JEDDAH: Organizers of the delayed first version of Saudi Arabia’s Pink Sea Worldwide Movie Pageant (RSFF) are inviting film submissions for the occasion’s launch later this yr.
Set to happen in Jeddah’s historic downtown Al-Balad space – a UNESCO World Heritage Website – from Nov. 11 to twenty the competition, titled “Metamorphosis,” will deliver collectively native filmmakers, film lovers, and worldwide business leaders.
Entrants will have the ability to take part in competitors, shorts competitors, new Saudi/new cinema, and tajreeb classes alongside seven curated sections specifically worldwide spectacular, Arab spectacular, competition favorites, immersive future, treasures, subsequent technology, and episodic.
The brand new Saudi/new cinema class will concentrate on new filmmakers and artists from the Kingdom releasing arthouse options, shorts, and documentaries primed for launch on the worldwide circuit.
Tajreeb, a program for innovators, will showcase experimental movies from Saudis pushing the boundaries with kind and content material, and discovering new methods to inform tales.
Eleven program lessons will function up to date worldwide and Arab cinema, Saudi options, shorts, and experimental movies, retrospectives, and future-oriented augmented actuality and digital actuality experiences.
Movies within the competitors class will vie for the Yusr Awards, chosen by a global jury, and the Pink Sea Golden Yusr award for the very best film in competitors will obtain $100,000.
Money prizes will even be given for greatest director ($30,000), the Pink Sea Silver Yusr jury prize ($20,000), the Golden Yusr for greatest brief movie ($25,000), viewers award, and greatest Saudi flick. Different prizes will go to greatest screenplay, actor, actress, and cinematic contribution.
Earlier this yr, the RSFF introduced a workforce of Saudi and worldwide curators, movie specialists, and business veterans for the occasion, together with competition managing director, Shivani Pandya, and director of Arab applications and movie classics, Antoine Khalife, each previously of the Dubai Worldwide Movie Pageant.
Critic Kaleem Aftab has joined the RSFF as director of worldwide programming whereas Jumana Zahid leads the Pink Sea Lodge, the competition’s incubator for Saudi and Arab filmmakers.