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RED SEA SOUK AWARDS​

Generous sponsors support the local and regional film industry with more than 700,000USD cash and in-kind awards at the Red Sea Souk.

Red Sea Fund

Five cash awards to be granted by the Red Sea Souk Jury consisting in the following:

  • 30,000 USD to a film in post-production
  • Winner: CONTRA BY LOTFY NATHAN
  • 100,000 USD to a Saudi project in development or production (only Red Sea Lodge project)
  • Winner: THE PHOTOGRAPHER OF MADINA BY DALYAH BAKHEET
  • 100,000 USD to a non-Saudi project in development or production (only Red Sea Lodge project)
  • Winner: THE ZARQA GIRL BY ZAID ABUHAMDAN
  • 25,000 USD to a project in development (only Souk Project)
  • Winner: AKASHINGA BY NAISHE HASSAN NYAMUBAYA
  • 100,000 USD to a project in production (only Souk Project)
  • Winner: AÏCHA BY MEHDI M. BARSAOUI

There was an additional Red Sea Souk Award, the Special Mention Award with a grant of 15,000 USD awarded to ‘Birthday’ by Lara Zeidan.

Sponsors

ARAB CINEMA CENTER (ACC)

Founded in 2015, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is a nonprofit organization registered in Amsterdam. The ACC is an international promotional platform for Arab cinema as it provides the filmmaking industry with a professional window to connect with their counterparts from all over the world through a number of events that it organizes.

 

One in-kind award to be granted by the Red Sea Souk Jury to one Saudi project in development or in production

consisting in the participation, with all-expenses paid, to the 2022 Rotterdam Lab (Rotterdam International Film Festival).

Winner: ZEBA BY ABRAR QARI

ARAB RADIO AND TELEVISION NETWORK (ART)

Arab Radio and Television Network (ART) is one of the major players in the Arab Film Industry, with a wide array of activities including: production, co-production, distribution & financing.

ART has the largest library of classical & recent Arabic Media content which represents almost 60% of the entire heritage. 

ART aims to raise the visibility of Arab filmmakers and stimulate film production in the Arab world.

Two cash awards to be granted by AMC – ART to acquire the distribution rights of the Arab World consisting in the following:

  • 50,000 USD to a Saudi project in development or in production
  • Winner: WITHIN SAND BY MO ALATAWI
  • 50,000 USD to a non-Saudi project in development or in production 
  • Winner: MONTREAL BY AMEEN NAYFE

CINEWAVES FILMS

A leading Saudi distribution company with the largest Saudi film library. More than 55 titles have recently been distributed by the Cinewaves films for a range of distribution channels, including theaters, Netflix, Shahid, special cultural screenings, local and international film festivals.

One cash award to be granted by Cinewaves to acquire the distribution rights of the Arab World consisting in the following:

  • 50,000 USD to a project in development, in production or in post-production
  • Winner: ZEBA BY ABRAR QARI

LEYTH PRODUCTION

Leyth Production is a Tunisian-based film production company. Its involvement in the cinematic process varies from the early stages of development to providing post-production services for short, feature films, documentaries, and TV shows.

One in-kind award to be granted by the Red Sea Souk Jury consisting in the following:

  • Sound mixing by S.G., sound designer, in Auditorium 7.1 equivalent to 15,000 USD to a film in post-production
  • Winner: ABDELINHO BY HICHAM AYOUCH

MAD SOLUTIONS

The‌ ‌first‌ ‌Pan-Arab‌ ‌creative‌ ‌studio‌ ‌dedicated‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌creation,‌ ‌promotion‌ ‌and‌ ‌distribution‌ ‌of‌ ‌Arabic‌ ‌content‌ ‌to‌ ‌and‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌Arab‌ ‌world.‌ ‌Realizing‌ ‌the‌ ‌potential‌ ‌growth‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌film‌ ‌industry‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Gulf,‌ ‌MAD‌ ‌Solutions‌ ‌has‌ ‌expanded‌ ‌to‌ ‌Abu‌ ‌Dhabi,‌ ‌UAE.‌ ‌ 

One cash award to be granted by Mad Solutions to acquire the distribution rights of the Arab World consisting in the following:

  • 50,000 USD to a project in development, in production or in post-production
  • Winner: THE SEASONS OF JANNET BY MEHDI HMILI

SHAHID

One cash award to be granted by Shahid to acquire the distribution rights of the Arab World consisting in the following:

  • 100,000 USD to a Saudi project in development or in production
  • Winner: HALA’S AZIZ by JAWAHER ALAMRI

THE CELL STUDIOS

“The Cell” is a fully integrated post production facility aiming at providing innovative solutions to all post production projects ranging from films, TV series & documentaries to talk shows, TV commercials, music videos & Promos using the latest technology to deliver your project in the highest quality.

Three in-kind awards to be granted by the Red Sea Souk Jury to a film in post-production consisting in the following:

  • Full Color grading package worth of 15,000 USD
  • Winner: FRAGMENTS FROM HEAVEN BY ADNANE BARAKA
  • Full promotion package worth of 10,000 USD
  • Winner: DIRTY, DIFFICULT, DANGEROUS BY WISSAM CHARAF
  • Full DCP package worth of 10,000 USD
  • Winner: THE CEMETERY OF CINEMA BY THIERNO SOULEYMANE DIALLO
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