Al Turki is currently representing Saudi Arabia at the Cannes Film Festival in Southern France.
The Red Sea International Film Festival has appointed Mohammed Al-Turki as Chairman of the Festival Committee ahead of the next edition in December 2021.
Al-Turki is a renowned producer from the Kingdom who carved a career that spans over 10 years in both Hollywood and the Arab world.
The festival has moved its inaugural edition to December 2021. It was initially supposed to kick off in the spring of 2020, but was forced to delay due to the pandemic.
Speaking about his role, Al-Turki said: “I’m honoured to be joining the Red Sea International Film Festival to support this exciting new festival and bring people together through the universal language of film. It’s a wonderful time to witness the cultural shift in Saudi (Arabia) with extraordinary plans underway for vision 2030. The festival is the perfect opportunity to develop our flourishing industry, champion and support young Saudi and Arab talent, and share authentic compelling stories with global audiences.”
Al Turki is currently representing Saudi Arabia at the Cannes Film Festival in Southern France, where he attended the opening night premiere of Annette, directed by Leo Carax.
He shared a picture of himself on Instagram and wrote: “Happy to be at my favourite festival at the Cote D’azure representing my country. Cinema is back and alive.”
Al Turki most recently produced Crisis starring Gary Oldman, which was the first film in his career of more than a decade to premiere in his home country of Saudi Arabia.