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The Lodge

The Lodge 2024


Open to teams of Saudi, Arab, Asian, 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 Lodge in partnership with the TorinoFilmLab and is sponsored by Film AlUla, selects projects for creative and professional mentorship, development, and next-level industry opportunities. Submit your project for your chance to be part of the long-term program.

In 2024, the Lodge will expand across five workshops – the first one exclusively addressed to selected Saudi teams, and the other four to all the selected projects – to give you a broad overview and strong grounding to explore your project’s full dramatic and production potentials. You’ll be mentored by a Head of studies and a Head of Script Development, with guidance from international specialists across all segments of cinema and the industry.

Alongside ongoing script development sessions, the program features a producer 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, The Lodge Filmmakers will pitch their projects at the Red Sea Souk during the 4th Edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival 2024.

Applications are closed for the lodge program