‘Vagabonds’: Ghanaian film wins a $100,000 at Red Sea International Film Festival

Vagabonds: Ghanaian film project wins a $100,000 cash prize at Red Sea International Film Festival
VAGABONDS - Ghanaian film project wins a $100,000 cash prize at Red Sea International Film Festival

Vagabonds, a Ghanaian-French coming-of-age drama, has won the Red Sea Souk production award with a $100,000 cash prize at the 2nd edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival.

Currently, in rough-cut, Vagabonds is written and directed by Ghanaian-American filmmaker Amartei Armar and produced by Sébastien Hussenot and Yemoh Ike.

The twi and English language drama Vagabonds aims for a 2024 release.

'Vagabonds': Ghanaian film project wins a $100,000 cash prize at Red Sea International Film Festival
Vagabonds at the Red Sea International Film Festival

Amartei Armah and Yemoh Ike’s 2022 project, Tsutsue, set in Teshie-Accra, attracted recognition from top-notch Film festivals and made a big statement at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival.

Vagabonds have been tipped to perform even better.

The Red Sea Film Festival aims to foster co-production, worldwide distribution, and new business prospects. The Red Sea Souk is a film market created to support the thriving Saudi, African and Arab industries and promote talent. 

'Vagabonds': Ghanaian film project wins a $100,000 cash prize at Red Sea International Film Festival
Vagabonds at the Red Sea International Film Festival

Distributors, sales representatives, and producers looking to expand their regional reach attended the 2nd edition of the awards, held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The four-day souk attracted a larger crowd and was interspersed with pitch sessions, meetings, screenings, industry talks, awards and networking activities.

A total of $830,000 in cash prizes and $126,000 in-kind prizes were awarded to Saudi, Arab and African projects in the development and work-in-progress stages.

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