SAFAR Film Festival 2018

SAFAR Film Festival 2018: Presented by the Arab British Centre, the fourth edition of the SAFAR Film Festival will be celebrating the symbiotic and enduring relationship of literature and film in the Arab world through a vibrant programme of features, shorts, and documentaries, spanning over 50 year. Curated by renowned Egyptian film critic Joseph Fahim, the festival addresses an important and fertile period of filmmaking and writing, presenting classic adaptations from Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, from some of the most famous directors and authors of the region, alongside films from Jordan, Lebanon, Sudan, Palestine, Iraq and Qatar. SAFAR is the only festival in the UK solely focused on programming Arab Cinema and this year’s theme will present a rich and diverse programme that will be showcasing pioneering, classic films rarely seen outside the region alongside the best in contemporary storytelling. Taking place 13-18 September, 2018 the films will be screening at both the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and Ciné Lumière. The full schedule can be found through the link below.