Welcome to the Dublin Arabic Film Festival. We are delighted that our festival is a huge success. The filmmaking of the Arab speaking world is remarkably rich and steeped in history.
“ I want to take this opportunity to thank the Moroccan Filmmaker , Zahara Moufid who co-curates this festival with me, it was her idea to start an Arab film festival to get challenge the stereotype of Arab person always cast as a terrorist and to shine a light on the wonderful Arabic Culture and Cinema . And recently she asked me to join with herself to start cinematic collaborations between Arab countries and Ireland, so we are working on that“
DAFF has proved to be a great success since its inaugural year in 2014 when my great friend Omar Sharif opened the festival.
I also want to thank our Presenting sponsor Dubai Duty Free, our main sponsor Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce and our other sponsors.
Thank you for your continued support for this very important project. We look forward to seeing you next year with our next Edition of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival