4-5 May 2018 Folkets Bio

 Our landing in Umeå was met by a snowy breeze! Luckily the people were very welcoming and warm which made the opening night into a huge success. After enjoying live music and Arabic food, the visitors filled the cinema to watch the opening movie “Nawara”. Our special guests during the festival were the producers Widad Shafakoj and Mariakenzi Lahlou and both took part in separate Q&As the following day. The second day was filled with activities from start to finish! The day started with two movies exclusive for invited school classes, and we had so many happy students attending! Following that we had the short films, documentaries, seminair and Q&As. The evening was ended with a mingel, with more music, food and features!

 We had an amazing time in Umeå! The venue is gorgeous and the people are so warm and friendly. All in all, this was a success.


Arab Film Fest Umeå is conducted with support from Umeå Kommun, Svenska Filminstitutet & Film i Västerbotten.

Arab Film Fest Umeå is conducted in partnership with ABF, Arab Cinema in Sweden, Folkets Bio Umeå, Palestinska Svenska Vänskapsföreningen & Vändpunkt.