Red Sea Labs - The Lodge

Red Sea Lodge 2021

Call for applications closed!

Open to teams of Saudi and Arab directors and producers (with writers if on board), working on a feature film project at any stage of development.


TARGET PARTICIPANTS: Open to teams of Saudi and Arab directors and producers (with writers if on board), working on a feature film project at any stage of development.

DURATION: The intensive 8-month programme (duration is subject to change depending on the to-be-announced festival dates) will include five workshops, including one residential during the Festival in Jeddah.

Following development and meetings with industry professionals, two projects will be awarded the annual Red Sea Lodge two production prizes – $100,000 each – a grant and a premiere at the next Red Sea International Film Festival in November .

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Saturday, February 27th, 2021, at 11:59 pm KSA time

To have more information and to know all the Terms & Conditions to apply, please visit the Red Sea Lodge official website.

For further information please contact:


The Red Sea Lodge nurtures the next generation of filmmakers from Saudi and the Arab world, in partnership with TorinoFilmLab.

This intensive creative and professional training program turns ambitious emerging filmmakers into the next big thing.

The Red Sea Lodge, in collaboration with TorinoFilmLab, selects projects for creative and professional mentorship, development, and next-level industry opportunities.

In 2021, the Lodge expands across eight months and five workshops to give you a broad overview and strong grounding to explore your project's full dramatic and production potential. You’ll be mentored by a Head of Script Development and Head of Production, with guidance from specialists across the industry.

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


First Workshop: online 3rd - 10th April (with Friday 9th off)
Second Workshop: online 5th -10th June
Visualization Workshop: online 8th - 13th July
Production/Post Production Workshop: online 12th - 16th September 
Festival Preparation workshop: in person, Tentatively 7th - 9th November

In partnership with
  • Red Sea International Film Festival

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