SAFAR Film Festival 2024

The SAFAR Film Festival is the largest festival in the UK dedicated to cinema from the Arab world. Founded in 2012, SAFAR showcases the broad spectrum of film from the region by working with curators on themed programmes and inviting filmmakers for live Q&As and events.

The 2024 edition brings together over 50 films from 15 countries including new releases, classics, family friendly screenings, archive films and more playing all over the country. This year’s festival theme aims to highlight a multitude of daily realities being faced across the Arab world and reflect on how small hopes and bigger dreams co-exist within such contexts.

Our screenings this year include Palestinian and Sudanese entrants to this year’s Oscars, a moving Jordanian drama, and a classic heralded as the first feature film entirely shot in Palestine by a Palestinian director.

Bye Bye Tiberias
Wednesday 19th June 6.30pm

Wedding In Galilee
Sunday 23rd June 3pm

Goodbye Juila
Tuesday 25th June 8pm

Inshallah a Boy
Thursday 27th June 6pm

Tickets and more information about the films can be found by clicking the film links underneath.

SAFAR Film Festival: Goodbye Julia

SAFAR Film Festival: Goodbye Julia

Mohamed Kordofani’s intelligent debut about a woman’s fateful decision to leave town become the first Sudanese film to compete at the Cannes Film Festival. Part of the 2024 SAFAR Film Festival.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!