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Sudan Cinema Club

The Hundredth Anniversary of Cinema in Sudan.




SFG, the Sudan Cinema Club and the Sudanese Filmmakers Association celebrated the The Hundredth Anniversary of Cinema screening in Sudan on the  evening of the 28th Feb 2012 at the Sharga Hall.

The openning ceremony memorializing the first film screening in Sudan that occured in the city of El Obeid in 28 Feb 1912 consisted of an openning speech, a short film about the inauguration of the Film Studio Building in Omdurman in 1968, a ceremony honouring the late Sudanese Cineasts, a concise film compilation of the history of film production in Sudan since 1953, a ceremony honouring the avantgarde of filmmaking in Sudan, music and an exhibition of film production equipments.


A week of forums and screenings:

Ten forums discussing the disappearance of cinema from the Sudanese cultural scene; and ten screenings of Sudanese feature and short films took place between the 29th Feb and 7th March 2012 at different cultural centers in Khartoum, Omdurman, Khartoum North, Atbara and El Obeid.



SFG, Sudan Cinema Club and Sudanese Filmmakers Association in colaboration with UNESCO held a seminar on the “Prospects of the Sudanese Cinema” at Sharga Hall, 16 -17 of May 2012.

Nine papers, were presented discussing the impact of social and political developments in Sudan. Recommendations for feasible solutions to reinstate the art of cinema in Sudanese society were delivered to both federal and Khartoum State cultural ministers.


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