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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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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

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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 RSIF 22

 

ALL VIDEOS IN THE RED SEA FESTIVAL CHANNEL

 

VIDEO/ enjoying outdoor screenings at the Red Sea Festival

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

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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...
 

 

Egyptian cinema icon Yousra received the GOLD YUSR Honorary Award at the opening ceremony

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The Red Sea International Film Festival honored the Egyptian cinema icon Yousra with a GOLD YUSR Honorary Awards at the opening ceremony of the Festivals’ second edition in Jeddah on the Eastern shore of the Red Sea.     Along with acclaimed British director Guy Ritchie and the legendary Indian actor and producer Shah Rukh Khan, the Festival honored the three outstanding talents to recognize their exceptional contribution to the film industry. The Festival is set to run ...
 

 

RSIFF outdoor screening of the classic restored egyptian masterpiece "Watch out for Zouzou"

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Romance, Musical and Melodrama   |    Running Time: 132 minutes 1972 / Arabic dialogue Country: Egypt Directed by: Hassan Al-Imam Produced by Sout El Fen Starring Hussein Fahmy, Suad Husni, Tahiyyah Karyuka, Shafik Galal, Samir Ghanem Scriptwriter Hassan El Emam, Salah Gaheen By day, Zouzou is a serious theatre student at a prestigious Egyptian university, popular with her classmates. By night, she is a talented performer in her mother&#...
 

 

Balqees in concert today at RSIFF22, on 5th December.

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The Red Sea International Film Festival announces the second exclusive concert providing gorgeous sea views of the Jeddah Corniche for the renowned star Balqees on 5th December.   Balqees didn't take long to shoot up to the top of the charts – and anyone who has heard her sing knows why. Balqees's powerful voice, charismatic stage presence and dazzling skills at mastering an impressive range of Arabic dialects make her a one-of-a-kind artist. From her viral Moroccan pop tune...
 

 

Omar Hilal’s debut feature film Voy! Voy! Voy! announced at the 2022 Red Sea International Film Festival

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  Egyptian dramedy is a collaboration between VOX Cinemas, Film Clinic and Image Nation Abu Dhabi and is due for theatrical release in 2023   Award-winning commercial director Omar Hilal will release his debut feature film Voy! Voy! Voy! in 2023. The announcement was made at a press conference at the Red Sea International Film Festival, which was attended by cast and crew including Omar Hilal, Mohamed Hefzy, Nelly Karim and Mohamed Farrag. The Egyptian dramedy is a collaboration b...
 

 

Female Fronted Production Partnership Sets Live-Action Feature The Boy Who Knew the Mountains

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Nancy Paton the CEO of Desert Rose Films has partnered up with Meredith Brett at Flying Tiger Entertainment to produce the feature adaptation of Dr. Michele Ziolkowski’s children’s book trilogy The Boy Who Knew the Mountains, inspired by her own experiences raising a son on the autism spectrum and celebrates the natural majesty of the United Arab Emirates in a way that is rarely captured on screen. Mountain Boy is supported by Creative City Fujairah and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission ...
 

 

Day 4 at Red Sea Fest: Spike Lee in conversation...

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH PRESS CONFERENCE: Spike Lee: 11:00 - 11:45 Arab Stars Of Tomorrow: 12:00 - 12:45 Saudi Film Commission: 14:00 - 15:00 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH  PRESS JUNKETS ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME Press Junket - 11:30 - 14:00 - Festival Garden LAST FILM SHOW Press Junket - 13:00 - 15:00 - Festival Garden AJOOMA Press Junket - 13:00 - 14:00 - Festival Garden A.K.A. Press Junket -  - 13:00 - 14:00 - Festival Garden SHIMONI Press Junket  - 13:00 - 14:00 - Festival Garden S...
 

 

Day 3 at Red Sea Fest

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD PRESS CONFERENCE: Image Nation: 11:00 - Ritz Carlton Press Conference Room   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD PRESS JUNKETS RAVEN SONG Press Junket: 14:00-16:00 - Festival Garden ASHKAL Press Junket: 14:00-16:00 - Festival Garden QUEENS Press Junket: 14:00-16:00 - Festival Garden FRAGMENTS FROM HEAVEN Press Junket: 14:00-16:00 - Festival Garden   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD IN-CONVERSATIONS In-Conversation with Gurinder Chadha: 14:00-15:00 - Red Sea Mall VOX Cinema 5 ...
 

 

Day 2 at Red Sea Fest

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND: PRESS SCREENINGS What’s Love Got To Do With It?: 9:00 – Ritz Carlton Gala Theatre   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND: IN-CONVERSATIONS In-Conversation with Sharon Stone: 13:30-14:30 - Red Sea Mall VOX Cinema 6 In-Conversation with Andy Garcia: 14:45-15:45 - Red Sea Mall VOX Cinema 5 In-Conversation with Guy Ritchie: 16:00-17:00 - Red Sea Mall VOX Cinema 6 In-Conversation with Luca Guadagnino: 17:15-18:15 - Red Sea Mall VOX Cinema 5   S...
 

 

Day 1 at Red Sea Fest

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DAILY REPORT DATE: THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 2022 YOUR DAILY HIGHLIGHTS AND LINKS TO TONIGHT’S RED CARPET IN PICTURES TONIGHT: Opening Night Gala - WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO IT? FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND: Red Sea Competition - SHIMONI (16:00 - Red Sea Cinema) Red Sea Competition - RAVEN SONG (19:00 - Red Sea Cinema) Red Sea Competition - MOUNTAIN ONION (22:15 - Red Sea Cinema) Arab Spectacular - QUEENS (18:45 - Red Sea Gala Theatre) International S...
 

 

Curtain raised today in Jeddah for the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival

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Filmfestivals.com will be bringing you updated and live coverage from Jeddah! Stay tuned and connect to our Red Sea International Film Festival Chanel on youtube. The Red Sea International Film Festival (Red Sea IFF), in partnership with VOX Cinemas and the MBC GROUP, raised the curtain on the second edition, which will run from 1-10 December in Jeddah, nestled on the eastern shore of the Red Sea. The Festival opened with romantic comedy What's Love Got to Do with It? directed by Shekhar ...
 

 

RSIFF In-Conversations happening at this year’s festival in Jeddah with Jackie Chan, Akshay Kumar, Nadine Labaki, Guy Ritchie...

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The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF) in partnership with VOX Cinemas and the MBC GROUP, today announced its stellar line up of In-Conversations happening at this year’s festival in Jeddah. Cinema talents including Jackie Chan, Akshay Kumar, Nadine Labaki and Guy Ritchie are just some of the renowned artists participating in the strong series of In-Conversations at the Festival, which will celebrate highly lauded directors, legendary actors and actresses, and emergent i...
 

 

Enjoy the fun Red Sea Festival trailer paying homage to many iconic films

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Spoiler alert here: quick references to Mad Max, Forrest Gump, 2001 Space Odyssey, LOTR, Back to the Future, Kill Bill, ID4, Thelma & Louise, Jaws... Did I miss anything? ...
 

 

Chopard main sponsor of the Red Sea International Film Festival

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The love story between the Maison and the silver screen continues The Red Sea International Film Festival announced Chopard as an official sponsor of its second edition, in partnership with Attar United.  Already very involved in the world of cinema, Chopard is happy once again to demonstrate its love of the seventh art by supporting this unique event, to be held in Jeddah from December 1st to 10th. The partnership will also be an opportunity to see Chopard ambassadors sparkling with its...
 

 

Winston Baker partners with RSIFF to bring a very comprehensive program December 3-6

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RED SEA 360° in Association with Winston Baker The Red Sea 360° offers four days of thrilling and relevant talks on the Entertainment Industry, Finance and Innovation.  Festival attendees will be able to join 13 sessions covering various topics such as Sales & Distribution, International Co-Productions, Opportunities in the Arab Region, Incentives & Tax Rebates, Funding & Investing in Content, Storytelling...
 

 

RSIFF to program a concert from contemporary Indian music master A.R. Rahman on December 3

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the Red Sea International Film Festival opens its doors to film enthusiasts at the biggest cinematic event of the year, the Festival has announced the first exclusive concert, featuring a performance by the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music.   The first musician to take the stage at the Red Sea International Film Festival concerts will be the legendary ‘A.R. Rahman’. The most renowned musician in the Indian entertainment industry – A.R. Rahman, two-time a...
 

 

 

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