The organisers of the inaugural edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) have revealed the event's poster.
The artwork features Saudi ballerina Samira Alkhamis emerging from the sea, which as the organisers reveal is indicative of the wave of change in the region and the opportunities for a new generation of filmmakers in Saudi Arabia.
The image was shot by Syrian-born artist Osama Esid with the usage of a traditional photography technique known as the wet-collodion process.
Scheduled to take place between 12 and 21 March, the inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival is organised by the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation, being the first Saudi independent non-profit organisation with an official mandate to promote film culture.
Among the foundation's aims is to shed light on Saudi cinema, promoting international cinema to local audiences, and supporting Saudi and international filmmakers while nurturing the cultural scene.
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