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Networking Sessions

Connect with industry key players during three thematic speed meeting sessions at the Red Sea Souk!

As part of the Red Sea Film Festival’s commitment to fostering filmmaking talent, the Networking Sessions provide opportunities for new entrants and emerging filmmakers to connect and network with key players from the film and TV landscape.

Tailored to enable connections between Festival/Souk attendees and professionals, the Networking Sessions gather a large roster of selective regional, international and pivotal industry leaders over 3 sessions, offering a dedicated journey from script to screen.

Through informal yet organized speed meetings in a casual and friendly set-up, producers, distributors, consultants, agents, commissions, funding entities, festival representatives and many more will offer guidance and support, catering to filmmakers’ career development.

Networking Session 1
Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 05:00 – 06:30 PM I Souk Industry Room

Regional Key Players

This networking session offers an unparalleled occasion to establish connections with prominent industry professionals from the Arab world. Producers, Distributors, Film Commissions, Labs, Funds and Streaming Services will be gathered to engage with filmmakers in insightful casual conversations, providing personalized advice about regional opportunities, with the aim to unlock fresh prospects for their projects in the ever-growing Arab cinema landscape.

Networking Session 2
Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 05:00 – 06:30 PM I Souk Industry Room

International Key Players

As a catalyst for collaborations among regional filmmakers and international industry professionals, this networking session connects attendees with international decision makers who set the production machine in motion. Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker, an established producer seeking partnerships, or a film enthusiast looking to expand your network, this event aims to enhance cultural exchange and foster collaborations for groundbreaking and global cinematic endeavors.
Film Commissions, Funds, Labs, Festivals Representatives, Producers, and Distributors will attend; a unique occasion to learn closely about co-productions between different countries, the incentives they offer, the financing schemes pertaining to each and much more.

Networking Session 3
Monday, December 4, 2023 | 05:00 – 06:30 PM I Souk Industry Room

Pivotal Roles

Increase your exposure and unlock a world of opportunities! Join us for a networking session that facilitates connections between filmmakers and pivotal figures that often operate in the shadows, from both regional and international spheres. During this session, talent managers, representative agents, casting directors, script consultants, production and distribution consultants will share insights on their jobs and engage with attendees in a unique session dedicated to propelling careers forward.