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Xposure 2024 breaks new ground with 53 film-themed events, screenings by filmmakers, photographers

SHARJAH: Xposure International Photography Festival (Xposure 2024) is set to redefine its boundaries with the introduction of its inaugural film programmes for this year, featuring 53 cinematic events.

This includes 26 workshops, panel discussions, and live interviews with film industry professionals. Additionally, the programmes will showcase 27 documentary films at the festival’s eighth iteration, organised by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), running from 28th February to 5th March at the Expo Centre Sharjah.

Among the luminaries headlining the events on the Xposure 2024 Film Stage are Aidan Sullivan, renowned for his multifaceted contributions as a photo editor, publicist, journalist, and talent agent, and Angela Scott, acclaimed for her prowess as a photographer, filmmaker, author and conservationist. Joining them are Beth Wald, Britta Jaschinski, Dan Winters, Francesco Gola, Frank Meo, Giles Clarke, John McDermott, and filmmaker, journalist and author Rick Smolan, each bringing their unique
expertise and vision to the forefront.

According to Tariq Saeed Allay, Director-General of SGMB, the primary objective of introducing a film platform at Xposure is to expand the exploratory and learning space offered by the festival to include filmmaking. He also affirmed Xposure’s commitment to continually expand its offerings to cater to the ever-growing professional and artistic needs of the individuals who belong to the UAE’s and the world’s creative industries.

These promises are duly honoured in Xposure’s first-ever yet exhaustive content programme dedicated to the art and craft of film. Led by leading industry experts, filmmakers, and photographers, the film programme has been curated to include insightful and educational talks, interactive workshops, film screenings, and engaging experiences for professionals, amateurs, and students.

The programme promises engaging panel discussions delving into topics crucial to the art and business of filmmaking, hands-on workshops designed to refine skills, in-d
epth masterclasses exploring specific disciplines within the film, and invaluable networking opportunities to forge lasting connections within the film community.

For more information on these film-themed events at Xposure and to register for them, visit Film Stage Events – Xposure.

With 90 solo and group exhibitions displaying 2,500 prints from more than 400 renowned photographers, 66 workshops, 79 talks, and focus groups, and 50 professional portfolio reviews from over 150 of the world’s greatest visual storytellers, Xposure 2024 promises an immersive exploration of photography and other visual mediums.

Source: Emirates News Agency