After three successful editions, Red Sea Lodge returns as part of the Red Sea LABS in 2023. The Red Sea LABS is a platform for filmmakers, writers and industry professionals, offering various programs to help them realize their vision and projects from inception to production. The Lodge, an integral part of the Red Sea LABS, is a 10-months residency intensive creative and professional program in partnership with the TorinoFilmLab and sponsored by Film Al-ula for emerging filmmakers from Saudi Arabia, the Arab world, and Africa. Starting today, The Red Sea LABS opens its doors to feature film project submissions to The Lodge’s 4th edition.
The selected projects get access to a network of creative and professional mentors and opportunities in the film industry at large. The winners will be announced at the Red Sea Souk during the third edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival and will share USD 200,000 in award money based on merit. Though aimed at first or second-time feature film directors, the program will also consider applications from more established voices with daring new concepts and approaches.
Red Sea Lodge urges all Saudi/Saudi Residents, Arab, and African filmmakers and producers to apply for the program and hone their ambitions to produce top-notch cinematic masterpieces. The deadline for the submission of applications is January 21, 2023.