The Red Sea International Film Festival announced today that acclaimed British director Guy Ritchie will receive an Honorary Award to recognize his exceptional contribution to the film industry at the opening ceremony of the second edition of the Festival in Jeddah on the Eastern shore of the Red Sea.
The Festival is set to run from December 1 — 10 and will present 131 feature films and shorts from 61 countries in 41 languages from both established and emerging talent.
British film director, producer, and screenwriter Guy Ritchie is considered one of the most successful directors working today. A gifted storyteller, Ritchie has a unique signature style and is renowned for a body of work including Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, RocknRolla, Sherlock Holmes, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Gentlemen.
During the Festival, Guy Ritchie will take part in an ‘In Conversation’ event where Festival goers will have the unique opportunity to hear Ritchie talk about his cinematic career and achievements.
Mohammed Al Turki; CEO of the RedSeaIFF commented: “Guy Ritchie, is a pioneering director and unique storyteller. Over the last 20 years, he has created a huge variety of unforgettable characters featuring original and intricate plots on the big screen. We are delighted to honour his extraordinary talents at the Festival and look forward to welcoming him to Jeddah this December.”