Dublin Arabic Film Festival Presented by Dubai Duty Free to Open at the Irish Film Institute

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The sixth annual Dublin Arabic Film Festival (DAFF), curated by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jim Sheridan and Festival Director Zahara Moufid, will open on Friday, October 4th at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) in Dublin’s Temple Bar. The festival, which runs until Sunday, October 6th, has been developed in partnership with the IFI and is again presented by Dubai Duty Free who have sponsored the festival since it was established in 2014.

DAFF has proved to be a great success since its inaugural year in 2014 when movie great Omar Sharif opened the festival. Over the past four years, DAFF has attracted dedicated film fans, directors and actors from all over the world including Dubai, Egypt and Morocco.

Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free, the presenting sponsor of DAFF said, “Dubai Duty Free is happy to be the presenting sponsor of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival once again. We first started our sponsorship of the festival in 2014. That year, the legendary Omar Sharif was the guest of honour and helped to promote the great work that Arab film makers and actors are doing all around the world. This festival has continued to promote Arab culture through the medium of film and fits with our sponsorship portfolio of the arts and cultural events. We wish the curators of the festival, Zahara Moufid and Jim Sheridan the very best of luck in their endeavours and look forward to yet another great festival of film and culture.”


Left to right: Pictured at DAFF 2018 at the IFI was Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President of Marketing of Dubai Duty Free, representing the Presenting Sponsor of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival,  Jim Sheridan Festival President, Zahara Moufid Festival Director and actor Liam Cunningham. Picture credit Conor Healy, Picture It Photography.