Festival Cinéma Arabe is the Dutch film festival featuring contemporary Arab cinema. Preparations for Cinéma Arabe 2014 are currently under way. The sixth edition of Cinéma Arabe takes place from 6 – 11 May.
Festival Cinéma Arabe offers the best of contemporary cinema from countries such as Egypt and Morocco, Palestine and Lebanon. Through the eyes of filmmakers from such a diverse region, Cinéma Arabe draws attention to current developments and provides a fresh look at life in the Arab world. This year, Rialto (Amsterdam) and LantarenVenster (Rotterdam) are the main festival venues, showcasing ca. 30 features, documentaries and shorts along with Q&A’s and debates with filmmakers and guests.
In addition, Cinéma Arabe Filmclub presents a monthly film special drawing from the rich Arab cinematic history. Coming up next is documentary Salata Baladi (2007) from Egyptian filmmaker Nadia Kamel, with a screening in Rialto on 15 February, and in LantarenVenster on 15 March.