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Jeddah Old Town Takes Center Stage for Red Sea Film Festival

Jeddah Old Town Takes Center Stage for Red Sea Film Festival

Tuesday, 19 October, 2021 - 08:45
A view of Jeddah Old Town. (Reuters file photo)

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival will be launched at the iconic Jeddah Old Town UNESCO world heritage site.


Launching the festival there is an opportunity to showcase Saudi Arabia’s attractions and offer a better understanding of the region, its culture and people.


“Calling Jeddah Old Town, otherwise known as ‘Al-Balad’, our home for the Red Sea International Film Festival is really significant and means a lot to us,” said Mohammed Al Turki, chairman of the Festival Committee.


“It is a true honor having this UNESCO world heritage site be the hub for the region’s largest film festival that will put the Kingdom on the map of the global film stage,” Turki added.


The film festival aims to promote cross-cultural exchange while fostering the growth of the Arab film industry.


The festival will showcase the best films from the region and an exclusive viewing of a carefully curated selection of internationally acclaimed titles worldwide.


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