- Souk Networking Sessions
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Connect with industry key players during 3 thematic speed-meeting sessions at the Red Sea Souk!
As part of the Red Sea International Film Festival’s commitment to fostering new filmmaking talent, the Networking Sessions will provide opportunities for new entrants and emerging filmmakers to connect and network with key industry players during informal yet organised 15-minute speed-meetings.
Tailored to enhance connections between Festival/Souk attendees and industry professionals, the Networking Sessions will gather a roster of 82 selective industry professionals, over 3 sessions covering the 3 main stages of filmmaking, in a dedicated journey from script to screen.
Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 05:00 – 06:30 PM
It all starts with an idea that turns into a story and then a script. Though the equation seems simple, the process is rather challenging yet enticing enough to keep writers, producers, script consultants, labs and residencies busy all year round!
Meet some of the most exciting voices in the industry who dedicate their work efforts to supporting filmmakers in all stages of development: from the early premises of a treatment, to a first draft, leading up to the final script ready to be shot.
Understand what they provide in terms of support: script tutoring and doctoring, applications for funds or simply a space to write and unfold your creativity while bearing in mind the fundamentals of film production: budget and feasibility.
Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 05:00 – 06:30 PM
The successful completion of a film relies strongly on the relationship between its creators and executives. Together, they identify the vision, define the needs and agree on the ambitions of the project both artistically and financially, considering the means on board.
Meet with international decision makers who set the production machine in motion. Learn about co-productions between different countries, the incentives they offer, and the financing schemes pertaining to each.
Monday, December 5, 2022 | 05:00 – 06:30 PM
The life of a film depends heavily on foreseeing the right partners and anticipating the markets where it can have an audience. In addition to producers, distributors are a key element in the process: they contribute to financing, advise on markets and audiences to target, and unfold the marketing plan to ensure the best communication.
Meet with major stakeholders in the field of film distribution. Discover their editorial lines, their line-ups, their market strategies and their modus operandi locally, regionally and internationally.
Understand the difference between sales and acquisitions, as well as their expectations in the search for Arab and African film content. Learn about the role of key festivals in the premiering of films and their release in the circuit.