The second edition of the festival takes place December 1–10, 2022, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Night Stop, a short film written and directed by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, will have its world premiere in the Short Film Competition of the festival. The film tells about a teenage Black boy who is on his way home at night when his bicycle breaks down in the middle of a quiet highway where he meets a series of mysterious characters. The festival catalogue predicts the film will appeal to fans of the horror filmmaker Jordan Peele.
The film is produced by Danai Anagnostou for Kenno Filmi. We wrote about the film (with the working title A Very Bad Night) already in August last year when it was pitched at Nordisk Panorama, read the article.