The Syria Mobile Film Festival is screening at London’s Auto Italia followed by a Q&A with festival organiser and artist Zaher Omareen on July 28.
Featuring is 4th Floor by Majd Al-Hamwi and Lawand Zaza and other short films made through the festival’s workshops and grants programmes. This is the first independent screening in London leading up from its participation in Auto Italia’s exhibition programme Hailweed, now extended until July 24.
Established in 2014, the festival creates a “unique platform to encourage professional and amateur directors to produce new work using mobile cameras” inside Syria, despite the hard security conditions. Thus far, it has taken the work of Syrian directors to more than 20 cities around the world.
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Mohamed Noor Ahmed, ‘Life is Beautiful’ (2016). Courtesy the artist.