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Your Guide to the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 28 November 2023 Last update: Wednesday، 29 November 2023
Your Guide to the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023

Cinephiles will be happy to know that the Red Sea International Film Festival will take place in Jeddah from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9.

Festival Venues

The programs of the Red Sea Film Festival will be hosted in three locations, which are:

  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • The Red Sea Outdoor at Al Hamra Corniche
  • VOX Cinema: Red Sea Mall

Theme of Red Sea International Film Festival 2023

The 2023 edition's theme is 'Your Story, Your Festival', which dedicates the festival to all those cinema lovers and movie makers who come together at the festival for the love of film!

Red Sea Competition

Your Guide to the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023

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The films selected for film festival's Competition category include various international and Middle Eastern projects, which are:

  • Backstage
  • Behind the Mountains
  • Dalma
  • Dear Jassi
  • Evil Does not Exist
  • Hiding Sadam Hussein
  • In Flames
  • Insha Allah a Boy
  • Mandoob
  • Norah
  • Omen
  • One of a Kind
  • Roxana
  • Six Feet Over
  • Sunday
  • The Teacher
  • Tiger Stripes

Red Sea Shorts Competition

Your Guide to the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023

Fourteen short films from Asia and Africa are selected in this category and they are:

  • Titanic Suitable for Iranian Families
  • Accidentally Intentional
  • Dusk
  • Eid Mubarak
  • In Between
  • Primetime Mother
  • Solatia
  • Suitcase
  • Terra Mater-Motherland
  • The Courier
  • The Late Wind
  • The Suitcase
  • The Wait
  • Yaa

The Spectacular Series at the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023

Your Guide to the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023

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Other than the screenings of the competing films, the film festival will also host various other programs. 

The Arab Spectacular will feature various Arab films from award-winners to independent films.

If you want to catch some amazing international films, then you can check out the International Spectacular selection.

This selection will include 'Priscilla', which revolves around Elvis Presley's relationship with Priscilla Beaulieu. 

Red Sea Film Festival:  Favorites and Treasures

Your Guide to the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023

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Another curated film selection will be the Festival Favorites, which will include films from promising artists, other festivals' favorites, and films loved by the Red Sea team.

Another selection of films titled Red Sea: Treasures will include a blast from the past with favorite films of the previous generations. 

Family-Friendly Movies

Your Guide to the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023

If festival goers are looking for family-friendly movies, then they can check out RSIFF's Families and Children film selection. 

Other Films at the Red Sea Film Festival

Your Guide to the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023

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Another program festival goers will not want to miss is the New Vision, which will feature a selection of films focused on the unconventional.

The Red Sea Film Festival will also feature various documentaries including 'Four Daughters', which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2023. 

The first-ever Festival Series will also include a selection of Middle Eastern and international films. 

Red Sea Int'l Film Festival Opening and Closing Films

Your Guide to the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023

The Red Sea International Film Festival will open with the screening of the Saudi film 'Hwjn', which is based on a popular Arabic fantasy romance novel.

The film festival will close with Michael Mann's 'Ferrari'.

The Red Sea Honorees

Your Guide to the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023

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The Red Sea Film Foundation will honor Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, critically-acclaimed Hollywood actress Diane Kruger, and veteran Saudi actor and writer Abdullah Al-Sadhan at the festival. 

Tickets can be purchased from the official Red Sea Film Festival website.

For the latest updates on the Red Sea International Film Festival, check out KSA Moments!

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