The Organizing Committee of the third edition of the Khalid bin Hamad Youth Theatre Award Festival for National Clubs, Youth Centers and People with Disabilities which is set to launch in October, announced that it will hold its second technical meeting on June 19, at the Muharraq Model Youth Center.
The festival will be held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Honourary President of Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in cooperation with the media office of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa under the slogan #painting_a_smile. The festival comes within one of the generous initiatives of His Highness in supporting youth in the cultural and humanitarian fields.
The Organizing Committee set the date of October 5 as the date for the start of the festival, set to continue until 17 October.
The meeting will be attended by team representatives and the festival’s management to explain the latest organizational matters related to the festival and additional shows.
During the first meeting, the Festival’s Organizing Committee announced a significant increase in the sponsorship of participating clubs and centers by 100%. This is in addition to the festival’s allocated prizes, announced as: Encouragement Award BD300, Best Promising Actor Award BD 500, Best Promising Actor Award for Three Individuals BD 600, Best Music Award BD 500, Best Décor BD 500, Best Writer Award BD 500, Best Actor in a Leading Role BD 800, Best Actress in a Leading Role BD 800, Best Actor in a Supporting Role BD 500, Best Actress in a Supporting Role BB 500, Best Direction Award BD 1000, Special Judging Committee Award BD 1500, Best Group Performance Award BD 2000.
The qualifying rounds will see the selection of only 12 teams that will perform at the festival, while August 20 will set a final date for the qualifiers