Netflix partners with Saudi Arabian Telfaz11

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Netflix partners with Saudi Arabian Telfaz11

Just when you think Saudi Arabia’s creative minds have impressed you enough, they come up with something even more impressive. Netflix has signed a partnership with Saudi Arabian production and financing group Telfaz11 to produce eight new films, with the first project coming to life by end of 2021.



The films will reflect the region’s cinematic culture on screen and will aim for broad appeal to Arab and global audiences. 

The upcoming projects will bring together a band of unconventional storytellers who are passionate about combining narratives drawn from Arab culture with elements of comedy and humanity.

This partnership comes after the success of Telfaz11 and Netflix’s award-winning film collection collaboration, Six Windows in the Desert.


Six Windows in the Desert.


Telfaz, founded in 2011 by Alaa Yousef Fadan, Ali Al Kalthami, and Ibrahim Al Khairallah, aims to meet Saudi Arabia’s and the wider region’s strong appetite for creative expression. 

Nuha El Tayeb, Director, Content Acquisitions, MENAT at Netflix commented on the announced saying: “We are expanding our library of Saudi content and showcasing the beauty of Saudi storytelling by joining forces with its creators to produce authentic and intriguing stories that will resonate with both Arab and global audiences:”. 


Telfaz11’s CEO and co-founder Alaa Fadan noted: “eight films will showcase for global audiences the incredible culture, locations and talent that exists within both our region and the Telfaz11 filmmaker network.”