March 17, 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | The non-profit Red Sea International Film Festival Foundation announced a fund of SAR200,000 in the form of emergency community relief grants to support Saudi filmmakers.  


The fund aims to help freelance Saudi filmmakers who have sustained a financial loss resulting from cancelled/postponed gigs or opportunity directly related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures. All Saudis working in the film industry are eligible to the one-time emergency grant of up to SAR5,000 on merit basis. Applications will be open until the fund is exhausted. People who meet the criteria should apply here: 


The Red Sea Film Festival Foundation champions the Kingdom’s burgeoning cinema and cultural scene by nurturing audience engagement, supporting filmmakers and strengthening the film industry. Established in 2018, the Foundation chairman is the Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Farhan Al Saud. 



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