I don’t think that it comes as a shock anymore whenever we read titles like the one in this article. Saudi Arabia is evolving drastically and we’re certainly glad that we’re here to witness it! So, the most recent news from this part of the world is that Saudi Arabia is hosting its first-ever film festival, The Red Sea Film Festival.
The festival, which is set to take place on the 12th till the 21st of March of this year, is set to screen 107 features and short films, including a lineup of 16 films in-competition, seven non-competition films, 11 Saudi features, and 13 short films for the shorts competition, 23 films for best of year category, and 17 experimental films for the Tajreeb category, which is based on local narratives of Saudis and non-Saudis living in the Kingdom.
It will be held in Jeddah’s Al-Balad district, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
According to Arab News; The first seven days will be dedicated to the festival, while the last two days will screen the winning titles across Al-Balad’s Buhairat Al-Arbaeen, a site that has been constructed specifically for the festival to include the 1,200-seat Coral Theater, four smaller theaters, a workshop space, and a cinema.
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