Red Sea International Film Festival


Intl talking points

Six talking points for the international film industry in 2024

Government funding cuts, AI and potential sales company consolidation are in the spotlight this year.

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage mulls move to TV, says ‘Dream Scenario’ has helped him process fame

Oscar-winner took part in an In Conversation event at the Red Sea Film Festival

In Flames

Zarrar Kahn’s ‘In Flames’ wins top prize at Red Sea film festival

Oscar winner Nicholas Cage received a Red Sea Honouree award

Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann: I’d rather retire than add more ‘noise’ to the entertainment world

Red Sea jury president was speaking during an In Conversation event at the festival

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow on whether she will return to acting and why she’s never watched ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Oscar winner was speaking at an In Coversation event at the Red Sea International Film Festival

Halle Berry

Halle Berry scouts for locations for ‘Maude v Maude’ in Jeddah’s historic old town

Oscar winning actress was Saudi Arabia to deliver Red Sea masterclass.

Red Sea 4 cover 2023

Red Sea 2023: Screen’s dailies

Click on the front covers to read Screen’s daily digital editions from this year’s Red Sea film festival (November 30-December 9).

six feet over

Red Sea Competition title ‘Six Feet Over’ secures sales representation (exclusive)

The Algerian-French drama had its world premiere in Montpellier in October.


How the Neom desert region inspired camel-racing epic ‘Hajjan’

Film plays in Arab Spectacular at Red Sea having world premiered at Toronto.

Red Sea Film Festival

Buzzy Red Sea Souk firms up reputation as meeting place for Saudi, international industry

International execs note the quality of projects on offer and growth potential of Saudi industry


MBC Studios to offer production services for international film and TV shoots in Saudi

“This really is soup to nuts - everything when it comes to doing a production on the ground,” says MBC Studios’s Christina Wayne.


Abu Bakr Shawky’s ‘Hajjan’ secures Saudi theatrical deal

Saudi-Egypt production world premiered at Toronto and is in Competition at Red Sea

Tarak Ben Ammar

Tarak Ben Ammar: Saudi film industry is like "California in the 1920s"

Eagle Pictures and Studios de Paris owner says he is looking to partner with Saudi executives on film industry investments in the country

The Mother Of All Lies

Red Sea Fund lauds seven-strong Oscar tilt

Seven films backed by Fund have been submitted to the Academy Awards’ international feature category

'Tiger Stripes'

‘Tiger Stripes’ director shares fears over exposing Malaysian censorship

“I told myself that I had to stand up for my work,” says Amanda Nell Eu


Saudi project ‘By Hasnaa’s Side’ leads Red Sea Souk industry winners with three prizes

The film will be the feature debut of Jeddah-born filmmaker Amaal Youssif.

Yagoub Alfarhan in 'Norah'

‘Norah’: Red Sea Review

Accomplished debut set in spectacular AlUla tracks the fallout from an exciting new arrival in a remote Saudi village


‘Three’: Red Sea Review

Djinn genre outing from Dubai focuses on a clash between Western medicine and Arabic tradition


Chris Hemsworth says George Miller hired “ex-criminals” as extras on ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’

“There was a redemption quality to it; they’re ready to follow him in the battle.”