Red Sea International Film Festival partners with Cairo International Film Festival to support Arab filmmakers


Red Sea Film Festival Award in collaboration with the Cairo Film Connection: the winner is UNDER CONSTRUCTION directed by Nadim Tabet and produced by Georges Schoucair. Both the director and the producer will be invited to participate to the Red Sea Souk's project market to take place in Jeddah next March 13-16, 2020

The Red Sea International Film Festival awarded an opportunity to a team of Arab filmmakers attending the Cairo Film Connection to participate in the inaugural Red Sea Souk, the international industry market taking place in Jeddah, from March 13–16, 2020. The partnership between the Red Sea International Film Festival and Cairo International Film Festival is an acknowledgement of their shared aim in supporting a new and exciting generation of Arab filmmakers.

The Red Sea Souk will hold the first edition of its Project Market. On that occasion, a selection of 20 projects by Arab filmmakers will be pitched by the teams of director and producer. The pitching session will be followed by 3 days of one-on-one meetings with the industry participants. We have already revealed 12 exciting projects which are being intensively developed until next March within the Red Sea Lodge in collaboration with the TorinoFilmLab.

8 more projects will be invited to the Souk's project market. Amongst them will be the winner of the Red Sea Film Festival Award. The award will be granted to a project in the Cairo Film Connection. As part of its partnership with the Cairo Film Connection, the Red Sea Souk will invite the director and producer of the winning project to participate to the Red Sea Souk.