THE FIRST EDITION OF THE RED SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL RUN FROM MARCH 12 – MARCH 21, 2020

JEDDAH OLD TOWN, SAUDI ARABIA

WHO WE ARE

The Red Sea Film Festival Foundation is the first Saudi, independent, nonprofit organization with an official mandate to promote film culture. The Foundation champions the Kingdom’s burgeoning cinema and cultural scene by nurturing audience engagement, supporting filmmakers, and strengthening the film industry.


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LATEST NEWS

Award-winning filmmaker Marwan Hamed to deliver a MasterClass on November 3rd at the Saudi Art Council. The first in our forthcoming series of masterclasses, the acclaimed director will take you through the art of storytelling, raising finance, creating successful Arab films, and his rich experience in the field of filmmaking.


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RED SEA LODGE

Committed to a new wave in Arab cinema, the Red Sea Lodge is shaped by the Foundation’s artist-forward philosophy. Through training and mentorship, the initiative equips this generation and the next with the skills and determination for their bold new approaches. Supporting artistic and creative development, as well as production and promotion strategies, the intensive lab program, with its final award of $500,000, is open to talent from Saudi Arabia and the Arab world.


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FILM SUBMISSIONS

The Red Sea International Film Festival is dedicated to supporting and showcasing Saudi, Arab and international film. Our program reflects the best of current world and regional cinema. We are excited and inspired by helping elevate new and established voices in film, so we encourage filmmakers to submit their films formally to the festival. Film students, short filmmakers, documentarians, animators, feature film directors: we want to see them all. Submit your film now.


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