The Red Sea International Film Festival is dedicated to supporting and showcasing Saudi, Arab and international films. Our program reflects the best of current world and regional cinema. We are excited and inspired by helping elevate new and established voices in film, so we encourage filmmakers to submit their films formally to the festival. Film students, short filmmakers, documentarians, animators, feature film directors: we want to see them all.

The application can be found below, and is free of charge. Please read the rules and regulations before submitting and have a Vimeo link (and password) ready to go.

Please also read our FAQ page as well. We hope that most of your questions and concerns are addressed here, but if not, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing

Submissions close at 5pm (KSA time) on Friday November 15th.

To submit your film click here

We look forward to seeing your film.