YUSR AWARDS

The Yusr Awards recognize innovation and daring with the biggest prizes in the region. Expect the unexpected from emerging and established voices across fiction, documentary, and animated films. Truly international, the best in the world are found here. A spotlight on films from the Global South, including Saudi Arabia and the Arab world, ensures the Festival reaches across the region and beyond.

An international jury of world-renowned filmmakers and industry veterans awards the prizes, with members invited each year by the Festival Director. Including screenwriting, acting and directing, awards are presented across the following categories:

RedSea Golden Yusr for Feature Film

RedSea Golden Yusr for Feature Film

( Trophy , & $100,000 )

RedSea Silver Yusr for Best Director

RedSea Silver Yusr for Best Director

( Trophy , & $50,000 )

RedSea Silver Yusr for Best Screenplay

RedSea Silver Yusr for Best Screenplay

( Trophy )

RedSea Silver Yusr for Best Actor

RedSea Silver Yusr for Best Actor

( Trophy )

RedSea Silver Yusr for Best Actress

RedSea Silver Yusr for Best Actress

( Trophy )

RedSea Silver Yusr for Best Cinematic Contribution

RedSea Silver Yusr for Best Cinematic Contribution

( Trophy )

The RedSea Golden Yusr for Best Short Film

The RedSea Golden Yusr for Best Short Film

( Trophy , & $50,000 )

towards their next film, and a 3-month creative residency in Jeddah Old Town

Audience award

( $50,000 )

Award for Best Saudi Film

Award for Best Saudi Film

( Enabled by a sponsor )

DID YOU KNOW ?

The Yusr takes its name from the distinctive black coral formations found in the Red Sea, along the coast of Jeddah's Old Town. Each award a unique sculpture designed by a leading Saudi artist selected through a competition.