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Award-winning Saudi film Last Visit opening at cinemas across the Kingdom today November 18th

Last Visit directed by Abdulmohsen Al-Dabaan and produced by Mohammed Al-Hamoud to open in all Saudi theaters on November 18, 2020. The film is distributed by the Lebanese company MC Distribution and Saudi Arabia's CineWaves Films, with support of the Red Sea International Film Festival Foundation. Last ...

The Red Sea International Film Festival to showcase exciting new films exclusive Tajreeb screenings debut online this month

The Red Sea International Film Festival is excited to announce digital screenings of its Tajreeb program. Originally chosen for the inaugural Red Sea Film Festival, Tajreeb aims to showcase the talent pool emerging in new Saudi cinema.Tajreeb is punk at its core; freeing filmmakers from any sense of cons ...

New competition the 48Hr Film Challenge supports aspiring filmmakers to write, shoot and produce a short film in just two days

The Red Sea International Film Festival has announced a new short film competition designed to challenge and support aspiring Saudis and Saudi-resident filmmakers to produce new works. The challenge will take place in October, with three days of mentorship followed by an intensive 48-hours where the selected ...

Red Sea Lodge announces the winners of it’s two production grants worth $500,000 each

The Red Sea International Film Festival announced the selection of twelve projects for its first edition of the Red Sea Lodge: Script & Feature lab. Today, an eminent jury composed of Nadia Turincev, Meinolf Zurhorst and Yousry Nasrallah selected and announced the winners of the two $500,000 production gr ...

"The Man Who Sold His Skin" An Interview with Kaouther Ben Hania

Kaouther Ben Hania's first narrative feature film Beauty and the Dogs revealed a filmmaker who carries in herself and on her characters a unique, impactful look. It left no one indifferent during its screening in 2017 at the Cannes film festival. This powerful gaze, we had already experienced throug ...

Red Sea Lodge Announces Jury Awarding two production grants of $500,000 on September 25th, 2020

French film producer Nadia Turincev, the highly-respected producer, commissioner and writer Meinolf Zurhorst and the award-winning Egyptian film director Yousry Nasrallah shall make up the jury presiding over the twelve projects taking part in the inaugural Red Sea Lodge Residency.  The jury will aw ...

Red Sea Film Festival Announces 2021 Plans

We wanted to share with you some thoughts on our plans for The Red Sea International Film Festival. In early March, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we took the necessary decision to postpone the inaugural Red Sea Film Festival. It has become clear that the idea of hosting a physical event in 2020 wi ...

Hind Al Fahhad's Project Sharshaf selected in Tribeca Film Institute Network (TFI), in partnership with the Red Sea Film Festival

Hind Al Fahhad’s Red Sea Lodge Project Sharshaf got selected in Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Network, in partnership with the Red Sea Film Festival. The Saudi film project, Sharshaf, has been chosen to partake in the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Virtual Network, in partnership with the Red Sea Film Festi ...

“Changing the Script” – Red Sea International Film Festival announces theme and honors three cinematic innovators

The Festival announced the honoring of three creators of change and innovation in their countries, who made great contributions to the world of film. They are Jack Lang, former French Minister of Culture, Kim Dong-ho, founder of South Korea’s Busan Film Festival, and Daniela Michel, founding director ...

Official Poster for the Red Sea International Film Festival

The Red Sea International Film Festival unveils the official poster of its inaugural edition featuring an image shot by Syrian-born artist Osama Esid of Saudi ballerina Samira Alkhamis emerging from the sea, indicative of the wave of change in the region, and the opportunities for a new generation ...