The Saudi Film Commission gears up to host the very first Saudi Film Confex

VERDICT: Riyadh hosts the newest trends in the movie industry.

Originally posted August 15, 2023

The inaugural Saudi Film Confex, launching in Riyadh will address three main topics: industry trends; global practices and challenges; and opportunities in filmmaking. Thoughtfully designed workshops will be spread over three days, featuring practical training sessions led by specialists in the film industry’s value chain.

The Inspirational Zone will offer top creators sharing their stories and talking about the newest trends in the movie industry. There will be six distinctive “zones” representing various themes in the industry:

• Inspirational Zone: where top creators will share their journeys and big-picture trends in the industry.

• Innovation Zone: to display cutting-edge technology and new product concepts.

• Destination Gallery: showcasing the most unique shooting locations in the Kingdom.

• Interactive Activities: this area focuses on empowering talented and budding filmmakers by providing interactive platforms and new technologies to unleash their ideas, work to support their talent, and enable their performance.

• Experience Zone: introducing recent developments and trends in filmmaking to visitors.

• Business Zone: to initiate agreements, hold meetings, and launching partnerships.

Abdullah Al Eyaf, CEO of the Film Commission, said: “The highly anticipated debut of Saudi Film Confex marks an important milestone for the local film industry, especially as the Kingdom continues to see increased interest around its entertainment capacity and offerings. The conference will provide a platform for both regional and international industry players to connect and will serve as an urban foundation for the collective creation of new techniques and technologies. We are excited to see how the event will impact the evolution of filmmaking in Saudi Arabia and around the world.”

The event takes place at BLVD Expo offering 40,000 square meters of exhibition space, catering for over 100 exhibitors, 50 keynote speakers. The 4 day conference and exhibition is set to bring the world’s leading filmmakers, producers and directors to Riyadh For more information on Saudi Film Confex and to register for attendance, visit

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