The Kuwaiti Cinema Club held its first Ramadan Ghabga on Tuesday evening in the club’s headquarters at the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature (NCCAL) building in Kuwait City. The event was held under the patronage of Sheikh Khaled Al-Abdullah, the club’s honorary president.
Members of the local media, in addition to representatives of various arts-related bodies, attended the Ghabga. The evening included the showing of a number of Kuwaiti short films and commercials, as well as an in-depth debate about the problems surrounding Kuwait’s cinema industry.
During the evening, guests were introduced to the various activities provided by the KCC. Husain Al-Khawaled, the head of the club’s board of directors, said, “We have a Cinema Diwaniyah every Wednesday at 7 pm, where we show an international or local film and then we have a discussion group about the film, but now for the last 10 days of Ramadan we are going to stop this and we will resume it, inshallah, after Eid.
Al-Khawaled also revealed that the club is currently considering a plan to launch periodic discussion groups at which the club will host a cinema professional to speak about his or her experience in the cinematic sphere and answer aspiring filmmakers and club members’ questions, adding, “but we are having a hard time with sponsorship.
The Club also announced the conditions for membership, urging all interested young people to join the club. The event also included the announcement of the annual Cinescape amateur short film competition, which will be held in December this year. The conditions for entrants can be obtained in the Kuwait Cinema Club’s offices.