UK's Safar Film Festival for Arab cinema online due to Covid-19 pandemic

Ahram Online , Sunday 16 Aug 2020

The festival, which will take place between 13 and 20 September, is organised by the Arab British Centre in London

Safar Film Festival
Safar Film Festival 2018

In its 5th edition, London's Safar Film Festival, an event dedicated to Arab cinema, will take place online due to the coronavirus, screening films digitally between 13 and 20 September. 

This year's edition carries the motto 'Safar From Home'.

According to the organisers, the festival will offer five free screenings made available to the UK viewers in addition to the special events featuring leading figures from the Arab world's cinema industry screened for free worldwide.

The festival's line-up includes films from Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Palestine and Morocco, yet the titles are yet to be revealed.

The details and screenings will be unveiled on the festival's website.

Safar Film Festival was launched in 2012 and is London's only biennial film festival celebrating Arab cinema. Over the past four editions, the screenings took place at the Arab British Centre in London.

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