The Purple Sea Worldwide Movie Competition, has unveiled the 26 initiatives chosen as a part of its industry-focused Purple Sea Souk Market, working from December 2 to five.

Tasks in improvement embrace Palestinian director Scandar Copti’s A Childhood, Lebanese-French filmmaker Danielle Arbid’s Love Conquers All and Insanity And Honey Days by Iraq’s Ahmed Yassin Al-Daradji.

Inside the Market choice are twelve Purple Sea Lodge initiatives which have been developed throughout the yr by intensive workshops and in partnership with the Torino Movie Lab. 4 of those initiatives shall be awarded the annual Purple Sea Lodge manufacturing prizes of $50,000 every.

All 26 chosen initiatives will compete for money prizes supplied by the Purple Sea Fund, to be awarded by a world jury of producers: $35,000 for improvement, $25,000 for the Jury Particular Point out Award and $100,000 for manufacturing

One other six initiatives shall be showcased in Works-In-Progress part together with Males In The Solar by Palestinian director Mahdi Fleifel, Purple Path by Tunisia’s Lotfi Achour and Yunan by Kiev-Born, Germany director Ameer Fakher Eldin, who’s of Syrian descent. (scroll down for the complete checklist).

All chosen movies within the Work-in-Progress Showcase will compete for the Purple Sea Souk Put up-Manufacturing Award of $30,000 and the Particular Jury Point out of $10.000.

“We are excited to host the Red Sea Souk as part of the Red Sea IFF for a third year and to showcase some of the most innovative, inspiring new talent from the Arab and African region,” stated Purple Sea Movie Competition managing director Shivani Pandya Malhotra, Managing Director.

Alongside the venture market and works-in-progress showcases, the Souk can even run its Purple Sea 360° {industry} workshops, panels and classes program targeted on the way forward for the Arab, African and Asian movie industries.

Confirmed audio system to this point embrace former U.S. Marvel Tv exec Karim Zreik, Jordanian author and director Tima Al Shomali, South Korean producer Woo-Sik Search engine marketing, Saudi animation director Malek Nejer and Colombian producer Diego Ramírez Schrempp.

The Undertaking Market jury includes Saudi Producer Wael Abumansour (Telfaz 11), French producer Jean Bréhat (Tessalit Productions), Moroccan producer Lamia Chraibi (La Prod), Senegalese producer Oumar Sall (Cinekap) and Bosnian producer and director Jasmila Žbanić.

Judges for the Works-In-Progress are Venice Giornate degli Autori inventive director Gaia Furrer, Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu and Iraqi-Italian director Haider Rashid.


The Purple Sea Souk Undertaking Market

  • A CHILDHOOD, by Scandar Copti
    Hybrid Inventive Documentary-Animation
    Palestine, France
  • DJELIYA, MEMORY OF MANDING, by Boubacar Sangaré
    Inventive Documentary
    Burkina Faso
  • LOVE CONQUERS ALL, by Danielle Arbid
    Lebanon, France
  • MADNESS AND HONEY DAYS, by Ahmed Yassin Al-Daradji
    Iraq, Canada
  • MIRACLE IN CELL NO.7, by Dina Amer
    Lebanon, UAE
    Syria, Germany, Italy
  • SADNESS, by Emmanuela Lalanga 1st characteristic
    Central African Republic, France, Republic of Congo
  • SELFLESS, by Meriem Mesraoua  1st characteristic
    Algeria, France, Qatar
  • TANZANITE, by Kantarama Gahigiri  1st characteristic
    Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya, Switzerland
    Egypt, Tunisia, France
  • THE STRANGER, by Gaya Jiji
    Syria, France
  • THE TREASURE, by Abdellah Taïa
  • THREE DAYS 1/3, by Rakan Mayasi  1st characteristic
    Palestine, Lebanon, USA, Belgium
  • WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES, I SEE YOUR EYES, by Sameh Alaa 1st characteristic

The Purple Sea Lodge Tasks

  • AN ENDLESS NIGHT, by Mohamed Kassaby 1st characteristic
  • BLACK SNAKE, by Naishe Nyamubaya 1st characteristic
  • BY HASNAA’S SIDE, by Amaal Youssif 1st characteristic
    Saudi Arabia
  • FANTASTIC TALE, by Vincho Nchogu  1st characteristic
  • IN THE BEGINNING, IT IS THE END by Ghadeer Binabbas
    Saudi Arabia
  • MECCA, BERLIN, by Mujtaba Saeed & Ghiath Al Mhitawi 1st characteristic
    Saudi Arabia/ UAE/Germany
  • MY FATHER KILLED BOURGUIBA, by Fatma Riahi & Louai Haffar 2nd characteristic Documentary
  • TEMPORARY LIVES, by Wessam Hachicho 1st characteristic
  • THE GIRL AND THE MISSING BED, by Samer Battikhi 1st characteristic
  • THE MIDDLE ONE, by Sarah Almuneef 1st characteristic
    Saudi Arabia/France
  • THE NIGHT WHISPERER, by Lina Mahmoud  1st characteristic
    Saudi Arabia
  • THE SUN SEES EVERYTHING, by Wissam Tanios 2nd characteristic
  • The Purple Sea Souk Work-In-Progress ShowcaseANIMALE, by Emma Benestan
    Algeria, France, Belgium
  • MEN IN THE SUN, by Mahdi Fleifel
    Palestine, UK, Greece, The Netherlands, France, Germany
  • MY SEMBA, by Hugo Salvaterra   1st Function
  • RED PATH, by Lotfi Achour
    Tunisia, France, Belgium, Poland
  • RISING UP AT NIGHT, by Nelson Makengo 1st Function, Inventive Documentary
    Democratic Republic of the Congo, Belgium, Germany, Burkina Faso
  • YUNAN, by Ameer Fakher Eldin
    Palestine, Germany, Canada, Italy, Jordan