GUST to host THE SCRIPT conference

The Mass Communication and Media Department (MCM), along with the student-led Media Club, at GUST will host an award ceremony on April 12 at the university campus in Mishref. The event will honor “Lifetime Achievements in the Theatrical Arts” by some of Kuwait’s best-known screen legends: Abdulhussain Abdulredha, Mohammed Al Mansour, Hayat Al Fahad, Souad Abdullah, and Saad Al Faraj.

The award ceremony is part of a weeklong conference organized by students and faculty celebrating Kuwaiti pioneers and trendsetters in radio, TV, film and theater. The remainder of the conference from April 13-16 will host prominent speakers and events that are free to the public. Speakers include filmmakers Abdullah Bushahri and Khaled Ameen, Marina FM’s Eman Najem and Ali Najem, specialists Dr. Jamshid Malekpour and Dr. Khalefah Al Hajri, Sahar Al Lail TV series writer Fahad Al-Olaiwa, and others. In addition, the conference will include a festival of Kuwaiti short films, followed by open discussions with selected actors, producers and directors. The three-day film festival will be moderated by AbdulSattar Naji, film, theater and drama critic from Annahar Newspaper.

On April 16 at 12:30, the non-profit NGO, INJAZ-Kuwait will also host a “Business Leaders Campaign” panel discussion featuring film industry experts Zeyad Al Husaini, Abdullah Bushahri, and Nadia Ahmed, which will be moderated by “Launch on Fire” presenter, Khalid Al Zanki. Attendees seeking a hands-on approach to film can pay a small fee to take workshops on documentary filmmaking or sound engineering for TV and Film. Workshop details and registration, as well as a full schedule of the conference events, are available at To follow the conference on Facebook visit, or on Instagram and Twitter @thescriptkw.

The goal of THE SCRIPT is to celebrate local cultural icons, emerging talent, and inspire the next generation to discover their inner talents and appreciate the achievements of their predecessors. IT is organized in collaboration with the student-led Media Club whose mission is to embrace youthfulness, and help develop students' talent and creativity in the service of public interest. The MCM Department and its students organized the conference as the second in a three-year sequence. Each annual conference is dedicated to an area of emphasis within the department’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Mass Communication. These include Visual Communication, Radio and TV Broadcasting, and Public Relations and Advertising. The previous conference, “THE SEEN”, was held in 2014 and focused on visual communication in Kuwait. The next year’s conference will be dedicated to public relations and advertising. For more information about the MCM department and the university, visit