JEDDAH: The non-profit Red Sea International Film Festival Foundation announced on Tuesday a fund of SR200,000 ($53,283) in the form of emergency community relief grants to support Saudi filmmakers.
The fund aims to help freelance Saudi filmmakers who have sustained a financial loss resulting from cancelled or postponed gigs or opportunities directly related to precautionary measures against coronavirus.
All Saudis working in the film industry are eligible for the one-time emergency grant of up to SR5,000 on the basis of merit.
Applications will be open until the fund is exhausted. People who meet the criteria should apply at www.redseafilmfest.com/community-fund
The Red Sea Film Festival Foundation, established in 2018 and chaired by Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Farhan, champions the Kingdom’s burgeoning cinema and cultural scene by nurturing audience engagement, supporting filmmakers and strengthening the film industry.