Red Sea Labs - The Lodge

Red Sea Labs - The Lodge

Red Sea Labs - The Lodge is addressed to professionals coming from Saudi, Arab, African and Asian worlds. The intensive training programme covers all the aspects related to script development, production, financing, sales and marketing.


Open to teams of Saudi, Arab, Asian, and African filmmakers and producers, this intensive creative and professional training program will take your project from idea to reality. Every year, it turns ambitious emerging filmmakers into a further stage.

For these filmmakers on the cusp of their big break, The Lodge in partnership with the TorinoFilmLab, selects projects for creative and professional mentorship, development, and next-level industry opportunities. Submit your project for your chance to be part of the ten-month program; applications are open till Sunday, January 7, 2024.

In 2024, the Lodge will expand across ten months and five workshops – the first one exclusively addressed to selected Saudi teams, and the other four to all the selected projects – to give you a broad overview and strong grounding to explore your project’s full dramatic and production potentials. You’ll be mentored by a Head of studies and a Head of Script Development, with guidance from international specialists across all segments of cinema and the industry.

Alongside ongoing script development sessions, the program features a producer coaching program and covers professional development in artistic aspects and also production, financing, sales, and marketing. During the workshop, participants will also have the opportunity to work with internationally experienced experts from the fields of directing, cinematography, editing, sound and post-production, sales, etc.

Following development and meetings with industry professionals, winners will share a pot of $200,000 in award prizes, based on merit. The awards will be announced during the Festival.

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