(MENAFN - Arab News) The Jeddah Charity Society for Marriage and Family Guidance announced yesterday that it will give away prizes worth of SR70,000 annually for the best short films on how to maintain a secure family life.
Chairman of the society Abdullah Al-Othaim, who is also a judge at the Court of Appeal in Makkah, said in a statement that the prize would be called Sukna.
The prize will be awarded in the Fourth Wedding Festival in May when 1,200 young men and women will get married under the aegis of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed will also attend the function.
"The charity society aims to spread awareness about family values. It also encourages the participation of all people to spread the noble values of marriage," Al-Othaim said. Submissions should be on the theme of security in marriage. Its duration should not be more than three minutes, he said.
The contest is open to all except establishments and companies. The film should focus on any aspect of marriage such as the security of religious faith, psychological security, health security or economic security. Another condition for the contest is that the film should not violate any Islamic teachings, such as the appearance of woman or music.
The films will judged on the basis of innovation, dramatic content, visual impact and direction. The first prize carries a cash award of SR30,000, second prize SR20,000 and third prize SR10,000 in addition to a viewers' prize of SR10,000. The winners will also be given medals.
The last date for the submissions is April 25.