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The Gulf Film Festival (GFF), showcased bold, contemporary and experimental cinema from the Arabian peninsula from 2008 through to 2013. The GFF archive gives you access to the films, juries, galleries, press releases and more.

Arabic

Dir: Khalid Alabdulla
Horror and Mystery
Rating: 15+ / 14 mins
Dir: Abdulmohsen Almutairi
Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 26 mins
Dir: Fahmi Farahat
Biography, Docudrama, Non-fiction, Drama, Family, Historical and Romance
Rating: PG / 30 mins
Dir: Talal Mahmood
Drama, Family, Psychodrama and Romance
Rating: 15+ / 11 mins
Dir: Maitha Al Haddad, Sheikha Lamya Al Mualla
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Musaed Al-Mutairi
Drama and War
Rating: PG / 9 mins
Dir: Cyril Eberle
Non-fiction and Music
Rating: PG / 41 mins
Dir: Mohammed Magdy
Drama and Romance
Rating: 12+ / 13 mins
Dir: Shuchen Tan
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 59 mins
Dir: Falah Hasan, Mounaf Shaker
Docudrama, Non-fiction and Historical
Rating: PG / 95 mins
Dir: Nayla Al Khaja
Drama, Family and Romance
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Marwan Alhammadi
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Ala'a Mohsen
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 54 mins
Dir: Khalifa Al Muraikhi
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 99 mins
Dir: Yahya Al Allaq
Non-fiction, Drama and Psychodrama
Rating: PG / 19 mins
Dir: Ahmed Zain
Drama and Family
Rating: PG / 18 mins
Dir: Faisal Al-Thani
Drama
Rating: PG / 12 mins
Dir: Khadija Al-Salami
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 47 mins
Dir: Hamad Al Hammadi
Drama
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Alwiya Thani
Drama and Family
Rating: PG / 35 mins
Dir: Abdullah Ahmad
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 19 mins
Dir: Ahmed Zain, Nasser Al Yaqobi
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 19 mins
Dir: Raad Mushatat
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 65 mins
Dir: Luay Fadhil
Experimental
Rating: 12+ / 16 mins
Dir: Hana Al Zarooni, Tarek Ghattas
Drama, Family and Historical
Rating: PG / 13 mins
Dir: Amer Alwan
Non-fiction and War
Rating: 15+ / 70 mins
Dir: Hashim Atiyah
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 11 mins
Dir: Nujoom Alghanem
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 64 mins
Dir: Ibrahim El Batout
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 112 mins
Dir: Youssef Chebbi
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 17 mins
Dir: Abdullah Boushahri
Drama and Fantasy
Rating: 12+ / 23 mins
Dir: Ali Fadhel
Drama
Rating: PG / 18 mins
Dir: Jassim Al Nofaly, Meshal Alhulail
Drama and Political Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 56 mins
Dir: Hamad Saghran
Docudrama
Rating: PG / 20 mins
Dir: Mohammad Reza Fartousi
Adventure, Non-fiction, Family and War
Rating: PG / 50 mins
Dir: Sophia Al-Maria
Drama, Fantasy and Western
Rating: 12+ / 9 mins
Dir: Mohammed Al Ibrahim
Drama
Rating: PG / 10 mins
Dir: Sahim Omar Kalifa
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 17 mins
Dir: Koutaiba Al-Janabi
Docudrama
Rating: 15+ / 85 mins
Dir: Rashid Al-Marri
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 38 mins
Dir: Moath Bin Hafez
Biography and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 8 mins
Dir: Bader Alhomoud
Drama
Rating: PG / 1 mins
Dir: Osama Al Saif
Drama and Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 31 mins
Dir: Mohammad Fikree
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy and Family
Rating: PG / 4 mins
Dir: Karim Mansour
Drama
Rating: PG / 7 mins
Dir: Mansour Al Badran
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Thabit Al Mawaly
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 10 mins
Dir: Abdulrahman Al Salman
Drama and Romance
Rating: PG / 27 mins
Dir: Mariam Al Nuaimi
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 12 mins
Dir: Awadh Al Hamazani
Biography and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 7 mins
Dir: Oday Rasheed
Drama
Rating: PG / 90 mins
Dir: Fatima Musharbek
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 22 mins
Dir: Maitham Al Musawi
Adventure and Drama
Rating: PG / 13 mins
Dir: Shakir Abal, Tim Langford
Non-fiction, Historical, Political Thriller and War
Rating: 15+ / 70 mins
Dir: Omar Falah
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 15 mins
Dir: Abdullah Al-Eyaf
Drama and Fantasy
Rating: PG / 15 mins
Dir: Abdulmohsen Almutairi
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 5 mins
Dir: Jamal Salim
Drama
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Meqdad Al Kout
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 12+ / 16 mins
Dir: Suood Merwesh
Adventure, Drama, Family and Fantasy
Rating: PG / 8 mins
Dir: Imad Ali Abbas
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 12 mins
Dir: Amer Al Rawas
Drama
Rating: PG / 11 mins
Dir: Sadeq Behbehani
Drama
Rating: PG / 11 mins
Dir: Sultan Al Hussini
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 2 mins
Dir: Saeed Salmeen Al-Murry
Drama, Family and Romance
Rating: 15+ / 91 mins
Dir: Hassan Kiyany
Drama
Rating: PG / 8 mins
Dir: Omar Moujaes, Sara Nasr
Drama
Rating: PG / 7 mins
Dir: Fahmi Farahat
Comedy and Docudrama
Rating: PG / 74 mins
Dir: Abdalla Al Bastaki
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 9 mins
Dir: Khalid Al Kalbani
Docudrama
Rating: PG / 8 mins
Dir: Fariborz Kamkari
Drama and Romance
Rating: 15+ / 121 mins
Dir: Mahdi Ali Ali Al-Sharshani
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Ibrahim Almarzouqi
Psychodrama
Rating: PG / 6 mins
Dir: Rawia Abdullah
Drama
Rating: PG / 10 mins
Dir: Kassem Hawal
Drama, Musical and Political Thriller
Rating: 18+ / 90 mins
Dir: Asad Bunashi
Drama
Rating: PG / 7 mins
Dir: Hassanain Al Hani
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 11 mins
Dir: Dawood Al-Shuail
Action, Historical and Thriller
Rating: PG / 6 mins
Dir: Saeed Aldhaheri
Action, Comedy and Thriller
Rating: PG / 11 mins
Dir: Wafa Al-Saffar
Horror and Thriller
Rating: 12+ / 12 mins
Dir: Saeed Salem Almas
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 41 mins
Dir: Hasan Abdal
Action, Adventure, Comedy and War
Rating: PG / 11 mins
Dir: Abdulaziz Alnujaym
Drama and Psychodrama
Rating: PG / 9 mins
Dir: Fady Hadid
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 22 mins
Dir: Waleed Al Shehhi
Mystery and Mystery Surrealistic
Rating: PG / 21 mins
Dir: Kasim Abid
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 19 mins
Dir: Samir Al-Afif
War
Rating: PG / 15 mins

Bengali

Dir: Meqdad Al Kout
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 12+ / 16 mins

Danish

Dir: Ala'a Mohsen
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 54 mins

Dari

Dir: Hameed Ayubi
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 26 mins

Dutch

Dir: Shuchen Tan
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 59 mins

English

Dir: Abhay Kumar, Gerard Courant
Drama, Experimental, Fantasy and Video Art
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Mano Khalil
Non-fiction, Historical and War
Rating: 12+ / 43 mins
Dir: Cyril Eberle
Non-fiction and Music
Rating: PG / 41 mins
Dir: Shuchen Tan
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 59 mins
Dir: Nayla Al Khaja
Drama, Family and Romance
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Marwan Alhammadi
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Ahmed Al-Mutawa
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 12+ / 2 mins
Dir: Faisal Al-Thani
Drama
Rating: PG / 12 mins
Dir: Amir Ghonim
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 10 mins
Dir: Amer Alwan
Non-fiction and War
Rating: 15+ / 70 mins
Dir: Nujoom Alghanem
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 64 mins
Dir: Ibrahim El Batout
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 112 mins
Dir: Jassim Al Nofaly, Meshal Alhulail
Drama and Political Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 56 mins
Dir: Hamad Saghran
Docudrama
Rating: PG / 20 mins
Dir: Koutaiba Al-Janabi
Docudrama
Rating: 15+ / 85 mins
Dir: Rashid Al-Marri
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 38 mins
Dir: Giulio Ricciarelli
Comedy
Rating: 12+ / 14 mins
Dir: Soniya Kirpalani
Non-fiction and Family
Rating: 15+ / 60 mins
Dir: Karim Mansour
Drama
Rating: PG / 7 mins
Dir: Awadh Al Hamazani
Biography and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 7 mins
Dir: Fatima Musharbek
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 22 mins
Dir: Shakir Abal, Tim Langford
Non-fiction, Historical, Political Thriller and War
Rating: 15+ / 70 mins
Dir: Bertrand Avril, David Dangin, Pierre Chomarat, Théa Matland
Animation
Rating: PG / 8 mins
Dir: Jamal Salim
Drama
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Matthew Parkhill
Psychodrama and Thriller
Rating: 18+ / 90 mins
Dir: Abdalla Al Bastaki
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 9 mins
Dir: Mahdi Ali Ali Al-Sharshani
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Abdulla Al Kaabi
Drama
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Fathima Mohiuddin, Noush Anand
Animation, Film Noir, Musical and Video Art
Rating: PG / 4 mins
Dir: Fawaz Al Matrouk
Drama, Historical and War
Rating: 15+ / 18 mins
Dir: Mazin Elfehaid Power
Drama and Science Fiction
Rating: PG / 7 mins
Dir: Lee Chambers
Comedy, Drama and Family
Rating: PG / 8 mins

Farsi

Dir: Roqiye Tavakoli
Drama
Rating: PG / 9 mins
Dir: Amir Arsalan Arsalan Bagheri
Drama and Mystery
Rating: PG / 3 mins
Dir: Abbas Kiarostami
Experimental
Rating: PG / 12 mins
Dir: Abbas Kiarostami
Experimental
Rating: PG / 32 mins
Dir: Abbas Kiarostami
Experimental
Rating: PG / 17 mins

French

Dir: Philippe Etienne
Drama
Rating: PG / 20 mins
Dir: Aurelien Breton, Benoit Leleu, Caroline Gasnier M., Lionel Brouyere
Animation
Rating: PG / 6 mins
Dir: Lionel Meta
Comedy, Drama and Romance
Rating: PG / 15 mins
Dir: Mahdi Ali Ali Al-Sharshani
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 16 mins

German

Dir: Deniz Sözbir
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 43 mins

Gibberish

Dir: Chaitanya Tamhane
Drama and Mystery
Rating: PG / 16 mins

Hindi

Dir: Soniya Kirpalani
Non-fiction and Family
Rating: 15+ / 60 mins

Hungarian

Dir: Koutaiba Al-Janabi
Docudrama
Rating: 15+ / 85 mins

Indonesian

Dir: Javier Ideami
Drama
Rating: PG / 12 mins

Kurdish

Dir: Mano Khalil
Non-fiction, Historical and War
Rating: 12+ / 43 mins
Dir: Ali Fadhel
Drama
Rating: PG / 18 mins
Dir: Sahim Omar Kalifa
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 17 mins
Dir: Hassan Ali Mahmood
Drama, Political Thriller and War
Rating: 15+ / 76 mins

Portuguese

Dir: Marcos Pimentel
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 16 mins

Spanish

Dir: Manuel Calvo
Drama
Rating: PG / 25 mins
Dir: Ainhoa Menéndez Goyoaga
Drama
Rating: PG / 11 mins
Dir: César Esteban Alenda, José Esteban Alenda
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 19 mins
Dir: José Luis Montesinos Bernabé
Drama
Rating: PG / 11 mins
Dir: Mikel Rueda
Drama
Rating: PG / 5 mins

Swedish

Dir: Awadh Al Hamazani
Biography and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 7 mins

Turkish

Dir: Deniz Sözbir
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 43 mins