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Red Sea International Film Festival

Red Sea Film Festival to kick off in December

JEDDAH, February 16, 2024

The fourth edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival (Red Sea IFF) will take place from the December 5 to 14, 2024 at its new headquarters in the historical town of Al Balad in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

In the last edittion, Red Sea IFF had screened 125 films from 75 countries. It was attended by globally renowned writer, director and producer Baz Luhrmann (Elvis, Moulin Rouge!) who presided as Head of the Jury to adjudge 17 feature films and 25 short films.

The festival and industry souk welcomed over 5,000 delegates who attended screenings and panel discussions, while 938 companies were involved in networking and dealmaking.

The festival, in its previous editions, also hosted masterclasses and ‘In Conversations with’, providing audiences with intimate interviews and sessions in addition to notable A list attendees to date which included this year Oscar nominee Kaouther Ben Hania, Chris Hemsworth, Guy Ritchie, Luca Guadanino, Oliver Stone, Jason Statham, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Nadine Labaki, Spike Lee, Giuseppe Tornatore, Jackie Chan, Antonio Banderas, Will Smith, Sofia Vergara, Clive Owen, Baz Luhrmann, Michelle Williams, Maiewenn, Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana, Anthony Mackie, Nicolas Cage, Adrien Brody, Andrew Garfield, Hillary Swank, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Frieda Pinto, Catherine Deneuve, Johnny Depp and more.

Red Sea IFF said it will continue with its initiatives year-round to support, fund and provide a platform for talent from Saudi, Africa, Asia and the Arab world as well as planning for its highly anticipated fourth edition. – TradeArabia News Service


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