Australia’s Arab Film Festival
Australia’s Arab Film Festival is celebrated annually. Founded in 2001, the festival aims to feature films that provide stories from the different Arab speaking cultures. The films chosen for the festival often represent the diversity and complexity of the Arab culture.
The Arab Film Festival in Australia shows films from different countries in the Arab world including United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Lebanon, Algeria, Palestine, and Morocco. However, Australia’s Arab Film Festival also showcases films, made outside of the Arab countries, which provide a realistic view of the life of an Arab in other countries.
The festival also provides a platform for would-be Arab filmmakers who would like to show their work in a bigger audience. The festival is now one of the biggest film events in Australia and is celebrated in some of the major cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
The festival is among the no entry fee film festivals where the film maker doesn't need to pay any fees. As a viewer, however, you will need to buy a $12 day ticket and if you are looking for a weekend pass, it costs $100.
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