The ten-day film festival will take place in Jeddah this December. The second iteration of the eagerly anticipated Red Sea International Film Festival 2022 has finally arrived.
The Ritz Carlton hotel in Jeddah will play host to the second installment of Saudi Arabia’s premier international film festival. The festival runs from Tuesday, December 1, through Saturday, December 10.
The theme for this year is “Film is Everything.” The broad platform will highlight the best films from the Middle East, the rest of the world, and Saudi Arabia. It celebrates all facets of filmmaking.
In addition to seminars to encourage up-and-coming talent, the festival will include short and feature film competitions. It will allow industry experts, storytellers, and movie enthusiasts to network.
And the winner is
The Yusr Awards honor audacity and originality in cinema by giving the greatest honors in the area to both new and established voices in the film genres of fiction, documentary, and animation.
They will promote Arab and Saudi films. It will ensure that the Red Sea International Film Festival 2022 reaches audiences within the area and beyond.
There are cash prizes for the Red Sea Golden Yusr award winners for best film in competition ($100,000) and the Red Sea Silver Yusr Jury Prize ($15,000).
The Red Sea Golden Yusr for best director ($30,000), the Red Sea Golden Yusr for the best short film ($25,000), and the Red Sea Golden Yusr for best director (USD20,000).
The Red Sea Film Festival Foundation also revealed the seven movies that make up its applications for the Treasures prize. It revives classic works from the past.
La Grande Illusion (1937), Sambizanga (1972), Lion of the Desert (1980), and Stranger than Paradise are among the films on the list (1984).
Additionally, Gharam Fil Karnak and Khali Balak Min Zouzou are two beloved Egyptian classics that have been out of print for over 50 years. Will be brought back to life and screened (Love In Karnak).
How to attend?
For SAR 480, those who want to attend the film festival can register for a gold pass. It gives them access to four daily film screenings.