SAFAR Film Festival: London Screenings

18 June '24 - 30 June '24

The UK’s largest festival of Arab cinema returns to London, screening classic and contemporary films at the Barbican, Cine Lumiere, the ICA and Garden Cinema alongside over a dozen Q&As and panel discussions.

The 2024 festival brings together over 50 films from 15 countries including new releases, classics, family friendly screenings, archive films, special events and more. This year’s festival theme aims to highlight a multitude of daily realities being faced across the Arab world and reflect on how small hopes and bigger dreams co-exist within such contexts.

SAFAR’s ninth edition runs from 18-30 June 2024 with screenings in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and Plymouth.
SAFAR is supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, the British Council, the Bagri Foundation and the Barjeel Art Foundation.

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