Reel Palestine is celebrating 5 Years!
From the 18th to 26th January, 2019
At Cinema Akil in Dubai and Warehouse 421 in Abu Dhabi.
Reel Palestine's annual film festival is back and will run from January 18th - 26th 2019. Films will be screened in collaboration with our long term partners Cinema Akil and at their very first permanent venue at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai. We will also be screening for the first time at Warehouse 421 in Abu Dhabi.
This festival will kick off with it's biggest programme to date, bringing you more than two screenings per day, talks, a vibrant market of Palestinian crafts and flavors, and more surprises to be announced soon. Please stay tuned!
All Screenings taking place at Cinema Akil will be ticketed.
Tickets will be available for sale at Cinema Akil's box office in January 2019.
About Reel Palestine
Reel Palestine is an annual film festival showing a selection of independent and alternative Palestinian films in the United Arab Emirates.. The not-for-profit and volunteer-based organization was set up by group of friends in Dubai in 2014 and launched its first pop-up festival in January 2015 with the purpose of showing Palestinian culture and tenacity through film, submerging viewers in the beautiful, difficult, emotional, and inspirational moments that occur under occupation.
About Cinema Akil
Cinema Akil is an independent cinema platform that brings quality films from across the world to the audiences in the UAE. Showcasing directors and filmmakers across the decades, Cinema Akil aims to create awareness and interest in film and the cinematic arts. Launched in 2014 as a nomadic cinema, Cinema Akil has held over 60 pop-up cinemas attracting over 35,000 attendees in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In September 2018, Cinema Akil opened its first permanent location in Al Quoz, Dubai making it the GCC’s first arthouse cinema. Cinema Akil’s flagship home is brought to you in partnership with Alserkal Avenue. Cinema Akil is a member of the Network of Arab Alternative Screens (NAAS) which includes members from the MENA region such as Metropolis in Beirut, Zawya in Cairo and Cinematheque du Tangier in Morocco. Follow us into the dark.
We are always on the lookout to hear about how we partner, if you are interested to volunteer or just plain want to connect! As a non-profit community platform we also rely on sponsorships to support our work, reach out to hear more about our sponsor benefits!