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Opening Night: Sheikh Jackson (sold out) - 05 Oct

  • A young imam gets caught up in a crisis of faith after hearing about the death of Michael Jackson.
  • Time: 20:00 - 00:00
  • Director: Amr Salamam
  • Year: 2017
  • Country: Egypt

Sheikh Jackson - 05 Oct

  • A young imam gets caught up in a crisis of faith after hearing about the death of Michael Jackson.
  • Time: 22:10 - 23:40
  • Director: Amr Salaman
  • Year: 2017
  • Country: Egypt

Jahilya - 06 Oct

  • In this tragicomic film six contemporary lives entwine, expressing all their melancholy, poetry, and violence.
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Director: Hicham Lasri
  • Year: 2018
  • Country: Morocco, France

What comes around - 06 Oct

  • In What Comes Around director Reem Saleh delves into the daily life of a small, poverty-stricken community in the heart of Cairo, Egypt.
  • Time: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Director: Reem Saleh
  • Year: 2018
  • Country: Lebanon, Egypt, Qatar, Slovenia

One of these days - 06 Oct

  • One of These Days follows a group of young people for 24 hours in Beirut, representing the yin and yang of growing up in modern day Lebanon.
  • Time: 16:15 - 18:15
  • Director: Nadim Tabet
  • Year: 2017
  • Country: Lebanon

Wajib - 06 Oct

  • During the Palestinian Wajib (social duty) of personally delivering wedding invitations, father and son work on their fragile relationship.
  • Time: 19:45 - 21:45
  • Director: Annemarie Jacir
  • Year: 2017
  • Country: Palestine, Colombia, Germany, France, United Emirates, Qatar, Norway

Looking for Oum Kulthum - 06 Oct

  • The story of the most important female artist of the 20th century in the Arab world, Oum Kulthum, versus the personal story of the Iranian filmmaker Shirin Neshat.
  • Time: 20:00 - 22:00
  • Director: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
  • Year: 2017
  • Country: Germany, Lebanon, Qatar

Afterparty AFF - 06 Oct

  • Free entrance with your film ticket of AFF2018
  • Time: 23:00 - 03:00

The Guest Aleppo-Istanbul - 07 Oct

  • Through the eyes of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, you will experience the journey to Istanbul.
  • Time: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Director: Andac Haznedaroglu
  • Year: 2017
  • Country: Turkey, Jordan

The Journey - 07 Oct

  • A tragicomic story about a young lady who is ready to commit an act of terrorism, until she gets caught up in an unexpected encounter.
  • Time: 13:15 - 15:00
  • Director: Mohamed Al-Daradji
  • Year: 2017
  • Country: Iraq

Until the end of time - 07 Oct

  • The story of love later in life, flourishing in a cemetery in Algeria.
  • Time: 15:15 - 17:15
  • Director: Yasmine Chouikh
  • Year: 2017
  • Country: Algeria

Poisonous Roses - 07 Oct

  • An Egyptian arthouse film by Ahmed Fawzi Saleh about love that crosses the borders of what is socially acceptable.
  • Time: 15:30 - 17:15
  • Director: Ahmed Fawzi Saleh
  • Year: 2018
  • Country: Egypt, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates

Kiss me Not - 07 Oct

  • This directing debut by scriptwriter Ahmed Amer discusses the history of Egyptian cinema and the rise and fall of 'the kiss'.
  • Time: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Director: Ahmed Amer
  • Year: 2018
  • Country: Egypt