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OPEN CALL: SAFAR ARAB FILM DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

23 May '22

In collaboration with the SAFAR Film Festival, Palestinian filmmaker Saeed Taji Farouky will lead a free two-day project development workshop on 25 and 26 June 2022 for up to six early-career Arab filmmakers (or filmmakers working on projects connected to or inspired by the Arab world.) Applicants must apply with a film idea in mind, but it […]

SAFAR Futures Open Call for Short Films

06 May '22

The SAFAR Film Festival is the only festival in the UK dedicated to cinema from the Arab world. Founded in 2012, SAFAR offers a unique space for audiences to explore and celebrate Arab cinema past, present, and future. For SAFAR’s 10th anniversary edition, we are excited to announce an Open Call for short film submissions […]

Open Call: Arab Britain

10 March '22

DOWNLOAD THE OPEN CALL PDF DOWNLOAD THE BUDGET TEMPLATE The Arab British Centre is pleased to announce a new opportunity for projects exploring the themes of Arab Britain. The deadline to apply is 1 April, read below for more information. Arab Britain  Launched in 2019, Arab Britain is a programme that explores the history, achievements […]

Open Call: SAFAR Futures Mentorship Scheme for Early-Career Arab Film Programmers

01 March '22

SAFAR Film Festival is the only festival in the United Kingdom dedicated to presenting cinema from across the Arab world, offering a unique space for people to celebrate and explore Arab cinema in all its diversity. Founded in 2012 and running on a biennial basis since then, SAFAR has developed and grown over the years, […]

Kickstart Scheme Vacancy: Arts and Culture Projects Assistant

01 February '22

 The Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job with The Arab British Centre, and is part funded by the Government.   You can apply for this Kickstart Scheme role if you are:  claiming Universal Credit  16 to 24 years old  You can find out more about the Kickstart Scheme here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme     Hours: Part Time/ […]

Kickstart Scheme Vacancy: Content Creator and Digital Marketing Assistant

01 February '22

The Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job with The Arab British Centre, and is part funded by the Government.   You can apply for this Kickstart Scheme role if you are:  claiming Universal Credit  16 to 24 years old  You can find out more about the Kickstart Scheme here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme   Content Creator and Digital […]

OPEN CALL: The Circular University with MOU7I6

18 November '21

MOU7I6 Collective is inaugurating The Circular University, a series of workshop sessions for SWANA (south west Asian and North African) young people to find out more about creative careers, and exchange knowledge with not only each other, but boss industry professionals smashing it in their fields. The Circular University – designed by MOU7I6 members Erkan […]

Meet the Filmmakers! SAFAR Arab Film Development Workshop October 2021

25 October '21

We’re excited to announce the latest cohort of filmmakers selected to take part in our SAFAR Arab Film Development Workshop. Led by director and educator Saeed Taji Farouky, the workshop brings together six early-career Arab filmmakers or filmmakers working on projects connected to or inspired by the Arab world for an intensive two-day session where […]

Interview: Curator Sherif Dhaimish on Resistance, Rebellion & Revolution

10 August '21

Resistance, Rebellion & Revolution, opening on 19 August at London gallery HOXTON 253, explores the life and works of the late Libyan artist and satirist, Hasan ‘Alsatoor’ Dhaimish (1955-2016). Coinciding with the ten-year anniversary of the Libyan revolution, the exhibition features samples of his anti-Gaddafi regime, pro-human rights illustrations that were published between 1980 and […]

SAFAR Guest Blog: A journey back to the cinema by Ja’far ‘Abd al-Hamid

13 July '21

SAFAR attendee Ja’far ‘Abd al-Hamid shares his experience of this year’s edition exploring Generational Encounters in Arab Cinema. As the train pulls into Barbican station, my reflection in the windows barely shows my eyes above the medical mask that seems to have gotten progressively bigger over these past seventeen months. Walking through the cavernous tunnel […]