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The inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival will take place from December 6 -15, 2021 with live dailies on filmfestivals.com.

The Red Sea International Film Festival brings the best in Arab and World Cinema to Jeddah Old Town. The Festival showcases exciting new films on the Saudi big-screen, alongside retrospective programs celebrating the masters of cinema, the latest Saudi films, and feature and short film competitions. There are also industry events and workshops nurturing the next generation of talent.


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Cinewaves Films and Film Clinic Indie Distribution announce an artistic cooperation

The film sector witnessed at the beginning of 2021 an artistic-commercial cooperation between two leading companies (Cinewaves Films) and (Film Clinic Indie Distribution), in pursuit of a wider spread of Arabic artwork in the Saudi market, the Middle East, and North Africa. A joint statement was issued by the distribution company (Cinewaves Films), represented by its chairman, Mr. Faisal Baltyour, And the production and distribution company (Film Clinic Indie
Distribution), represented by its chairman, Mr. Mohamed Hefzy, including the announcement of a commercial agreement that began early this year, 2021, including the distribution of artistic films that participated in several festivals.
 
The agreement aims to exchange commercial and artistic services between the two companies, and that is through the distribution of films distributed by (Film Clinic Indie Distribution) in local and cultural cinema shows in the Saudi market, in addition to the presentation of independent Saudi films that are acquired by (Cinewaves Films) in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
In this context, the founder of (Cinewaves Films) Mr. Faisal Baltyour, said: "Cinewaves Films aspires to offer ways in the future for generations. We are proud  of their creativity and we seek to highlight them." Our goal is to build a successful
cinematic community that reaches the world and is open to everyone who is interested in the film industry at the local and international levels. It is about to extend in the audio-visual sector and invest in the film sector by supporting and
distributing productions.
He added: "The plan adopted by the company with its support for the young generation of film and content makers and artists, and thanks to its incredible method of work and its professional strategy locally and globally, and its global
partnerships, has strengthened its position in the Saudi market and has become one of the fastest growing companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the field of audio-visual media.”
He emphasized: "Producers and filmmakers can benefit from our partnerships and services, allowing them to move from discovering the content we provide to working with it. Through our team, which is distinguished by global competencies,
we worked on distributing glossy films that achieved great revenues and won important global awards and nominations. In addition, our services include providing consultations during production stages, from film development to postproduction, marketing and distribution."
In turn, the founder of the production and distribution company (Film Clinic) and (Film Clinic Indie Distribution), the scriptwriter Mohamed Hefzy said: "We have a great passion for the film industry and we enjoy this work both locally and globally."
And he added, "We are proud of the partnership between our company (Indie Films Distribution) and (Cinewaves Films), which has proven to be the most successful company in the distribution of independent films.
 
According to cinema records, the following films have been co-distributed:
1- The Tunisian movie nominated for the Oscar (The Man Who Sold His Skin), which was shown in Saudi cinemas earlier this year
2- The Egyptian movie that represents Egypt in the Oscar race (Souad), and it will be shown commercially in Saudi cinemas on December 29, 2021
3- The Lebanese film that represents Lebanon in the Oscar race (costa brava Lebanon), which will be scheduled to be shown early next year.
4- The Egyptian film (Feathers), which won many awards in Cannes, El Gouna, Carthage and many other festivals
(Cinewaves Films):
• A distribution company for artistic works
• Headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
• Founder and CEO, Professor Faisal Baltyour
• It has the largest library of Saudi films and aims to extend in the audio-visual sectors, invest in the film sector, and encourage young talents to highlight their diverse energies and innovations, among independent films, documentaries,
dramas, series, and animation
• A pioneer in the distribution of Saudi films in the local and international markets, as it has the largest share in the Saudi market in terms of the artistic content of films and is considered one of the most important contributors to the local film market
• It distributes films in cinemas in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, on digital platforms, television, airlines, and other means of local and international distribution.
 
A synopsis of (Film Clinic) and (Film Clinic Indie Distribution):
• It is a production and distribution company, founded in 2005 by producer and scriptwriter Mohamed Hefzy
• It is headquartered in Cairo and Abu Dhabi
• Not only with its unique productions, but also by supporting the competencies that give it distinctive productions
• After achieving success for over ten years, (Film Clinic) decided to expand by establishing a new company, the (Film Clinic Indie Distribution), a distribution company aimed at marketing Arabic films in the Middle East and Africa

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