Edouard Waintrop Joins Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival as Artistic Director (EXCLUSIVE)

French film critic Edouard Waintrop, a former Cannes Directors’ Fortnight chief, has joined Saudi Arabia’s nascent Red Sea International Film Festival as artistic director.

Waintrop, who between 2012 and 2018 headed the independently run Cannes section, had previously been an advisor to the ambitious Red Sea fest which, after a delay due to coronavirus, is now on track to hold its first edition Nov. 11-20 in the historic district of  the city of Jeddah, a Unesco World Heritage site.

In a statement the Red Sea fest’s new chief said the event “will celebrate all aspects of cinema, from the creatives telling stories to the technical craftspeople putting imaginative ideas

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