THE LODGE | 4th EDITION
WHERE AMBITIONS ARE HONED, AND YOUR FILM IS SHAPED.
Open to teams of Saudi, Arab and African Filmmakers and Producers. This intensive creative and professional training program will take your project from idea to reality. Every year, it turns ambitious emerging filmmakers into a further stage.
For these filmmakers on the cusp of their big break, the Red Sea Lodge in partnership with the TorinoFilmLab, selects projects for creative and professional mentorship, development, and next- level industry opportunities. Submit your project for your chance to be part of the ten-month program; applications open from Thursday, 20st of December 2022 to Saturday, 21st of January 2023.
In 2023, the Lodge expands across ten months and six workshops – the first one exclusively addressed to selected Saudi teams, and the other five to all the selected projects – to give you a broad overview and strong grounding to explore your projects full dramatic and production potentials. You’ll be mentored by a Head of Script Development and a Head of Production, with guidance from international specialists across all segments of cinema and its the industry.
Alongside ongoing script development sessions, the program features a producers coaching program and covers professional development in artistic aspects and also production, financing, sales and marketing. During the workshop, participants will also have the opportunity to work with internationally experienced experts from the fields of directing, cinematography, editing, sound and post-production, sales, etc.
Following development and meetings with industry professionals, winners will share a pot of $ 200.000,00 in award prizes, based in merit. The awards will be announced during the Festival.
The SeriesLab in collaboration with New Reality Entertainment, is a hands-on professional and creative writing program that provides writers the opportunity to work on their TV series pilot. The SeriesLab aims to create a platform of series/episodic writers and give them the right tools and guidance to create the next must-watch television sensation.
The SeriesLab selects projects for full development and mentorship. Mentored by professional TV writer’s, show runners, and industry experts. The SeriesLab prepares participants to write compelling stories and prepare them to pitch their pilot to major television networks.
SHORT FILM KLINIK
The Goethe-Institute and the Red Sea Film Festival, in cooperation with the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg (Germany) is a unique three-part scriptwriting clinic that leads to the production of three final films in the category Live Action Short Film.
MIDDLE EAST MEDIA INITIATIVE (MEMI)
The Middle East Media Initiative (MEMI) is an innovative professional exchange program established at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The workshop will focus on Television Writing and Development.