In 2009 the festival will bring you a strong and exciting program of Arab films from around the world – features, docos, shorts, animations and music video clips. Keep your eye on this space for further updates on our program. Yallah! We’ll see you at the Movies.


Mai Masri

Mai Masri has directed and produced many award-winning films that have been broadcast by more than 100 television networks worldwide. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in film from San Francisco State University. In collaboration with her husband, filmmaker, Jean Khalil Chamoun, Masri has produced a series of films that have won over 60 international awards. Her […]

Mirna Nassar

Mirna Nassar was born in Lebanon in 1983, but due to the political instability of the time, her family moved to Sydney, Australia. From an early age till present she has pursued an interest in the performing arts, which then lead her into the study of Digital media at the University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts.

Saad Hendawy

Saad Hendawy is an Egyptian filmmaker who has directed seven short films, six documentaries and most recently, his first feature. He has been making films for over fours years. He studied film directing at Higher Institute of Cinema, Egypt and holds a Bachelor degree (1994) and a Graduate Diploma (1996). Hendawy’s love for films is inspired […]