Arab cinema

Sharjah’s first ever film festival opens this week
The inaugural Sharjah Film Platform will screen over 140 films by local, regional and international filmmakers at venues across the emirate
Films from MENA spotlighted at Venice festival
Six regional films have been selected to participate in Final Cut in Venice, the Venice Production Bridge workshop providing post-production support and networking opportunities to films from Africa and the Arab world.
Pioneering Saudi movie director says keen to film back home
Fresh from shooting her first film in English, Haifaa al-Mansour plans to return to her native Saudi Arabia next month for her new project.
UAE's 'Fan of Amoory' to play in six international film festivals
The feature film will be the sole representative of the United Arab Emirates in official competition at six international film festivals in Europe, North Africa and South Asia over the next year.
Arab Cinema Centre launches film & TV festival in Prague
The first edition of MAD 3ARABI will take place in Prague from October 31 to November 4.
MBC's O3 Productions & Image Nation to team up on four films
Saudi Arabia also revealed incentives package aimed at attracting foreign productions, together with grants and education programs for Saudi filmmakers
Cairo Cinema days festival to screen 34 films
Over the seven days, the second edition of the film festival will screen 34 films from 10 Arab countries, including narrative films, documentaries and shorts.
Saudi cinemas won't open to general public until May
Saudi Arabia will lift 35-year cinema ban with a series of test screenings, according to information ministry's Centre for International Communication. Wednesday will see gala screening of Black Panther in Riyadh.