“Fann” stimulates children and youth artistic creativity

May 15, 2024 / 4:46 PM
Sharjah 24: Fann Media Discovery Platform concluded a series of creative workshops, organised during the month of May, with the aim of developing and motivating the skills of children and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 years, to discover their talents and unleash their imaginations. The workshops came within the framework of Fann commitments aimed at preparing a new generation of creators in media, visual arts and all forms of creative arts, and motivating them to unleash their energies and expand their imagination.
The programme, held at Fann headquarters in Sharjah, included three specialised training workshops in the film industry, animation, and multimedia, presented by an elite group of artists and specialised experts to ensure that young people obtain the training and experience they need in these fields. 

The “Cinematic Language: A Journey towards Filmmaking for Youth 101 workshop” targeted children and adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18. During the two-day workshop, film director Ahmed Al Mutawa, founder of DXB Films, sought to give participants the opportunity to explore filmmaking methods and learn about camera techniques and types, lenses, shot sizes, and personnel required by cinematic scenes, as well as methods for designing lighting on filming locations, sound and effects in scenes, in addition to methods of cinematic narration and its most prominent features.

The second workshop “Multimedia: Turn your digital artwork into posters”, held under the supervision of independent artist Sarah Muhammad, trained participants aged 12 years and above on ways to create and design personal posters using multimedia and digitisation tools. During the workshop, they learned about the most prominent techniques and programmes that help them create new posters that express their ideas and artistic viewpoints. 

The third workshop: “Introduction to the Art of Animation”, constituted an enchanting journey into the world of animation industry, during which young people stopped at a number of stations. The mission highlights the importance, history, stages of development, and effects of this art on the artistic and cinematic scene. During the third workshop, the visual artist and designer Sheikha Al Hosani was keen to address the element of animation as one of the most important elements of the art of animation, and she sought to train young people on ways to use animation and introduce them to the most important programmes. The workshop also highlighted sound and musical effects, their basics, and how to employ them in the process of animating animation scenes.

Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director General of Fann and the Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth, pointed out the Foundation’s interest in nurturing emerging talents and enabling them to acquire new skills. 

Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi said that Fann seeks, through its creative initiatives and programmes, to provide an interactive platform capable of embracing children and adolescents and qualifying them creatively and culturally by enabling them to discover their abilities, supporting and developing their skills, and motivating them to unleash and develop their talents, which aimed at qualifying a new generation of creators and specialists in cinema and other forms of art, and opening horizons for them to contribute to enriching the local cultural and artistic scene, and enhancing Sharjah’s position as an artistic and cultural centre in the region and the world.

Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi noted that the series of creative workshops prepared by Fann provide opportunities for children to invest in their physical and mental abilities and develop their imagination, which reflects positively on them. She stressed, at the same time, that all workshops come within the framework of Fann keenness to transform the learning process into an integrated experience that combines fun, benefit and the enhanced spirit of exploration and innovation among children and adolescents.
May 15, 2024 / 4:46 PM

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