Saudi: Red Sea Film Festival Postponed

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
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Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The organizers released a statement on Tuesday saying that the decision was driven by the safety and wellbeing of guests, staff and audiences being of “primary consideration.”

The organizers thanked people for their “support and understanding” and assured film fans the festival would take place at a later date “as soon as feasible” as they “remained committed to all filmmakers, producers, partners and audiences.”

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The 10-day event was set to feature a number of local and regional movies and high-profile guests such as director Spike Lee were scheduled to attend.

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