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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ACCREDITATION

Whether you're an established director or an aspiring filmmaker looking to expand your network, a student on the hunt for inspiration, or an industry leader seeking access to cinema's hottest new market, application and early program details are now available.


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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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INTRODUCTION TO THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Film Submissions are now closed.

Embracing artistic risk-taking, the Festival values feature-length and short film works that push narrative forms and explore the world's complexities in innovative and surprising ways. Across all program sections, the Festival offers encounters with the newest and best of the world’s films, immersive art, experimental projects, classics and retrospective titles.


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