Khouribga African Film Festival honors Egyptian film ‘A day for Women’

Monday, 18 September 2017

Egyptian movie “A day for Women” has won the Grand Competition at the African Film Festival in Khouribga, Morocco. Director Kamel Wagih Abouzekri and actress/producer Elham Shaheen received the Ousmane Sembene award at the end of the 20th edition of the film festival in Morocco. The award comes days after filmmakers Shaheen, Nelly Karim and Nahed Al-Sibai won Best Actors’ Awards from the Kazan International Film Festival in the Russian Federation of Tatarstan. The film traces ...

Meet the award-winning Saudi filmmaker Reem al-Bayyat

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

“Art is my entire universe,” says pink-haired Saudi film director, Reem al-Bayyat. Reem was recently named Best Director at the Madrid film festival for her film Wake Me Up in the Short Foreign Language Film category. The 35-year-old director, filmmaker and photographer’s portfolio includes Doll (2010) and Shadows (2008), which have been screened at international film festivals in Muscat, Mumbai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Paris. Al-Bayyat spoke to Al Arabiya English giving insights ...

Rare Saudi film shown at Berlin festival

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Screened in the Forum section of the Berlinale, the director’s debut feature was billed as a romantic comedy

Berlin film fest opens with Clooney.. and eye on refugees

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

George Clooney will be in town during the annual Berlin Film Festival, and hopes to attract refugees as well as film fans this year

Showbiz highlights at the Marrakech International Film Festival 2015

Monday, 28 December 2015

Simo Benbachir, Special to Al Arabiya News See the showbiz highlights from this year's Marrakech International Film Festival which was held earlier this month.

‘Very Big Shot’ takes Etoile d'Or at Marrakech Film Festival

Sunday, 13 December 2015

‘Very Big Shot’ won top prize Saturday at the Marrakech Film Festival

‘The Blind Orchestra’ takes top prize at Carthage film festival

Sunday, 29 November 2015

The awards ceremony, hosted by Egyptian TV personality Bassem Youssef at Tunis’s municipal theatre, took place under heavy security

War, migrants' plight lend somber tone to Venice Film Fest

Friday, 11 September 2015

Five words sum up this year's Venice Film Festival: "Based on a true story."

Scholarships aim to aid Arab women directors

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Hani Farsi Graduate Scholarship Fund will pay for three aspiring filmmakers to study directing at the UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television

Iranian dissident film, Kidman movie due at Berlin fest

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The 65th annual event running February 5 to 15 will feature the first screening of “Taxi” by Panahi

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