INTRODUCTION TO THE FESTIVAL
The Red Sea International Film Festival lives in Jeddah Old Town, an ancient urban hub on the Saudi Arabian coast. Future-leaning and artist-led, the Festival takes place annually in March. The setting embraces history and cultural exchange, establishing a new destination for Arab and international cinema amid a labyrinth of medieval coral-built architecture. Long a vibrant port city, Jeddah is a trading hub of ideas and cultures. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town is a coastal enclave that teems with myths, delicate buildings, and deep histories – it is a culture rooted in Saudi, yet expansively open to the world.