The Crimson Sea Worldwide Movie Competition, has unveiled the 26 initiatives chosen as a part of its industry-focused Crimson Sea Souk Market, operating from December 2 to five.

Initiatives in growth embody Palestinian director Scandar Copti’s A Childhood, Lebanese-French filmmaker Danielle Arbid’s Love Conquers All and Insanity And Honey Days by Iraq’s Ahmed Yassin Al-Daradji.

Inside the Market choice are twelve Crimson Sea Lodge initiatives which have been developed through the 12 months via intensive workshops and in partnership with the Torino Movie Lab. 4 of those initiatives will likely be awarded the annual Crimson Sea Lodge manufacturing prizes of $50,000 every.

All 26 chosen initiatives will compete for money prizes provided by the Crimson Sea Fund, to be awarded by a world jury of producers: $35,000 for growth, $25,000 for the Jury Particular Point out Award and $100,000 for manufacturing

One other six initiatives will likely be showcased in Works-In-Progress part together with Males In The Solar by Palestinian director Mahdi Fleifel, Crimson Path by Tunisia’s Lotfi Achour and Yunan by Kiev-Born, Germany director Ameer Fakher Eldin, who’s of Syrian descent. (scroll down for the total checklist).

All chosen movies within the Work-in-Progress Showcase will compete for the Crimson Sea Souk Put up-Manufacturing Award of $30,000 and the Particular Jury Point out of $10.000.

“We are excited to host the Red Sea Souk as part of the Red Sea IFF for a third year and to showcase some of the most innovative, inspiring new talent from the Arab and African region,” stated Crimson Sea Movie Competition managing director Shivani Pandya Malhotra, Managing Director.

Alongside the mission market and works-in-progress showcases, the Souk will even run its Crimson Sea 360° {industry} workshops, panels and periods program targeted on the way forward for the Arab, African and Asian movie industries.

Confirmed audio system thus far embody former U.S. Marvel Tv exec Karim Zreik, Jordanian author and director Tima Al Shomali, South Korean producer Woo-Sik Web optimization, Saudi animation director Malek Nejer and Colombian producer Diego Ramírez Schrempp.

The Challenge Market jury contains Saudi Producer Wael Abumansour (Telfaz 11), French producer Jean Bréhat (Tessalit Productions), Moroccan producer Lamia Chraibi (La Prod), Senegalese producer Oumar Sall (Cinekap) and Bosnian producer and director Jasmila Žbanić.

Judges for the Works-In-Progress are Venice Giornate degli Autori creative director Gaia Furrer, Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu and Iraqi-Italian director Haider Rashid.


The Crimson Sea Souk Challenge Market

  • A CHILDHOOD, by Scandar Copti
    Hybrid Artistic Documentary-Animation
    Palestine, France
  • DJELIYA, MEMORY OF MANDING, by Boubacar Sangaré
    Artistic Documentary
    Burkina Faso
  • LOVE CONQUERS ALL, by Danielle Arbid
    Lebanon, France
  • MADNESS AND HONEY DAYS, by Ahmed Yassin Al-Daradji
    Iraq, Canada
  • MIRACLE IN CELL NO.7, by Dina Amer
    Lebanon, UAE
    Syria, Germany, Italy
  • SADNESS, by Emmanuela Lalanga 1st function
    Central African Republic, France, Republic of Congo
  • SELFLESS, by Meriem Mesraoua  1st function
    Algeria, France, Qatar
  • TANZANITE, by Kantarama Gahigiri  1st function
    Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya, Switzerland
    Egypt, Tunisia, France
  • THE STRANGER, by Gaya Jiji
    Syria, France
  • THE TREASURE, by Abdellah Taïa
  • THREE DAYS 1/3, by Rakan Mayasi  1st function
    Palestine, Lebanon, USA, Belgium
  • WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES, I SEE YOUR EYES, by Sameh Alaa 1st function

The Crimson Sea Lodge Initiatives

  • AN ENDLESS NIGHT, by Mohamed Kassaby 1st function
  • BLACK SNAKE, by Naishe Nyamubaya 1st function
  • BY HASNAA’S SIDE, by Amaal Youssif 1st function
    Saudi Arabia
  • FANTASTIC TALE, by Vincho Nchogu  1st function
  • IN THE BEGINNING, IT IS THE END by Ghadeer Binabbas
    Saudi Arabia
  • MECCA, BERLIN, by Mujtaba Saeed & Ghiath Al Mhitawi 1st function
    Saudi Arabia/ UAE/Germany
  • MY FATHER KILLED BOURGUIBA, by Fatma Riahi & Louai Haffar 2nd function Documentary
  • TEMPORARY LIVES, by Wessam Hachicho 1st function
  • THE GIRL AND THE MISSING BED, by Samer Battikhi 1st function
  • THE MIDDLE ONE, by Sarah Almuneef 1st function
    Saudi Arabia/France
  • THE NIGHT WHISPERER, by Lina Mahmoud  1st function
    Saudi Arabia
  • THE SUN SEES EVERYTHING, by Wissam Tanios 2nd function
  • The Crimson Sea Souk Work-In-Progress ShowcaseANIMALE, by Emma Benestan
    Algeria, France, Belgium
  • MEN IN THE SUN, by Mahdi Fleifel
    Palestine, UK, Greece, The Netherlands, France, Germany
  • MY SEMBA, by Hugo Salvaterra   1st Function
  • RED PATH, by Lotfi Achour
    Tunisia, France, Belgium, Poland
  • RISING UP AT NIGHT, by Nelson Makengo 1st Function, Artistic Documentary
    Democratic Republic of the Congo, Belgium, Germany, Burkina Faso
  • YUNAN, by Ameer Fakher Eldin
    Palestine, Germany, Canada, Italy, Jordan