The 1st edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival will take place from the 11th
to the 20th of November 2021 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The 2021 theme of “Metamorphosis” celebrates cinema as a force for positive
change. It reflects on the Festival’s local context: the impact of cinema’s triumphant
return to Saudi Arabia since 2019, as well as the blossoming local and regional film
scenes, exploring how cinema culture can create an interface connecting a new,
outward-looking Saudi and the world.