Contemporary Arab Cinema

Contemporary Arab Cinema is a sustainable project that has facilitated the mapping, critique and analysis of contemporary Arab film.

Countries of interest include Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine among others. We have a comprehensive and accessible database of contemporary Arab film, run collaboratively by the American University in Cairo (AUC) and The University of Manchester; and are building the most comprehensive Arab film library in England at the University of Manchester.

Interior of cinema in the Middle East

We have organised events, screenings and masterclasses on diverse trends and themes in Arab cinema over the past three years both in Manchester and in Cairo.

Please see the following for some information on our past events or visit our Contemporary Arab Cinema Facebook Page:

Arab cinema in the UK

Please check our Facebook page for up to date news on Arab cinema, film festivals and related information.

Contemporary Arab cinema database

A major part of the contemporary Arab cinema research project is a comprehensive database where you are able to explore our collection of films:

Useful links

International festivals and events