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MBC Joins The Red Sea International Film Festival As A Principal Sponsor

November 28, 2023

The Red Sea International Film Festival is proud to announce MBC as its principal sponsor for 2023. MBC Group has been a staunch supporter of the festival since its inception in 2021, marking their third consecutive year of sponsorship.

MBC Group is the largest and leading media company in the Middle East and North Africa, dedicated towards enriching lives through information, interaction, and entertainment. MBC operates over 20 free-to-air TV channels and radio stations, as well as MBC Studios, a production house dedicated to realizing the unrivalled, untapped storytelling potential of the Middle East, and MBC Academy, an educational and training platform with the mission to discover, upskill, and nurture Saudi talent in the media and production space.

Commenting on the partnership, Mohammad Al Turki, CEO of the Red Sea Film Foundation, said: “The continued support of MBC as a sponsor for the third consecutive year stands as a testament to their steadfast commitment to the Red Sea International Film Festival and the growth and sustainability of the Kingdom’s film industry. We are proud to collaborate with such an industry giant, whose collective reach and expertise enable us to amplify the voices of our regional talent and showcase their brilliance on a global stage”.

Zeinab Abu Alsamh, General Manager of MBC Studios KSA, stated: “Our partnership with the festival was established right at its inception. Since then, our strategic collaboration has grown deeper – year on year. Our goal is to continue supporting the film industry in the Kingdom, enhancing its capabilities and performance. Simultaneously, we aim to train and qualify Saudi professionals in various areas of content creation, with a particular focus on the film industry. This is to harness the golden era that Saudi Arabia is currently experiencing and build upon it to elevate the film industry to international standards, allowing us to share our stories with the world. The consistent success of the RSIFF year after year reflects the development and growth that the Kingdom is experiencing in this crucial sector and in various other fields.”

MBC shares the Red Sea International Film Festival’s goal of harnessing the universal language of cinema, empowering authentic Arab voices and cultivating homegrown talent to captivate audiences worldwide.The partnership with MBC Group will help the festival continue to grow and achieve its mission to showcase the best of Saudi, Arab, African and international cinema, contributing to a robust arts and cultural scene in the Kingdom and beyond.