The BBC Arabic Festival screens short films and documentaries about the dramatic social and political changes taking place in the Arab world today. Now in its third year, it presents a bold and diverse range of films from across the Middle East, by Arab and non-Arab, professional and first-time filmmakers. The unique and timely programme also includes special talk series and exclusive presentations by award-winning filmmakers.
The festival takes place at the iconic art-deco BBC Radio Theatre in central London from Friday 24 March to Thursday 30 March 2017. The Festival culminates with our televised Awards Ceremony with special guest artists from the Arab world.