The Winners of ACC & Its Partners Awards at Red Sea International Film Festival

The Winners of ACC & Its Partners Awards at Red Sea International Film Festival
12 December 2021:

Red Sea International Film Festival announced the winning projects of the inaugural edition of Red Sea Souk’s awards, where Arab Cinema Center (ACC), MAD Solutions and Arab Radio And Television Network - ART present 5 cash and in-kind awards. This comes as part of their mission to boost the Arab Film Industry.


ACC award went to Seeking Haven for Mr. Rambo, directed by Khaled Mansour and produced by Rasha Hosny, as well as Zeba, directed by Abrar Abdulaziz and produced by Bakr Alduhaim. The award is an invitation to each of the producers to attend Rotterdam Lab during the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam.


While Arab Radio And Television Network - ART’s award is given to two projects, one Saudi and the other is Non-Saudi. The award provides distribution rights across the Arab world with minimum guarantees of 50,000 USD for each project.  The first award (50,000 USD to a Saudi project in development or in production) went to Within Sand, by Moe Alatawi and the second award (50,000 USD to a non-Saudi project in development or in production) went to Jordanian project Montreal, by Ameen Nayfeh. 


Moreover, MAD Solutions granted its award (distribution rights across the Arab World of USD 50,000) to the Tunisian film project The Seasons of Jannet, by Mehdi Hamili. 


The Partners of Arab Cinema Center (ACC) sets off at the first edition of Red Sea International Film Festival, with numerous activities. The partners in Alphabetical order are as follows: Arab Radio And Television Network - ART (Saudi Arabia), BeirutDC (Lebanon), Cairo International Film Festival (Egypt), Film Clinic (Egypt), Greener Screen  (UAE), Iraqi Cinema (Iraq) Lagoonie Film Production (Egypt), MAD Solutions (Egypt and UAE), Malmo Arab Film Festival (SWEDEN), MISR International Films (Egypt), Pan East Media (Jordan), Rotana (Saudi Arabia and Egypt), Rowad Media (Saudi Arabia), Sudan Film Factory (Sudan), Sudan Independent Film Festival (Sudan), The Imaginarium Films (Jordan), The Royal Film Commission of Jordan (Jordan), Tripoli Film Festival (Lebanon).


Arab Cinema Center (ACC), founded in 2015 by MAD Solutions, is a non-profit organization incorporated in Amsterdam. The ACC also provides networking opportunities with representatives of companies and institutions specialized in co-production and international distribution, among others. ACC's activities vary between film markets, stands, and pavilions, networking sessions and one-on-one meetings bringing together Arab and foreign filmmakers, welcome parties, as well as meetings with international organizations and festivals, and the issuance of the Arab Cinema Magazine to be distributed at the leading international film festivals and markets. 


Furthermore, newsletter subscription is now available on ACC's website, allowing users to obtain digital copies of Arab Cinema Magazine, as well as news on ACC's activities, notifications of application dates for grants, festivals and offers from educational and training institutions, updates on Arab films participating at festivals, exclusive news on the Arab Cinema LAB, and highlights from the ACC's partners and their future projects.


Arab Cinema Center has launched the Arab Cinema Directory in English on its website, which is a comprehensive cinema directory based on a collection of directories that are put together in the same place for the first time, with the goal of providing better knowledge of Arab cinema to filmmakers both inside and outside the Arab world, as well as allowing access to Arab filmmakers and cinematographers. It also facilitates access to Arab Cinema Projects for various international film business entities.