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13. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

Film still from FEATHERS. A family with three small children is sitting at the dining table.

From the 20th till the 26th of April the 13th edition of ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin presents over 45 feature fictions, documentaries, short and animation films with high artistic value.
In the ALFILM SELECTION current film productions from the last two years paint a multifaceted picture that immerses us in the cultural diversity of the Arab world, from Somalia to Morocco, from Yemen to Palestine, and offers a critical, often disturbing view of current political and social issues, raising questions about identity, migration, social deficiencies and personal crisis.
The ALFILM SPOTLIGHT, entitled From Civil War to Chaos: A Tribute to Filmic Resistance, takes place under the patronage of Volker Schlöndorff, and is dedicated to Lebanon. This curated film program draws particular attention to the abuses and mismanagements that led to the current crisis in Lebanon through the lens of the filmmakers who creatively take their destiny into their own hands, transforming trauma and experiences into films and thus actively shaping resistance.

Past screenings

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media