Contest launched to support Saudi cinema

The initiative aims to produce two new Saudi feature films in 2019. (Supplied photo)
Updated 10 July 2019

Contest launched to support Saudi cinema

  • The initiative aims to produce two new Saudi feature films in 2019, to be premiered at the first edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival in March 2020

JEDDAH: The Tamheed Fund, a one-time competition introduced by the Red Sea Film Foundation, will support two Saudi feature films at the production stage with up to $500,000 each.

The initiative aims to produce two new Saudi feature films in 2019, to be premiered at the first edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival in March 2020. The festival’s website lists a number of eligibility conditions, including that the writer and director must be Saudi nationals, the script must be ready for production and the film’s theme should be Saudi-related. 

The script should be innovative, focused on an authentic local story and written for a feature film that exceeds 60 minutes. Finally, the film should have a producer from the Kingdom or from a Saudi-based production company.

The deadline for receiving applications is 6 p.m. on July 31.

A selection committee will evaluate all submitted projects, with two scripts allocated funding. The winners will be announced on Sunday, Aug. 25.

When a script is selected, the producer will be obliged to complete the entire film before March 1, 2020. AN Jeddah

 


Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan receives Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 19 November 2019

Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

  • The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan

RIYADH: Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik called on Saudi Foreign Minister  Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Riyadh on Monday. They reviewed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. They also discussed issues of mutual interest.
The foreign minister also held a separate meeting with Mexican Ambassador-designate Anibal Toledo. He presented a copy of his credentials to Prince Faisal prior to submitting them to King Salman.
Sudanese Ambassador Abdulazim Al-Sadiq Al-Karoori called on Prince Faisal bin Farhan to bid him farewell. The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan.