Terms & Conditions
The Red Sea Lodge nurtures the next generation of filmmakers from Saudi and the Arab world, in partnership with TorinoFilmLab.
After a successful inaugural year, it returns in 2021 bigger and better than ever. The intensive 7-month program (duration is subject to change depending on the to-be-announced festival dates) is for emerging filmmakers on their first or second feature; more established names with truly daring new concepts and approaches will be considered. Open to teams of creatives from Saudi Arabia and the Arab world, working on a feature film project at any stage of development. In 2021, the program will include five extended workshops, including two residential weeks in Jeddah.
Following the intensive development process, teams will have the opportunity to pitch for the Red Sea Lodge Production Awards, two prizes of 100,000$, and a Premier AT Red Sea Film Festival ***Note, we need to confirm the rule of premiering in the followingyear whatever year after the film is doneFollowing the program, teams will have a fully developed project including a log line, synopsis, treatment and script, plus budget, director’s statement, producer’s note, production and post-production schedule, financing strategy, financing plan, and a pre-recorded pitch.Each team will understand the process of project development and will be equipped with the necessary skills to fully realize this and future projects.
With the confidence to work effectively in the international marketplace, it provides Arab filmmakers with the insight to move their careers to the next level and get their films made. A maximum of 12 project teams will be selected, at least 6 of which will be Saudi, with the remainder from across the Arab world. A project qualifies as a Saudi project if it has a Saudi director, telling a Saudi story, and will be shot entirely or partly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Deadline for applications is Saturday, 27 February 2021, at 11:59pm KSA timeFull terms, conditions, and application requirements are outlined below. For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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