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Red Sea International Film Festival

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The Red Sea International Film Festival is for film lovers, filmmakers, and the global film industry. See the blockbusters of the future before they hit the big screen. Discover old favorites with lovingly curated retrospectives and restored classics. Explore immersive audio-visual worlds and try something new with experimental and short film strands. The Red Sea International Film Festival brings the best in Arab and World Cinema to Jeddah Old Town. The Festival showcases exciting new films on the Saudi big screen, alongside retrospective programs celebrating the masters of cinema, the latest Saudi films, and feature and short film competitions. There are also industry events and workshops nurturing the next generation of talent. Welcoming filmmakers, film lovers, and industry professionals from around the globe, the Festival is the biggest celebration of cinema culture in the Arab gulf. Established in 2018 by the Kingdom's first Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Farhan Al Saud, the team includes Saudi and international programmers, curators, and directors – all dedicated to connecting the world through film.

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