June 6, 2023

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Red Sea Festival celebrates achievements of Saudi female filmmakers – Al Bilad Newspaper

Country – Jeddah

Red Sea International Film Festival On the occasion of the 76th Cannes Film Festival, a party was held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden in Cape, French Riviera, to highlight the achievements of Saudi Arabian women in the world of cinema. Whether in front of or behind the camera, and their pivotal role in shaping the film industry. Cinema and inspires the new generation of talent in Saudi Arabia, Africa and India.
The ceremony also honored two creators from Saudi Arabia, Saudi actress, director and writer Fatima Al-Banawi, whose first feature in 2016 AD, “Barakah Meets Barakah” has won international and local acclaim, to the most recent. One, “Al-Hamor” 2023, honors Saudi actress Mila Al-Zahrani, who starred in “The Candidate” and is expected to appear in the upcoming horror film “Cello.” Kingdom, so Mila Al-Zahrani’s credits so far include 16 TV series and 4 films.
Jumana Al-Rashed, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Red Sea International Film Festival Foundation, said that the role of women in the international film industry has not yet gained the place it deserves, but seeing the record numbers is encouraging. She expressed her delight that two of the six women’s films in competition for works directed by women filmmakers entered the official competition at Cannes this year, including two women who received support from the Red Sea International Film Festival. For his part, CEO of Red Sea International Film Festival Foundation, Mohammed Al-Turki, said that we aim to support, promote and finance films and help increase the number of women in front of and behind the camera. We need to deliver heartwarming stories that guide women towards brilliance on the silver screen.

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