Saudi Arabia participating in the Cannes Film Festival

Vastavam web: Saudi Arabia has announced that it will be participating in the Cannes Film Festival.Saudi Film Council, which was recently launched by the country’s General Culture Authority (GCA) after the lifting of 35-year-old ban on the films, will also set up a pavilion in order to enable the guests to participate in roundtable discussions with Saudi industry representatives and to understand the Kingdom’s industry ambitions through its various initiatives and programmes.

“The kingdom looks forward to its debut presence at the festival, celebrating and supporting the diversity of talent and opportunities within the Saudi film industry,” , Saudi culture minister and chairman of GCA’s board Awwad Alawwad said in the statement.