SAFAR Film Festival screens from 18-30 June at Barbican Cinema (London) Ciné Lumière (London), Garden Cinema (London), ICA (London), Midlands Art Centre (Birmingham), HOME Manchester, Hull Independent Cinema, Chapter Arts Centre (Cardiff), Ultimate Picture Palace (Oxford), Plymouth Arts Cinema, FACT (Liverpool) and Glasgow Film Theatre. 

The SAFAR Film Festival is the largest festival in the UK dedicated to cinema from the Arab world. Founded and run by the Arab British Centre since 2012, the festival offers a unique space for audiences to explore and celebrate the diversity of Arab cinema past, present, and future. SAFAR showcases the broad range of talent from the region by working with curators on themed programmes and inviting filmmakers for live Q&As. SAFAR develops the UK film landscape through industry events and opportunities for early-career Arab British filmmakers. SAFAR aims to increase access to Arab cinema in the UK by working with screening partners across the country, as well as digital programmes.

The Arab British Centre is a charity and cultural organisation which works to further understanding of the Arab world in the United Kingdom. It organises and promotes cultural and artistic events and hosts a community of like-minded resident organisations at its central London premises.