Sheikha Latifa added.