About Us

A small group of film and cinema fans from Zurich have founded the non-profit association International Arab Film Festival Zurich (IAFFZ) in 2008 with the goal to bring the Arab cinema and the Arab culture closer to the Swiss audience. The festival strives to contribute to intercultural dialog in the hopes that it will result in greater understanding of different cultures. The festival further provides its audience with the opportunity to engage in the diversity of the Arabian region. IAFFZ is a politically and denominationally neutral association.

The Arab Film Festival Zurich takes place every two years and is organised in cooperation with the Filmpodium Zurich. So far, four festivals have been held. The 5th Arab Film Festival Zurich will take place in Fall 2020.

The Arab Film Festival takes place every two years. Besides the film festival, the association annually organises cultural events such as readings or movie nights dedicated to the Arab culture area. Movie nights were carried out for the first time in 2008.

Ahmed

Festival consultant

Aida

Festival Codirector, IAFFZ President

Alice

Deputy Head of Program Delegation

Amal

Festival consultant

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Filmpodium Secretary

Cora

English/German Translation

Corinne

Festival Codirector, Filmpodium Zürich Director

David
David Schläpfer

Technical Consultant

Fabien

Head of Festival Program Delegation

Fausto

Italian media work & social media

Kamel

Program Delegate

Lili

Program Delegate

Vice President Association, Media Officer, Website, Social Media

Martin

Accounting, Cashier

Michel

Festival Codirector, Deputy Director Filmpodium Zürich

Monica

Sponsoring

Rachida

Program Delegate

Sami

Website Development and Maintenance

Sandro

Festival Consultant

Sine

Legal, Organisation, Volunteer Management