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The Red Sea Labs in Partnership with Film Independent Opens applications for The 2nd Edition of The SeriesLab.

The SeriesLab will support 14 emerging content creators from the Arab world, Africa and Asia through a three-part, hybrid virtual/in- person residency program. The program will provide filmmakers with the skills, knowledge, networking and mentorship needed to successfully complete and pitch their television series pilot.
In two-person teams, participants will take part in workshops and masterclasses, gain one-on-one mentorship from U.S. Mentors who are well-known episodic creators and workshop their projects in a supportive group setting. Included in the program will be the exclusive opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for two weeks, where they will participate in a workshop and attend the Film Independent Forum, a special weekend event designed to inspire and empower content creators with the tools and connections they need to get their projects made and seen.

The Program will take place in August 2024 and conclude in December 2024, during the 4th Edition of The Red Sea International Film Festival. The Selected projects will get the opportunity to Pitch their projects at the Red Sea Souk to an audience of international buyers, studios, networks, and producers.
At the end of the program, each participant will receive a Membership to Film Independent which will provide educational and screening benefits for one year.

The SeriesLab in Partnership with Film Independent Is Now Open for Submissions.

The Program
    • Dates: August 12 - 15 / 19-22 - Virtual
    • Touch Point (Online Session)
      Dates: September 9 - 13, 2024
    • Dates: September 24 - October 11, 2024
      Attend the Film Independent Forum (Sept 28-29)
      Location: Los Angeles, USA.
    • Touch Point (Online Session)
      Dates: September 9 - 13, 2024
      Dates: Oct 29 - 31 / Nov 4 - 07
    • DATES: 2- 11 December, During the Red Sea International Film Festival
      Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Submission requirements

(All documents and materials must be submitted in the English Language)

  • Logline.
  • Synopsis.
  • Biographies.
  • The full script draft of the pilot/first episode of the series.
  • An introductory video.
  • A link to your previous work. (If available)


Who Can Apply?

Projects from the Arab, African, or Asian region are eligible to apply.

  • Arab Nationality/Origin
  • African Nationality
  • Asian Nationality

Each project must include a team of Two:

  • Writer & Co-writer/ Producer
  • Writer/ Co- writer
  • Writer/ Producer
What Do I need to Submit?

All submission requirements can be found above. Only materials submitted in the English
language will be accepted.

Do Participants pay for travel and accommodation?

All travel and accommodation costs will be covered


Deadline for Applications is the 2nd of July at 11:59 PM, 2024.

Full application requirements are outlined above. For further information contact:
[email protected]

Full application requirements are outlined above.
For further information contact:
[email protected]