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The Arab Film Festival is being held in selected cinemas Australia wide between June 30th and July 31st, 2011.

Dates and venues are as follows;

Sydney - Riverside Theatres Parramatta (June 30 to July 3, 2011)
Melbourne - Cinema Nova Carlton (July 8 to July10, 2011)
Canberra - National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (July 14 to July 21, 2011)
Adelaide - Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas (July 23 to July 24, 2011)
Brisbane - Dendy Portside (July 30 to July 3, 2011)

The Arab Film Festival celebrates some of the most acclaimed feature films produced in countries such as Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Iraq and Algeria.

The forthcoming film 2011 program includes;

The Cry of an Ant, which was in competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

The acclaimed drama Stray Bullet.

The festival favourite Cairo Exit.

The crime/drama The Circle.

The acclaimed Son of Babylon.

In addition to the stellar feature film line up, there are also a selection of short films screening - including the UK production Habibti, the Australian productions Mary and Show & Tell and also The Rodba, which was produced in France.

The entire film program can be viewed in full on the Arab Film Festival website, which is located here. The film screenings differ for each city - to see the program for your city, simply click here.

Tickets are currently on sale for the Arab Film Festival. Please note the price differs for each cinema - you can see the various prices and booking information here.

For all the very latest on the Arab Film Festival, check the official website regularly, as well as Facebook and Twitter.
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Why? Celebrate the very best in world cinema
When: June 30 and July 31, 2011
Where: Selected cinemas in NSW, VIC, ACT, SA, QLD
Cost: Depends on cinema
This sounds really interesting. I watch a lot of foreign films, but I can't say that I've seen any Arab films before. I'll have to try and check it out when it gets to Adelaide.

It is great when these international film festivals come to Australia so that we get so many films we may otherwise not have known.
By Natasha Stewart - senior reviewer
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