Red Sea International Film Festival Highlights ‘Women In Cinema’ At Cannes Gala

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Red Sea International Film Festival Highlights 'Women In Cinema' At Cannes Gala

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) partnered with Vanity Fair Europe to host the “Women in Cinema” Gala in Cannes, drawing global celebrities.

Red Sea International Film Festival Highlights 'Women In Cinema' At Cannes Gala

This glamorous dinner followed RSIFF’s “Women in Cinema” panel during the Variety Global Conversations.

Many renowned talents, Arab and international, attended the event

Red Sea International Film Festival Highlights 'Women In Cinema' At Cannes Gala

The panel featured renowned talents like Egyptian actress Salma Abu Deif, Indian actress Kiara Advani, Thai multi-talent Sarocha Chankimha (Freen), Saudi actress Adhwa Fahad, Saudi singer Aseel Omran, and French-Senegalese director Ramata Toulaye-Sy, sharing insights on their careers and inspirations.

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The gala at Hotel Du Cap attracted stars like actress Eiza González, model Ikram Abdi, supermodel Naomi Campbell, and actress Dorra Zarrouk, alongside Rosie Huntington Whitley, Richard Gere, Minnie Driver, and more luminaries.

In celebration of rising female talent

Red Sea International Film Festival Highlights 'Women In Cinema' At Cannes Gala

The Red Sea Film Foundation and Vanity Fair Europe co-hosted the event to celebrate rising female talent in Saudi Arabia, Africa, Asia, and the Arab world, emphasizing their impact on the film industry.

Saudi films were screened marking a truly notable achievement for Saudi

Saudi Arabia’s presence at the Cannes Film Festival is notable, backing four projects – “Norah,” “The Brink of Dreams,” “To A Land Unknown,” and “Animale” – across various programs, showcasing its support for emerging filmmakers.

RSIFF CEO Mohammed Al-Turki’s active participation in Cannes, along with Jomana Al-Rashid, CEO of the Saudi Research and Media Group, underscores Saudi Arabia’s growing influence in the global film landscape.

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