Official Competition

Mohamed Al Salman’s debut feature, “Raven Song,” had its world premiere at the Red Sea Film Festival on Friday, screening in Official Competition. The pic is about 30-year-old Nasser, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, but whose life is turned upside down when he meets an enigmatic young…

The Red Sea Souk, the four-day industry market of the Red Sea Film Festival, is positioning itself as the principal film market for the Middle East and North Africa. This year’s second edition includes two development competitions, a work-in-progress competition, and the Red Sea 360º event, held in association with…

The main competition of the 2nd edition of the Red Sea Film Festival – the Red Sea: Features Competition – underlines the fest’s ambition to celebrate pioneering works from filmmakers in the Arab region, Asia and Africa. Oliver Stone presides the jury, whose other members include Palestinian actor Ali Suleiman…

‘Next Sohee,’ the Jung July-directed drama, that premiered in Critics’ Week in Cannes, has notched up a raft of rights sales deals for Korean agency Finecut. The film was licensed for France and French-speaking Switzerland, by Arizona Films Distribution and by Trigon for the rest of Switzerland. In India and…

Sally Aitken a two-time Emmy nominated writer and director (“Playing with Sharks”) and producer and media executive Aline Jacques (“Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story”) have launched SAM Content. The Sydney-based independent production company will develop and produce all genres of unscripted and scripted projects for local platforms and the international…