Third day of ‘Let’s have FUNN’ virtual event promises

Third day of ‘Let’s have FUNN’ virtual event promises

loads of entertainment with 4 exciting short films

The films targeting children up to the age of 11 are being screened tomorrow (Wednesday)
on the free streaming platform

Sharjah, October 13, 2020

It is a true feast of films for young cinema lovers as ‘Let’s have FUNN’ continues its screenings, with four exciting, shorts scheduled to be streamed tomorrow (Wednesday), from 5pm to 5:30pm. They will all be available for free streaming on the FUNN – Sharjah Media Arts for Youth and Children – website  

Locally produced The Plant, directed by Emirati Hamda Al Midfa, will kick off tomorrow’s line up. The five-minute film follows a little girl who while pining for a replacement of her broken iPad, comes across a flowering plant on the streets and takes it home to grow it. Seeing her perseverance, her mother gifts her a new iPad. Find out what happens to her plant, in the movie.

A fun, animated short from Switzerland, The Last Day of Autumn, chronicles the adventures of several animals in a beautiful forest who are determined to enjoy the last days of autumn before winter steals their joy. Marjolaine Perreten, who founded the Savigny International Animation Film Festival, is the director.

I Found Out What To Do, by Iranian filmmakers Reyhane Kavosh and Ali Raeis, is an animation film in Persian with Arabic and English subtitles. The story revolves around Shirin and her friend Sepher who midway into colouring a picture realise they do not have all the colours required to complete it. Watch how their imagination comes into play as they are determined to complete the exercise.

The final screening for tomorrow is named The Butterfly – an animation film from the UK, directed by Noel Clarke, who  fashions a thriller out of a story of a caterpillar that falls in love with a butterfly but is imprisoned in a glass jar by some children before he can profess his love to her. Watch the movie to find out if he will be able to escape to find his true love.

The films that will be screened on Thursday include Embracing Amazement, Bear With Me, Monster Sitter, Pantin, and Talent Scout. All the films are meant for a 12+ audience.

Let’s have FUNN is a first-of-its-kind virtual media arts event organised by FUNN, a Sharjah-based organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting media arts learning among children and youth in the UAE. The event brings together a stellar line-up of Arab and international artists, filmmakers, and industry experts to deliver a series of inspiring creative workshops and participate in discussions, in addition to film screenings, from November 12 – 16, 2020.


Attached images:

  1. The Plant film
  2. The last day of autumn film
  3. I found out what to do film
  4. Butterfly film
  5. Lets have FUNN logo

About FUNN

FUNN is an organisation established under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, to promote and support the media arts (animation, filmmaking, graphic design, etc.) for young children and the youth of Sharjah and UAE.

FUNN aims to nurture a future generation of creative artists in media and film industry, and promotes new media works and films made by children and young filmmakers in the UAE at international film festivals and conferences worldwide. Its larger goal is to foster talent through these festivals, conferences, and workshops locally and internationally.

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