With a focus on films not shown in mainstream cinemas, SAF film screenings include award-winning work by upcoming directors, world cinema classics, or specially curated series that might explore a particular theme or genre.

Films are screened in our outdoor Mirage City Cinema, originally conceived and designed by film maker Apichatpong Weerasethakul and architect Ole Scheeren for Sharjah Biennial 11.

All screenings are free and open to the public.

Saturday 17.10.2020

Hook (1991)

Hook (1991)

Film screening

The Flying Saucer

Saturday 14.11.2020

In the Time of Revolution focuses on a fight against political corruption during the 2019 protests in Beirut.

Based on a true story, Hajja depicts Algerian shopkeeper Hakim’s search for his missing 73-year-old mother. This film was awarded the Sharjah Film Platform Short Film Production Grant for 2020.

Inspired by the legendary hero Gilgamesh, She Who Saw the Deep reflects on the ancient pursuit of immortality and explores the power of art, landscape and social organisation to transcend the limitations of circumstance.