We were determined to hold the sixth edition of the festival on time, linking it to our annual commitment and loyalty to the values represented by cinema in our vision; the values of resistance, enlightenment, criticism, expression and beauty. We were keen on this, in the context of our interest in the integration of all these roles within society.
With the rapid escalation of events and the continuation of the public movement, the festival organization team cannot but respect this call, listen to it and give it way, by announcing the postponement of the sixth edition, which was scheduled to take place on its annual date on 21 January, to the near future. We express our full solidarity with the rights of our people to a dignified, humane life for its elderly, youth and children. Our most sincere condolences to those we have lost and gratitude to those who are absent.
Sudan Independent Film Festival Team.
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The 2018 version is characterized by new ideas and visions related to the selection of the films.
The festival has made use of of the current issues and their social history as a foundation for its performances.
The festival team is striving to prepare for a brilliant opening to be added to its achievements.
About Hussein Shariffe
Sudan Film Factory inspires the career and memory of the Sudanese intellectual and artist Hussein Shariffe to enhance and relocate the cinematic culture in Sudan, with regard to the essential contributions of Shariffe in direction, writing, poetry translation, journalism, drawing, painting, and bridging the gaps between the different cultures throughout his life, which extended from 1934 to January 21, 2005.
We think about Hussein Shariffe as one of the greatest contributors in the march of the Sudanese culture and art not only through his whole films, the number of his pictures or the series of his journalistic and creative writings, but also through the exceptional meanings inherent in his unique style, which links his life with his creative works.
Sudan Film Factory decides to launch the Sudan Festival for Independent Cinema in January 21 every year to transform the memory of Shariffe to a celebration for the cinema, to which he devoted his whole life, and which it was one of his means to express his social and individual reality.
So, we hope this festival will adopt the human and artistic values, to which the experiment of Hussein Shariffe based on.
The elephant is hailed as the most sharp and powerful creature in his kingdom - A mighty sovereignty he assumes with humility.
By nature the elephant carries itself with elegant peacefulness and calmness with a memory stronger than steel. He treks slowly step by step, patiently migrating long distances in never forgotten paths.
Along his journey, he paves the road with his feet and breaks obstacles and barriers in his way to open the path for himself, and for the smaller creatures that may follow along behind him.
Constantly hunted for his valuable ivory, the elephant remains, withstanding the test of time and fighting against extinction.