The 48Hr Film Challenge is a short film competition designed to challenge and support aspiring Saudi filmmakers to produce new works.
The 48Hr Film Challenge supports up-and-coming Saudi filmmakers to write, shoot and produce a short film in just two days on July 28 and 29, 2023. The 48Hr Film Challenge is a collaboration between The Alliance Française of Saudi Arabia, The Consulate General of France in Jeddah, Vox Cinemas, and the Red Sea International Film Festival.
The selected teams will receive a two-day mentorship on July 21 and 22, with workshops in short film production. Working around set themes, and with the inclusion of an unknown scenic or prop element, revealed just before the shoot, each team will work to beat the deadline, shooting and editing a short film of three to six minutes duration.
The challenge will culminate with screenings on August 27, where two teams will be awarded 48Hr Film Challenge trophies. The winning team leaders will go on to enjoy a residency in a film event in France in 2024.