Festival

Next Date: 19.11.2020 – 29.11.2020

The Arab Film Festival Zurich is organized every two years by the association IAFFZ and the Filmpodium Zurich. The next festival will take place from 19.11.2020 until 29.11.2020.

IAFFZ
Filmpodium

The focus is on films by Arab filmmakers that could not find their way to “commercial” cinema. The program includes short and full-length feature, documentary, animation and experimental films exploring social, cultural and political issues. Discussions with the invited filmmakers also offer the audience the opportunity to discuss films and topics further.

The Arab Film Festival Zurich is a place of encounters and dialogue between cultures. Through its internationally understandable language, film serves as a means of communication and understanding, and so the festival should make a contribution to a differentiated analysis of the Arab cultural area beyond media coverage.

The first edition of the festival in 2012 was well received by the audience and the media. Every two years, the Arab Film Festival Zurich presents a representative selection of outstanding current international films from various Arab countries.

The festival team consists of honorary board members of the association IAFFZ and the management team of the Filmpodium as well as volunteers who share a great interest in film and in the Arab culture. The program is compiled by Aida Schläpfer Al-Hassani (filmmaker, director and president of the association IAFFZ) and Corinne Siegrist-Oboussier and Michel Bodmer (director of the filmpodium).

Management

Aida

Festival Codirector, IAFFZ President

Corinne

Festival Codirector, Filmpodium Zürich Director

Michel

Festival Codirector, Deputy Director Filmpodium Zürich

Sponsoring & Fundraising

Carla Güntert

Media & Social Media

Daniel

Fundraising and Communication

Program Delegates

Alice

Deputy Head of Program Delegation

Fabien

Head of Festival Program Delegation

Lili

Program Delegate

Rachida

Program Delegate

Website

David
David Schläpfer

Technical Consultant

Sami

Website Development and Maintenance

Volunteer- & Guest-Management / Documentation

Cyrill-Krähenbühl
Cyrill Krähenbühl

Photographic Documentation

Eva Linder

Photographic Documentation

Volunteer Coordination

Michael Sandoval

Video Documentation

Guest Management

Other Tasks

Vice President

Ahmed

Festival consultant

Amal

Festival consultant

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Filmpodium Secretary

Cora

English/German Translation

Martin

Accounting, Cashier

Monica

Organisation

Sandro

Festival Consultant