Accreditation for the inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival is now open!


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.

There are four accreditation categories:

  • Saudi filmmakers
  • Film and TV industry
  • Students
  • Media and journalists

Read on to find out more on badges, prices, early bird offers until January 19, 2020, as well as some preliminary program details!

1. Talent Days Badge

    Who is it for? Saudi national directors, scriptwriters, and producers.

    What does it access? This pass provides access to:

    • One film ticket per day
    • Exhibition spaces
    • The Talent Days Workshop – running for two days on March 17 and 18

    What’s The Talent Days Workshop? Your opportunity to develop the skills and insight to take your projects to the next level, touching on everything from production to financing. Two days of workshops on March 17 and 18, led by industry experts, will cover pitching, marketing, and distribution. With each session lasting two hours, this is the ultimate industry overview for Saudi talent.

    Cost? Grab early bird tickets before January 19 for $25; After that, regular badges will be available for $50

    If you're a Saudi national director, scriptwriter, or producer working in the industry, and also interested in access to the wider Festival, including networking events and the Souk, check out the combined Festival or Souk + Talent Days badge below!

    2. The Festival Badge

      Who’s it for? All film and TV professionals, including those working on screen and off, pre and post-production, technical, creative, and promotion!

      What does it access? This pass provides access to:

      • Two film tickets per day
      • Panels, masterclasses, workshops, and industry sessions
      • Exhibition spaces

      Cost? Grab early bird tickets before January 19 for $25; After that, regular badges will be available for $50


      3. The Festival + Talent Days Badge

        Who is it for? Saudi National directors, scriptwriters, and producers.

        What does it access? This pass combines the Talent and Festival badges, meaning access to:

        • Three film tickets per day
        • Panels, masterclasses, workshops, and industry sessions
        • Exhibition spaces
        • The Talent Days Workshop, taking place across two days on March 17 and 18

        What’s the Talent Days Workshop? Your opportunity to develop the skills and insight to take your projects to the next level, touching on everything from production to financing. Two days of workshops (March 17 and 18), led by industry experts, will cover pitching, marketing, and distribution. With each session lasting two hours, this is the ultimate industry overview for Saudi talent.

        Cost? Grab early bird tickets before January 19 for $50; After that, regular badges will be available for $100


        4. Souk Badge

          Who is it for? Film and TV professionals working across the business and cultural sectors, including acquisition, broadcasting, distribution, exhibitions, commissioning, festivals, financing and funding, training, sales, production, and programming.

          What does it access? This pass provides access to:

          • Three film tickets per day
          • A packed program of panels, masterclasses, workshops, and industry sessions
          • Exhibition spaces
          • Festival and Souk networking events
          • Press and industry screenings
          • Complimentary subscription to Cinando (until April 30, 2020) and the video library

          Cost? Grab early bird Souk badges before January 19 for $50; After that, regular priced Souk badges will be available for $100

          5. Souk + Talent Days Badge

          Who is it for? Film and TV professionals working across the business and cultural sectors, including acquisition, broadcasting, distribution, exhibitions, commissioning, festivals, financing and funding, training, sales, production, programming, sales, and talent.

          What does it access? This pass combines the Talent and Souk badges, meaning access to:

          • Three film tickets per day
          • A packed program of panels, masterclasses, workshops, and industry sessions
          • Exhibition spaces
          • Project Market
          • Press and industry screenings
          • Complimentary subscription to Cinando (until April 30, 2020) and the video library
          • The Talent Days Workshop, taking place across two days on March 17 and 18

          What’s the Talent Days Workshop? Your opportunity to develop the skills and insight to take your projects to the next level, touching on everything from production to financing. Two days of workshops (March 17 and 18), led by industry experts, will cover pitching, marketing, and distribution. With each session lasting two hours, this is the ultimate industry overview for Saudi talent.

          Cost? Grab early bird tickets before January 19 for $75; After that, regular badges will be available for $150

          6. Media

          Who’s it for? International, regional and local media across all sectors – from film to culture and news

          What does it access? This pass accesses:

          • Press and industry screenings
          • Panels, masterclasses, workshops, and industry sessions
          • Exhibition spaces

          Cost? Free, via media accreditation

          Badges will be allocated at the discretion of the festival management. Proof will be required from the outlet represented.


          7.
          Student

          Who is it for? University students enrolled in film and media-related courses. Proof of enrollment is required.

          What does it access? The pass provides access to:

          • One film ticket per day
          • A fascinating schedule of panels, masterclasses, workshops, and industry sessions
          • Exhibition spaces

          Cost? Free! Proof of enrollment is required.

          For Accreditation registration please click here