8 – 10 July 2020
The ICA is thrilled to partner once again with the SAFAR Film Festival, dedicated to cinema from the Arab world. Home of the festival since its inception in 2012, the ICA renews its support to the festival run by The Arab British Centre, which offers a unique space for audiences to explore and celebrate the diversity of Arab cinema past, present, and future.
The 2021 edition of SAFAR is curated by curator Rabih El-Khoury around the theme of Generational Encounters in Arab Cinema, showcasing contemporary and classic films focusing on the themes of emergent youth, familial disparities and societal tensions.
This year, the programme features a selection of recently released films from Egypt, Sudan and Palestine, and the festival’s annual selection of shorts fitting their theme.
SAFAR Film Festival: Generational Encounters in Arab Cinema is presented in partnership with the Shubbak Festival
and is supported by Barjeel Art Foundation and by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.
Visit the festival’s website here