Arabian Sights Film Festival
October 20 - 29, 2017

The 22nd Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival returns with a new and exciting program featuring groundbreaking works from North Africa to the Arabian Gulf. This year's Closing Event features The Worthy, a new film by Emirati filmmaker, Ali Mostafa, whose earlier work City of Life was winner of the Arabian Sights Audience Award in 2010.

An Audience Award for favorite film will be presented. Also offered this year will be the Cultural Ambassador Prize sponsored by The Arab Gulf States Institute of Washington.

Select directors will accompany their films to conduct post-screening discussions with the audience. Please check back often for updates on films, guests, and events. All films will be screened with English subtitles.

Tickets now on sale!

Meet our special guests - Q&A after screenings

Saturday, October 21

Sunday, October 22

Blessed Benefit - trailer
Directed by Mahmoud al Massad

A Day for Women - trailer
Directed by Kamla Abu Zekry

Foreign Body - trailer
Directed by Raja Amari
Tunisia, France

I Still Hide to Smoke - trailer
Directed by Rayhana
Algeria, France, Greece

In Syria (Insyriated) - trailer
Directed by Philippe Van Leeuw
Lebanon, Belgium, France

My Uncle - trailer
Directed by Nassim Abassi

The Originals - trailer
Directed by Marwan Hamed

Solitaire - trailer
Directed by Sophie Boutros
Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt

The Worthy - trailer
Directed by Ali F. Mostafa
United Arab Emirates

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