Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival takes place every October and it was launched in 2013. It is the first children film festival in the country and the region. The festival is dedicated to enhance the media literacy of children and young people, foster children’s creativity and showcase the very best in filmmaking for, by and about children and young people. The festival plays an essential role in bringing international films and new media content for youth and children in the region. It exposes them to world cultures and promote peace, tolerance and global understanding of how people from different cultures, religions and backgrounds live together in this world.