The Red Sea International Film Festival renews its strategic partnership with NEOM

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – The Red Sea International Film Festival today announced the renewal of its strategic partnership with NEOM, the deal building on the success of last year’s inaugural edition. The continuation of the initiative will see a dedicated NEOM booth located in the heart of the event’s Red Sea Souk, where industry professionals will learn first-hand about the development of media industries at NEOM.

The Red Sea Souk will feature pitch sessions, one-on-ones, screenings, panel discussions, industry talks and networking events, as well as an exhibition space to showcase new film developments. NEOM’s strategic partnership with the Red Sea International Film Festival aims to highlight the pivotal role of film and the effect that pioneering events such as the Festival have in enriching the Kingdom’s cultural landscape on the stage. regional and global.

Commenting on the partnership, Mohammed Al Turki, CEO of the Red Sea International Film Festival, said, “After the resounding success of the first edition of RedSeaIFF, we are proud to partner with NEOM for the second year to provide a platform to the Arab world. and the international film industry to come together and create synergies that produce outstanding results. In partnership with the Red Sea Souk, we are excited to continue our strategic collaboration to maximize opportunities for emerging filmmakers.

Wayne Borg, Managing Director of Media, Entertainment and Culture Industries at NEOM, said: “This year again, our partnership with the Red Sea International Film Festival was important to us as it gave us another chance to connect directly with local, regional and international filmmakers. Over the past year, we have officially introduced our highly competitive production incentives and have focused on developing our production infrastructure as we become the focal point in the region for industry, creatives and talent looking to collaborate and tell their stories. share with the film industry.

The Red Sea International Film Festival continues to support the Kingdom’s film industry and launch initiatives aimed at supporting the culture and entertainment sector in the Kingdom to establish a vibrant film community whose impact will reverberates around the world.

Full details can be found at: redseafilmfest.com

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About the Red Sea International Film Festival

The second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival will bring together the best of Arab and world cinema in Jeddah, nestled on the eastern shore of the Red Sea. The Festival will present a compelling selection of new and diverse films, as well as a retrospective program celebrating the masters of cinema and introducing audiences to exciting new voices from the region and beyond. The Festival will provide a platform for Arab filmmakers and industry professionals from around the world to connect, organize feature and short film competitions and present a series of events, masterclasses and workshops to support emerging talent.

Alongside the Festival is the Red Sea Souk, the Festival’s industrial market, designed for global exchanges and partnerships between the international and Saudi film industries. The four-day market will offer a packed schedule of events organized to foster co-production, international distribution and new business opportunities. The souk offers unbeatable access to the vibrant new Saudi scene, as well as the best of the Arab market through pitch sessions, one-on-ones, screenings, industry talks and networking events.

The Red Sea International Film Festival will take place from December 1 to 10, 2022.

For more press information: [email protected]

About NEOM

NEOM is an accelerator of human progress and a vision of what a New Future could look like. This is an area in northwestern Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea being built from the ground up as a living laboratory – a place where entrepreneurship will chart the course for this new future. It will be a destination and a home for people who dream big and want to help build a new model of exceptional livability, create thriving businesses and reinvent environmental preservation.

NEOM will include hyperconnected cognitive cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues and tourist destinations. As an innovation hub, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and businesses will come to research, incubate, and commercialize new technologies and businesses in game-changing ways. NEOM residents will embody an international ethos and embrace a culture of exploration, risk-taking and diversity.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.neom.com and www.neom.com/en-us/newsroom.

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