Arab Film Focus at ADL Film Fest 2018

Project Summary

7 September 2018

  • Sector: Arts and Culture
  • Country location: Australia
  • Grantee: Adelaide Film Festival

Project description

Adelaide Film Festival (ADL Film Fest) will showcase a selection of recent films from the Arab world made by women. The program will include premiere screenings of Nadine Labaki's ‘CARPHARNAUM’ (Lebanon), Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloisi's ‘SOFIA’ (Morocco) and a documentary from Jordan by Widad Shafakoj called ‘17’. The program will be complemented by a public forum, the Cinematic World of Arab Women: Past + Present. From the early days of cinema to the flourishing film industries of today, Arab women have shaped Arab screen culture as directors, writers, actors and producers, featuring luminously as subjects and objects of our collective gaze. In collaboration with Arab Film Festival Australia, ADL Film Fest is proud to present a panel discussion exploring the past and contemporary cinematic world of Arab women. International festival guests will join Arab Film Festival Australia Committee members Dr. Mehal Krayem and Dr. Paula Abood for this special event. The ADL Film Fest program will launch on 12 September 2018, with the festival taking place in Adelaide from 10 - 21 October 2018.

Key dates

  • Festival Launch - Media: GU Filmhouse Cinemas, Adelaide 12 Sep 2018
  • Festival Launch - General Public: GP, GU Filmhouse Cinemas, Adelaide 12 Sep 2018
  • Adelaide Film Festival: Adelaide 10 – 21 Oct 2018
  • Council for Australian-Arab Relations grant offer: $4,950
  • Total project value: $15,850


Last Updated: 7 September 2018
Photos of 5 faces and the ADL Film Fest logo.
Adelaide Film Festival Key Art Poster. Credit: Adelaide Film Festival.