The Red Sea International Festival celebrates the role of women in cinema

The Red Sea International Festival celebrates the role of women in cinema
The Red Sea International Festival celebrates the role of women in cinema

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The Red Sea International Film Festival and the famous Vanity Fair magazine hosted a party at Palazzo Rocca on the sidelines of the 79th Venice International Film Festival, to honor and empower talented women, both in front of and behind the camera, and to inspire the next generation of female creators who have made a difference in the world of film industry with their narratives Stories that resonate and interact with audiences around the world.

During the ceremony, six women working in the Arab film industry were honored, including three creators from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: the famous director Haifaa Al-Mansour for her films (Jeddah, The Ideal Candidate and Mary Shelley) and the many award-winning actress and director of Ahd Kamel for (Counteral series) And the film Sharaf and Wajdah Film), and actress Soumaya Reda, the new face on the cinematic scene for her role in the movie “Tear,” and three other creators, who are: Oscar-nominated director Kawthar Ben Hania for my movie “The Man Who Sold His Back, and On the Palm of an Imp,” and the famous actress Hend Sabry. On (Nora’s Dream, Searching for Ola, and Asmaa), and the famous actress Dora Zarrouk for (Wallpapers and Zombie Goes Zombie)), all of them from Tunisia.

On this occasion, Saudi director Haifaa Al-Mansour said: “I feel proud to be returning to the Venice Film Festival and being honored by the Red Sea International Film Festival and Vanity Fair, and I say: Thank you for including me in this amazing event with these creative women. Venice has been my home since the launch of my film The first one I found ten years ago. I am thrilled to be back in Venice to watch my new Saudi film, The Perfect Candidate, and I hope to come back with a new Saudi movie again.”

Red Sea International Film Festival Executive Director Shivani Pandya commented: “The Red Sea International Film Festival is dedicated to ensuring that we showcase as many unique stories and stories as possible from a new wave of female voices, so we strive to empower women in the industry. Cinema is to reshape the cultural landscape of cinema in our world, and by partnering today with Vanity Fair, we are honoring the female creators who have paved the way to inspire future generations of female creators.”

In turn, the CEO of the Red Sea International Film Festival, Mr. Mohamed Al-Turki, added: “I am delighted to see the exceptional female talents of creative female filmmakers who have made their mark in the world of filmmaking, as we honor them today with Vanity Fair magazine, for their merit thanks to their continued penetration into the world of film industry and breaking them.” We are grateful for their wonderful contribution and can’t wait to see what they come up with next.”

It is noteworthy that the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival will be held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 1 to 10 December 2022 AD.

The article is in Arabic

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