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Red Sea International Film Festival Announces Baz Luhrmann as Head of Jury for 2023 Edition

The Red Sea International Film Festival has said that internationally renowned writer, director, and producer Baz Luhrmann will preside over the festival’s Red Sea: Features Competition Jury this year.

The festival’s third edition will take place from November 30 to December 9 in Jeddah.

The Red Sea: Features Competition will showcase various films from filmmakers from the Arab region, Asia and Africa.

Luhrmann said: “After visiting Saudi Arabia, I felt truly inspired by the remarkable young filmmaking talent coming up across the region. It’s an honor to be presiding over this year’s Red Sea International Film Festival’s Jury and to be part of the evolution of change that is happening through cinema across the Arab region, Asia, and Africa.”

For 2022, the Golden Yusr for Best Feature Film was awarded to “Hanging Gardens”, directed by Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji.

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