JEDDAH: The Asian Film Festival is taking place for the 5th consecutive year in Jeddah. Inaugurated on Feb. 19 at the residence of Japanese Consul General Jun Yoshida, the event will last until Feb. 29, showcasing 20 movies from 11 Asian countries eager to entertain Jeddah’s diverse community in a way to bridge cultures and cultivate mutual understanding.
Since the Asian Consuls General Club, comprising 14 Asian countries, promoted the initiative in 2008, the festival has been taking place every year in the most suitable locations at the disposal of Asian diplomats in Jeddah. February’s mild weather is ideal to arrange these kinds of open-air screenings.
This year, Yoshida and the consuls of Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia are hosting the festival that also sees the participation, along with Saudi Arabia, of the Philippines, India, Korea, China, Thailand and Bangladesh.
During the inauguration, Yoshida and Consul General of Brunei Sulaini Said welcomed the guests on behalf of all Asian Consuls General who jointly displayed this years’ logo of the festival.
For more, please see this: http://arabnews.com/lifestyle/offbeat/article578041.ece