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Saudi Arabia to participate in Cannes Festival with a modern pavilion

The Kingdom will participate in the 74th Cannes International Film Festival, starting tomorrow until 17 July 2021, through a Saudi pavilion designed in a stylish way.

Several government agencies, the private sector, and Saudi companies specialized in the field will participate.

The Film Commission, the Ministry of Investment, the Royal Commission for Al-Ula, the Red Sea International Film Festival, the MBC channel group, Ithra, NEOM, Nebras Films, TV 11, Arabian Pictures, as well as a group of filmmakers and those interested will attend the event.

The Saudi pavilion will host several seminars organized by the participating Saudi authorities. They will review the investment opportunities in the film industry in the Kingdom and the incredible support that this vital sector enjoys.

These seminars open communication networks between Saudi filmmakers and investors and their international counterparts participating in the Cannes Film Festival.

On 8 July, the Film Authority will host a symposium entitled Get to know the Saudi film industry, while Al-Ula Films will organize a meeting entitled Meet the Producers on 9 July.

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture Ithra will organize a party on 11 July to announce their upcoming cinematic projects.

Saudi pavilion provides unique opportunities to communicate with filmmakers in the world through its various sessions and seminars to present the Kingdom’s efforts and directions in this field through a set of specialized initiatives and programmes.

The Saudi participation in the most prominent global event in the film industry comes in the context of the efforts of local actors in the film sector in the Kingdom, led by the Film Authority, to develop the industry and enhance communication with the most prominent leaders in the sector around the world.

Saudi Arabia is working to enable companies specialized in the film industry to hold meetings with their counterparts or international directors and the pavilion providing opportunities to attract investors to the Kingdom with its favourable production environment, distinctive filming locations, and supportive incentives.

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