Film submissions now open

FAQ

When and where is the Festival?

The Festival takes place in Jeddah Old Town, Saudi Arabia. With the current global pandemic, there are some changes to our schedules – check out the Festival pages for the latest.

How can I get involved?

There are year-round programs for filmmakers and film lovers – from screenings to workshops and masterclasses. Check out news and events for what’s coming soon. Keep an eye on social media too. The public are invited to attend our Festival screenings – you’ll get the latest on the Festival program in the lead up to the event, including ticket and box office details. Keep an eye on social media, the news page, in the dedicated Festival section of the site, and in the Festival publications. If you want to be part of the team, there are volunteering and professional opportunities advertised

Can I attend the Festival?

The short answer – yes! If you’re media or industry, look out for updates on accreditation. For film lovers, programs are announced, and tickets go on sale in the months leading up to the Festival. All the latest news will be found on the website, via social media, and in dedicated Festival publications.

I’ve got a film I want you to consider for the Festival – can I send it to you?

Submissions will open in the months leading up to the Festival and can be uploaded via the site. Keep an eye on the Festival pages for when the submission windows are open.

My brand would be interested in collaborating with you – can we?

The Festival would love to hear from you – check out the Get Involved

I’m a filmmaker, can I attend the Red Sea Lodge?

The lodge is for emerging filmmaker from the Arab world, if that’s you – you can make an application during the open window. Take a look at the details and entry requirements at the Red Sea Lodge page. If you fit the bill and have a film you want to take to the next level, we look forward to receiving your application!

I’m not a filmmaker but I love film, can I attend the masterclasses?

Yes! Check out our year-round event listings

I’m not a filmmaker but I love film, can I attend the masterclasses?

Yes! Check out our year-round event listings

How can I find out more about your programs?

The Red Sea International Film Festival has different strands, covering everything from international and Arab spectaculars with global icons to short films and immersive experiences. Learn more about the Festival themes and activities