Crimson Sea Movie Fest Unveils 26 Initiatives In Souk Program – Deadline

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

Initiatives in growth embrace 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.  

Throughout the Market choice are twelve Crimson Sea Lodge tasks which have been developed throughout the yr via intensive workshops and in partnership with the Torino Movie Lab. 4 of those tasks might be awarded the annual Crimson Sea Lodge manufacturing prizes of $50,000 every.

All 26 chosen tasks will compete for money prizes supplied 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 tasks might 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 complete listing).

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

“We’re excited to host the Crimson Sea Souk as a part of the Crimson Sea IFF for a 3rd yr and to showcase a number of the most progressive, inspiring new expertise from the Arab and African area,” mentioned Crimson Sea Movie Pageant managing director Shivani Pandya Malhotra, Managing Director.

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

Confirmed audio system thus far embrace 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 includes 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 inventive 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 Inventive Documentary-Animation
    Palestine, France
  • DJELIYA, MEMORY OF MANDING, by Boubacar Sangaré                  
    Inventive 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
  • NOSTALGIA: A TALE IN FIRST CHAPTERS, by Ameer Fakher Eldin  
    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
  • THE RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL SON, by Rani Massalha      
    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 Showcase

    ANIMALE, 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 Characteristic
  • RED PATH, by Lotfi Achour
    Tunisia, France, Belgium, Poland
  • RISING UP AT NIGHT, by Nelson Makengo 1st Characteristic, Inventive Documentary
    Democratic Republic of the Congo, Belgium, Germany, Burkina Faso
  • YUNAN, by Ameer Fakher Eldin                                 
    Palestine, Germany, Canada, Italy, Jordan