Jury members of the Short Film Competition
    Jury members of the Short Film Competition

Name: Fahad Saud Yahya

A drama critic wrote a number of newspaper articles on cinema and theater.  He has authored several local plays. He holds memberships in cinema, theater and drama clubs, like member of Cairo Film Club and a member of British Film Club as well as a member of the Cairo Photography Club in Cairo. He is also a member of the Film and Video Advisory Committee of the Saudi Arabian Society For Culture and Arts. He has participated in workshops on screenwriting and cinematography.

Name: Fahad Hamad Al Aasta

Editor and writer on cinema in various media including the Arabic magazines and the Arts magazines.  He has introduced a number of scripts in serials and programs as Scenarist, which was displayed on satellite and YouTube channels such as “Comido” program on MBC and the Animation series. He has presented a number of specialized film seminars through the Literary Club in Riyadh and the Saudi Culture and Arts Society, which was produced as a documentary of 44 minutes, entitled “Experience on the seventh level".  Participated in friendship film industry and film passion in 2013 at the second session of the Film Festival for GCC States in Kuwait as the Saudi Arabian candidate for the efforts and leading role in the art of cinema.  Also participated in the "Saudi Arabian Eyes" program as a Saudi film resident participating alongside Arbitration Commission.

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Name: Mohamed Hamed Al-Mutairi

Filmmaker and director of short films, studied at the Lights Film School, New York.  Conducted many training courses on films and film industry.
Produced a number of works of art and business.  Member of the Friends of ASC - The American Society of Cinematographers.  Founder of the first Arab film-imaging channel and film industry, and the supervisor of filmmakers at high club in the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education, and certified instructor from the International Academy of Balanced Education IABP.  He has participated in the arbitration of several competitions, and recently participated in the film output arbitration and the management of tender beacons for short films..

Name: Abdullah Nasser Al-Ayaf

A writer specializing in cinema, direction, filmmaking, production, a Scenarist and professional. Founder and Director General of “Inspired Works” (inspirational works) productions. Produced and directed a number of short films like (Cinema 500 km, Itar, Matar, Ayesh, Six Blind Eyes), which brought many prizes and local honors including International “Best Short Film award”, “Gulf Film Festival 2010” (Film Ayesh), Silver Award for Best Middle Eastern film, Beirut International Film Festival 2010 (Film Ayesh), Best Documentary Award in film competition in Saudi Arabia 2008 (Film 500 km), Special Arbitration Committee award for best short film in Abu Dhabi 2007 (Film Itar), the Silver Palm Award at Saudi 2008 film Competition ( Film Matar).  He was honored with International young screen entrepreneur award as the best business pioneer in the visual arts of Saudi Arabia in British World Cultural Council, 2009 competition.

Also participated in numerous seminars and cultural evenings in the media and film production as lecturer or participant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Britain, Algeria, Qatar and Jordan.

Name: Hussein Hadi Al Dagreiri

Interested in film production, video technology, and education tools.  He has produced many short, medium and dramatic films and documentaries and awareness-raising films via TV, YouTube and Vimeo.  He has written on filming, production and directing movies, advertisements and producing serials on many destinations, local and global.  He has also participated in some local and international festivals as arbitrator, director and organizer, such as Gulf Festival in UAE and Al Jazeera in Qatar, Nasser bin Hamad Prize in Bahrain.  He is currently working on special film production projects, which is a series of documentaries and advertisements on local and Gulf destinations.