The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers or cast involved.
The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF) has announced the movies by Saudi filmmakers that will make up its New Saudi/New Cinema: Features slate.
The programme will feature world premieres of the selected films from Saudi’s up-and-coming talent. The programme is the latest selection of films to be announced amongst the 27 films being presented at the festival’s inaugural edition.
Each screening will be accompanied by a Q&A from the filmmakers or cast involved, aiming at showcasing and celebrating emerging Saudi talent, providing an opportunity for festival-goers to discover new films and hear directly from the talent behind the camera
Mohyee Qari, Programme Manager at RedSeaIFF, said: “The Saudi programme of feature and short films of which many are directed by female filmmakers speak to the very best of Saudi filmmaking. They don’t hesitate to explore the different genres of cinema ranging from suspense to thriller, to social themes and relationships to show us Saudi society in its richness. They indicate an industry that is flourishing, both in terms of the diversity and content on screen, and point to the bright future that this young film industry has. We are thrilled to be able to give these filmmakers a platform to share their work on the international stage.”
The films that will screen include Junoon by directors Maan B. and Yaser B. Khalid, Route 10 by Omar Naim, Quareer by Ragheed Al Nahdi, Norah Almowald, Ruba Khafagy, Fatma Alhazmi and Noor Alameer, Fay’s Palette by Anas Ba-Tahaf, Becoming by Sara Mesfer, Jawaher Alamri, Noor Alameer, Hind Alfahhad and Fatima Al-Banawi, Kayan by Hakeem Jomaah and Cinema Al-Hara by Faizah Ambah.
The inaugural edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival will run in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from December 6-15, 2021.