The Red Sea International Film Festival was notable for the participation of art and cinema stars from different parts of the world led by Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Catherine Deneuve, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Turkish star Burak Ocivid, Nabila Obaid, Yuzra, Laila. LV, Hoda Hussain and Abdullah. Al-Satan, Abdul Mohsen Al-Nimr, Sadiq Behbehani, Karis Bashar, Carmen Pasfaz, Nadine Najeem, Magui Bou Khosn, Jamal Sinan, et al.
The cash and in-kind winners of the Red Sea Market Awards were announced earlier yesterday, fostering new talent among filmmakers in Saudi Arabia, the Arab world and Africa, who read and reviewed competing works. , and 3 judging panels came to their conclusions, namely Projects Market Project, Works in Progress and Series Factory. , to select 9 winning projects, whose owners can benefit from prizes awarded by the Red Sea Fund. Prizes were distributed by the partners of the festival.
The works-in-progress project jury selected two projects, in which Hugo Salvador’s “Simba” project won the $10,000 Red Sea Market post-production jury award, and Amir Fakhruddin’s Yunan project won the post-production award. Worth $30,000. The Projects Market jury selected 3 winners from 12 competing projects, and the following projects won prizes: Daniel Arbitt’s Unity of Love Triumphs project, which won the Jury’s Special Commendation Award, $25,000. It also won. Red Sea Development Market Prize, valued at $35. One thousand dollars for the project “Forty-one” by Same Ala, along with a production award of 100 thousand dollars, won by the project “The Return of the Prodigal Son”. ” Rani Masalha.
The Project Market Jury selected 4 winning films from 12 competing projects from Red Sea Lodge with a $50,000 production award for each project. Amal Yusuf’s project “In the Company of Belles” won the awards. Vinzo Nshoko’s project “A Wonderful Story” Naisha Nimubaya directed “Black Snake” and Fatima Riahi’s “My Father Killed Bourguiba” project.
Additional Red Sea Market Partner Awards: Arab Cinema Center, Arab Radio and Television Network (ART), Cinewaves Films, Idra, Mad Solutions, MBC/Shahid Academy, Oticons, Shift Studios and Tetrafilm.
A panel of judges from the Continuum Laboratory within Red Sea Laboratories selected the two winning projects and awarded them a cash prize of $10,000. The award was won by two projects, “The Guide’s Eye” and “Our”, written by Saleh Al-Hamad. Sun is Sweeter” project by Hana Saleh Al-Fasi.
The festival has a variety of events and programs including seminars, lectures and workshops aimed at improving interaction and communication between filmmakers and audiences. It has more than 64 different films including 36 long and short films from Saudi Arabia. , and 11 films in the “Arabic Masterpieces” category. », plus 17 films ranging from fiction, documentaries and animation from across Asia, Africa and the Arab world. The festival is a great platform for new creators to showcase their work and learn about the latest innovations in the film industry.
Michael Mann’s Oscar-nominated biopic Ferrari (2023), starring Adam Driver and Penelope, wraps up the Middle East and North Africa premiere the day after tomorrow, the 9th of this month. Cruise. The curtain will rise with a special screening for the festival and its programs. For Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Boy and the Heron” (2023), produced by Studio Ghibli.
Honoring Abdullah Al Sadan, the pioneer of Saudi drama
Both Sathan starred alongside Johnny Depp
The Red Sea Film Festival honored Saudi artist and writer Abdullah Al Sadan as a pioneer in Saudi theater.
After receiving his honor, Al-Satan said, “I dedicate this prize to all those who have contributed to Saudi drama with us, living and dead, who have contributed while we dig into the rock, and who have engaged in creative endeavors. Happy Red Sea Festival to every creative artist who is not generous.” Cinema.
Al-Satan is credited with founding theater in Saudi Arabia, with the participation of his colleague Nasser Al-Qassabi, whose names have been linked for years through their famous art project “Tash Ma Tash”. The reason for honoring Al-Satan is very important as he works to deliver 18 a year with a total of 18 episodes, one of the most important television projects in the Gulf and Arab countries.
Al-Satan will participate in the ceremony by showing his film “Noura”, the world premiere of the film produced by Tawfiq Al-Zaidi, Naja Al-Hajjar and Sherif Al-Majali and starring Abdullah Al-Satan, Yaqub. Al-Farhan, Maria Bahrawi, and Aisha Key.