Rotterdam Arab Film Festival

The festival developed from the port city of Rotterdam into an International festival that takes place annually in Rotterdam.
Rotterdam Arab Film Festival is an artistic platform dedicated to creating a safe space for open conversations about art, human rights, emancipation and political freedom.

Every year, we select high-quality and substantively relevant films for our audience, in close collaboration with makers and partners in the MENA region.
This translates into our film offer that is broad and specific, breaking stereotypes, and providing an overview of the most important films appearing in the Arab World from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Jordan, Syria to Iraq.


Rosh Abdelfatah Artistic Director

Emma Laurens Business Director


Randa Nassár Chairman

Christine Suzan de Vos Secretary

Ali Al-Jaberi Treasurer

Arab Film Festival Rotterdam
Annual reports

Jaarverslag 2022

Jaarverslag 2021

Jaarverslag 2020

Jaarverslag 2019