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The Red Sea International Film Festival Announces Dates For 2024 Edition

February 14, 2024

The Red Sea International Film Festival (Red Sea IFF) has confirmed the fourth edition of the festival will take place from the 5th to the 14th December 2024 in Jeddah, taking place in the brand-new headquarters in Al Balad.
The recently wrapped third edition showcased 125 films from 75 countries, with internationally renowned writer, director and producer Baz Luhrmann (Elvis, Moulin Rouge!) presiding as Head of the Jury, with 17 features and 25 short films in competition. The festival and industry Souk welcomed over 5,000 delegates attending screenings and panels, with 938 companies in attendance networking and dealmaking.
The festival, in its previous editions, also hosted masterclasses and ‘In Conversations with’, providing audiences with intimate interviews and sessions in addition to notable A list attendees to date which included this year Oscar nominee Kaouther Ben Hania, Chris Hemsworth, Guy Ritchie, Luca Guadanino, Oliver Stone, Jason Statham, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Nadine Labaki, Spike Lee, Giuseppe Tornatore, Jackie Chan, Antonio Banderas, Will Smith, Sofia Vergara, Clive Owen, Baz Luhrmann, Michelle Williams, Maiewenn, Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana, Anthony Mackie, Nicolas Cage, Adrien Brody, Andrew Garfield, Hillary Swank, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Frieda Pinto, Catherine Deneuve, Johnny Depp and more.
Following the successful third edition last December where the festival celebrated outstanding filmmaking and nurtured global industry links, the Red Sea IFF will continue with its growing initiatives year-round to support, fund and provide a platform for talent from Saudi, Africa, Asia and the Arab world as well as planning for its highly anticipated fourth edition.