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Red Sea International Film Festival


The second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF) will run in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from December 1-10, 2022.
The inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival took place from December 6 -15, 2021 with live dailies on filmfestivals.com.

The Red Sea International Film Festival brings the best in Arab and World Cinema to Jeddah Old Town. The Festival showcases exciting new films on the Saudi big-screen, alongside retrospective programs celebrating the masters of cinema, the latest Saudi films, and feature and short film competitions. There are also industry events and workshops nurturing the next generation of talent.

In ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’, the Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), hosted a gala event this evening at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival on the grounds of the magnificent Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes.


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"Queen of Arab Pop" Nancy Ajram in concert at RSIFF 22

Electric concert at the closing after party at Ritz Carlton Gardens following the Awards Ceremony of the Red Sea Festival in Jeddah! Filmfestivals.com was there, on the first row , with many mesmerised fans watch the video!     Nancy Nabil Ajram (Arabic: نانسي نبيل عجرم, Lebanese Arabic pronunciation: [næːnsiː ʕæʒræm] born May 16, 1983) is a Lebanese singer, television personality and businesswo...

The Red Sea Lodge 4th Edition : Apply Now

THE RED SEA LABS OPENS SUBMISSION TO THE 4th EDITION OF THE LODGE After three successful editions, Red Sea Lodge returns as part of the Red Sea LABS in 2023. The Red Sea LABS is a platform for filmmakers, writers and industry professionals, offering various programs to help them realize their vision and projects from inception to production. The Lodge, an integral part of the Red Sea LABS, is a 10-months residency intensive creative and professional program in partnership with the TorinoFilm...

Academy Award winning and internationally renowned actor and filmmaker Jackie Chan awarded on Closing RSIFF Ceremony

The second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), closed by honouring Academy Award winning and internationally renowned actor and filmmaker Jackie Chan for his unparalleled talents and contribution to the film industry, paving the way as a legendary actor, director, producer and stuntman.   Mohammed Al Turki; CEO of the RedSeaIFF said: “We are thrilled to close the second edition on a high by honoring Jackie Chan, a true pioneer, and legend. His extraordi...

AlShimaisi Films, Telfaz11 & Muvi Studio’s Saudi Action-Comedy “Sattar” set for KSA Release via Front Row Arabia on December 29

  The highly-anticipated Saudi Action-Comedy “Sattar'' is set for a wide theatrical launch in Saudi Arabia on December 29 via Front Row Arabia, a joint-venture between MENA distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment and Saudi Arabia’s leading home-grown exhibitor, Muvi Cinemas. The film is produced by prominent Saudi powerhouse Tefaz11’s newly launched production arm, AlShimaisi Films, as well as Muvi Studios. The companies dropped the film’s first full t...

RSIFF22 it's a wrap: we have winners!

Check our festival coverage from Jeddah for the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival Watch some of our videos on our youtube channel. --------------------------------------- BREAKING NEWS : WINNERS ANNOUNCED   VIDEO: Winners of the Red Sea competition sections Actor Jackie Chan poses with the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) CEO Mohammed al-Turki and chairwoman Jomana al-Rashid on the Red Carpet during the closing ceremo...

The Chopard Young Rising Star awarded to Sara Taibah at RSIFF 22

Chopard official partner to the Red Sea International Film Festival crafted the ‘Young Rising Star Award’ to be given to Sara Taibah  Already very involved in the world of cinema, Chopard is proud to demonstrate its love of the seventh art by being official partner of the Red Sea International Film Festival, currently being held in Jeddah from December 1st to 10th. Together with Vanity Fair, Chopard along with partner Attar United, co-hosted the Women in...

VIDEO: Winners of the Red Sea competition sections

Actor Jackie Chan poses with the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) CEO Mohammed al-Turki and chairwoman Jomana al-Rashid on the Red Carpet during the closing ceremony of the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF), in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on December 8, 2022.    The second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), taking place from 1-10 December 2022, today announced the winners of the Red Sea competition section...

GQ Gala at the Park Hyatt, Jeddah to celebrate art, culture and film during RSIFF 22

The Red Sea International Film Festival and GQ Magazine came together to host the first GQ Gala at the Park Hyatt, Jeddah to celebrate art, culture and film alongside the second edition of the RSIFF, which over the last 8 days has welcomed the global film community to showcase the very best of cinema on Saudi screens.    Mohammed Al Turki; CEO of the RedSeaIFF added: “We are delighted to be partner with GQ who are a long-standing supporter of art, creativity, fashion and film...

Day 7 at Red Sea Fest: and closing ceremony with Valley Road

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH PRESS JUNKETS THE NEXT SOHEE Press Junket - 10:30 - 11:00 - Ritz Carlton Publicity Office  JACKIE STEWART Press Junket -  10:30 - 11:00 - Ritz Carlton Publicity Office  VALLEY ROAD Press Junket - 13:30 - 15:30 - Ritz Carlton Publicity Office  NEZOUH Press Junket - 13:30 - 15:30 - Ritz Carlton Publicity Office  A SUMMER IN BOUJAD Press Junket - 13:30 - 15:30 - Ritz Carlton Publicity Office    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH PRESS SCREENING...

Day 6 at Red Sea Fest: In-Conversation with Ranbir Kapoor

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YOUR DAILY HIGHLIGHTS    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH: Families & Children  - PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH (16:45 - Red Sea Gala Theatre)  International Spectacular - EMPIRE OF LIGHT (19:30 - Red Sea Gala Theatre) International Spectacular - BROKER  (22:30 - Red Sea Gala Theatre) Red Sea Competition - NEXT SOHEE (16:15 - Red Sea Cinema)  Red Sea Competition - NEZOUH (19:45 - Red Sea Cinema)  Red Sea Competition - A SUMMER IN BOUJAD (22:45 - Red Sea Cinema...

VIDEO: Shangri La rooftop reception during RSIFF

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Very nice reception at Shangri La 7th Floor with a view on Djeddah Corniche F1 track FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2023 will take place 17th March 2023 4:59 pm – 19th March 2023 5:00 pm ! don't miss it !   ...

Red Sea Souk Awards winners were announced today in Jeddah

Red Sea Souk Awards winners were announced today during the ongoing Red Sea International Film Festival (Red Sea IFF) in Jeddah. Aimed at fostering co-production, worldwide distribution, and new business prospects, the Red Sea Souk is a film market created to support the thriving Saudi, African and Arab industries and promote talent. Distributors, sales representatives, and producers looking to expand their regional reach attend it.   This year, the four-day souk attracted a larger crow...

Red Sea International Film Festival closes a very busy Souq Market: time to recap

  Extensive coverage from Jeddah for the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival Watch some of our videos on our youtube channel. VIDEO: RSIFF 22 Red Carpet interview with Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khanon     ... MORE VIDEOS/ Red Carpet interviews with Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khanon Shah Rukh Khan honored on opening ceremony Priyanka Chopra on Opening red carpet Akshay Kumar dancing at RSI...

VIDEO/ enjoying outdoor screenings at the Red Sea Festival

« Watch out for ZOUZOU » Classic restored outdoor premiere at RSIFF 22     ...

VIDEO: a classic day at the Festival (with soccer closing at my hotel)

Everything is bigger and nicer for this second edition of the festival, the main venue (Ritz Carlton) is absolutely spectacular, with everything at hand, screenings, VR, The Gardens, and massive souk venues and meeting spots. Salute to the choice the festival made, also so very conveniently located next to Crowne Plaza where many of us are staying.     ...

Egypt’s leading hip-hop star Wegz will give an exclusive concert on Jeddah Corniche Al Hamra

As film lovers enjoy the Red Sea International Film Festival at the biggest cinematic event of the year, the Festival announces Egypt’s leading hip-hop star Wegz at an exclusive concert nestled on Jeddah Corniche Al Hamra, on the 7th of December.   from Alexandria's grassroot hip-hop scene to the world – WEGZ is one of contemporary Arabic music’s most recognised icons. At just 19 years, he began paving his way to the top with catchy flows and raw, emotional, and rela...

Ithra heads to Red Sea International Film Festival with five projects including closing film Valley Road

Indie director Khalid Fahad’s Ithra-produced debut feature Valley Road is the closing film Two short films supported by Ithra Film Productions being screened Ithra’s Creative Solutions program will showcase its immersive digital technologies   The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is excited to announce its participation at the second Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, December 1-10. Ithra Film Productions’ ...

Day 5 at Red Sea Fest: In-Conversation with Michel Ocelot...

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YOUR DAILY HIGHLIGHTS AND LINKS TO TONIGHT’S RED CARPET IN PICTURES   TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH: Arab Spectacular -KAMLA (18:30 - Red Sea Gala Theatre)  International Spectacular - THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN (22:30 - Red Sea Gala Theatre) Red Sea Competition - A CHILDLESS VILLAGE  (16:15 - Red Sea Cinema) Red Sea Competition - WITHIN SAND (19:30 - Red Sea Cinema)    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH PRESS JUNKETS OUR LADY ...

The Red Sea International Film Festival hosted the first ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’ gala

The Red Sea International Film Festival hosted the first ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’ gala this week in partnership with Vanity Fair and Chopard at the Park Hyatt, Jeddah to celebrate visionary female talent both on and behind the camera from around the world.   At a gala event hosted alongside the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival, the event brought together working at the heart of the film industry.    The RSIFF continues to suppo...

Red Sea International Film Festival and Art Jameel announce a collaborative programme

  Hayy Cinema’s opening programme, developed in collaboration with Red Sea International Film Festival, includes a Youssef Chahine retrospective and ‘As Seen’, a Gamal Fahmy archival exhibition     Red Sea International Film Festival and Art Jameel announce an archival exhibition presenting Gamal Fahmy’s legacy and a Youssef Chahine film retrospective. The programme invites audiences to discover unique images of the great photographer Gamal Fahmy and ...

VIDEO: Hans FRAIKIN Abu Dhabi Film Commissioner on the soft money and incentives panel at RSIFF 360

Always happy to meet my former colleague from FOX in new places! Hans Fraikin Abu Dhabi Film Commissioner came to Jeddah to speak at RED SEA 360°  organized by Winston Baker about soft money and tax incentives in the region.   PANEL | Show Me the Soft Money: Incentives to Explore There are multiple avenues to subsidize your budget through Funds, Rebates, Development and Support Programs. Budgets for film production can be overwhelming, especially in the indie mar...

VIDEO Interview with the director of the Qisah London Festival

Qisah International Film Festival provides a single platform for films from across the Muslim world enabling filmmakers, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to represent these local worlds in all their cultural diversity, nuance and depth. By Muslim world we mean not only Muslim majority countries but also those with significant Muslim minorities and the Muslim diaspora in Europe, North America and elsewhere. In bringing local film-maker’s representation of their life-worlds the festival aims to...

Film AlUla starts work on first phase of studio complex

Film AlUla, the film agency of the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), has begun construction of a comprehensive, cutting-edge studio complex to kick-start the next phase in north-west Arabia’s emergence as a regional hub for the screen sector.   Completion of the complex’s first phase, encompassing approximately 30,000 square metres (330,000 square feet), is targeted for the fourth quarter of 2023.   The first phase of the complex will include two world-class soundstages...

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