AIU Announces Second Annual Film Festival in Partnership with Cinescape

American International University (AIU) is delighted to unveil an exciting cinematic journey in partnership with Cinescape for the launch of its Second Annual Film Festival, taking place from November 5 to 11, 2023. The grand award ceremony will be the crowning jewel of this exceptional event, slated for November 11. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the AIU campus in Kuwait, this festival creates a vibrant platform for film enthusiasts, students, and industry professionals to converge and celebrate the art of cinema.

Building upon the resounding success of its inaugural edition, AIU's Second Annual Film Festival promises an enthralling and enriching week replete with a diverse range of activities. This includes captivating film screenings, thought-provoking lectures, engaging discussion panels, and immersive workshops. The event's core objective is to foster an environment that nurtures creativity and encourages collaboration within the film industry.

AIU is proud to have Cinescape as a strategic partner, a collaboration that promises to broaden the festival's scope and reach. Their expertise and unwavering support will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of this year's event.

In addition to Cinescape, AIU is honored to have garnered the support of several esteemed sponsors. Debenhams, Weyay, and Ali Alghanim & Sons have generously thrown their expertise and resources behind the festival, underscoring their commitment to the promotion of culture and the arts, not only within Kuwait but also on a global scale.

This year's film festival generated an overwhelming response from filmmakers across the globe, with over 3,000 submissions pouring in from more than 114 countries. The selection process was rigorous, resulting in the curation of a collection of over 40 outstanding films for the week-long event. These films encompass a wide spectrum of genres and styles, promising to captivate audiences and ignite meaningful conversations.

The festival serves as not only a platform for showcasing exceptional talent but also as an invaluable opportunity for industry professionals, students, and film enthusiasts to connect, exchange ideas, and revel in the art of filmmaking.

AIU's Film Festival is poised to be an unforgettable event that will bring together the creative community and celebrate the art of filmmaking. Mark your calendars for November 5 to 11 and join us at the AIU campus in Kuwait for an exceptional cinematic experience.


Register for the AIU Film Festival 


All events are free to attend! Guests are required to check in at the Visitor Center near Gate 1 at the AIU Campus. No prior registration is needed. 


For further details and the latest updates, please visit the official festival website at or follow AIU on social media at @aiu_kw. Be part of a cinematic celebration that promises to be bigger, bolder, and more inspiring than ever before.





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