The Saudi-based festival, will select a Cairo Film Connection project from the fiction projects to attend the inaugural Project Market of the Red Sea Souk from March 13-16, 2020.
The Red Sea International Film Festival will award 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 to 16, 2020.
The partnership between the Red Sea International Film Festival and Cairo International Film Festival aims to support the Arab filmmakers.
One project will be selected by The Red Sea International Film Festival team from the fiction projects-in-development category. The winner will be announced during the Cairo Film Connection Award Ceremony taking place on November 26 at 6 pm at the 41st Cairo International Film Festival.
The chosen project’s director and producer will receive registration, travel, and accommodation to attend the Project Market of the Red Sea Souk, where they will pitch their project to more than 150 industry leaders.
A total of 20 teams will participate in the Project Market, including 12 developed through the Red Sea Lodge. Pitching sessions will be followed by three intensive days of one-on-one meetings, with the best projects securing funding and backing for their films.
The Red Sea International Film Festival’s industry program will allow international film executives to connect with the regional and local film industry. Programs will include workshops, talks, masterclasses, and networking to generate awareness of the Saudi and Arab film scenes amongst new audiences.