The Arab Film Club

The Arab Film Club is a community of film lovers based in London. Together we enjoy discovering, watching and discussing exceptional films  from the Arab world.

The Arab Film Club grew out of an Arab play reading club founded during lockdown in July 2020. Over the course of a year we read theatre texts by a variety of Arab writers – everything from adaptations of the 8th Century Arabian Nights to innovative theatre from the Egyptian 1920s, Syrian 1950s to the Palestinian revolutionary Ghassan Kanafani and contemporary plays published by the diaspora.
It was an empowering space for us to come together and explore texts from our region, especially whilst theatres across the country were shuttered due to lockdown. After a few sessions, and the realisation that the Arab world has so much to offer in terms of art and culture, we decided to expand into cinema. Once theatres and venues reopened we wound down the play readings… but the film club lived on!

Past Screenings

Bethlehem Cultural Festival - Palestinian shorts 18

The Bethlehem Cultural Festival presents an afternoon of Palestinian short films, in collaboration with The Arab Film Club and Counterpoint Arts.… Read More
Various, Palestine, UK, 2023, 95m.
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Arab Film Club Shorts 18

The Arab Film Club is delighted to present an evening of short films made by their own members.   The Club… Read More
Various, International, 2022/2023, 90m.
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LAUNCH NIGHT: Arab Women 15

LAUNCH NIGHT: Mukhrijat: Arab Women Filmmakers season   Shorts + Panel discussion   To celebrate Mukhrijat: Arab Women Filmmakers season, we will… Read More
Arab Women Filmmakers, The Garden Cinema, 70m.
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