The Red Sea Lodge nurtures the next generation of filmmakers from Saudi and the Arab world, in partnership with TorinoFilmLab.
After a successful second edition, the Lodge returns in 2022, bigger and better than ever. The intensive 10-month programme (duration is subject to change depending on the to-be-announced Festival dates and the global health situation) is for emerging filmmakers on their first or second feature; more established names with truly daring new concepts and approaches will also be considered. The Lodge is open to teams from Saudi Arabia and the Arab world, working on a feature film project at any stage of development. In 2022, the programme will include five workshops, two of which are residentials in Jeddah (arrangement of in-person workshops is subject to the global health situation).
Following the intensive development process, teams will have the opportunity to pitch at the Festival’s project market, and compete for the Red Sea Lodge Production Awards, two prizes of 100,000$, and an Arab Premier at the Red Sea International Film Festival.
Additional funding opportunities for Saudi and Arab films will also be available. More information will be provided by the Red Sea Souk, so keep an eye out on our social.
Following the programme, teams will have a fully developed project including a logline, synopsis, treatment and script, plus budget, director’s statement, producer’s note, production and post-production schedule, financing strategy, financing plan, and a pre-recorded pitch.
Each team will understand the process of project development and will be equipped with the necessary skills to fully realize this and future projects. With the confidence to work effectively in the international marketplace, the Lodge provides Arab filmmakers with the insight to move their careers to the next level and get their films made.
A maximum of 12 project teams will be selected, at least 6 of which will be Saudi, with the remainder from across the Arab world. A project qualifies as a Saudi project if it has a Saudi director, telling a Saudi story, and will be shot entirely or partly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A project qualifies as an Arab project if it has an Arab national/origin director, telling an Arab story, and will be shot entirely or partly in an Arab country/ community/ context.
Deadline for applications is Friday, 11th of February 2022, at 11:59 PM KSA time.
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