SAFAR Film Festival 2023

29 June – 9 July 2023

Project description

The Bagri Foundation is thrilled to support the UK’s largest festival of Arab cinema. The theme for this year’s SAFAR programme is A Journey Through Space And Time and invites audiences to travel through a world of Arab cinema, mapping the region across a new axis and showcasing films which traverse territories and historical periods. 

In 2023 SAFAR will run from 29 June – 9 July with screenings in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and Plymouth.

SAFAR is run by the Arab British Centre, a London-based charity that works to further understanding of the Arab world in the UK.

About SAFAR Film Festival 

The SAFAR Film Festival is the largest festival in the UK dedicated to cinema from the Arab world. SAFAR offers a unique space for audiences to explore and celebrate the diversity of Arab cinema past, present, and future.

SAFAR showcases the broad range of talent from the region by working with curators on themed programmes and inviting filmmakers for live Q&As. SAFAR develops the UK film landscape through industry events and opportunities for early-career Arab British filmmakers. SAFAR aims to increase access to Arab cinema in the UK by working with screening partners across the country, as well as digital programmes.