At a press conference he stated that 250 filmmakers from different arab countries will take part in this cinematographic event which will be covered by around fifty members of the media from algeria and abroad.
13 feature-length films will compete for the ultimate prize, the Ahaggar d'Or, which will be presented to the best production. 14 other films will enter the competition to compete for the best short film which will highlight the creativity of young filmmakers.
The financial flap of the festival is about 100 millions dinars. According to the president of the festival, this signifies that the budget reserved for Oran festival represents 10 % of the amount devoted to the Cairo festival and 15 % of the Carthage festival.