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Heralded by Variety magazine as one of the world’s “50 unmissable film festivals“, DIFF has cemented its reputation as the ultimate destination to discover films from the Arab world and beyond. The archive gives you access to the films, juries, galleries, press releases and more from the first edition in 2004 through to the current edition.
Films 2016
 
Genre
 
Language
 
Programme

Afghanistan

Dir: Hady Zaccak
Biography and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 83 mins
Dir: Mike Mills
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 119 mins
Dir: Mohammed Alholayyil
Fiction
Rating: PG / 24 mins
Dir: Seifollah Samadian
Biography and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 76 mins
Dir: Kamla Abu Zekry
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 110 mins
Dir: Sergio Leone
Action, Drama and Western
Rating: 12+ / 100 mins
Dir: Maher Abi Samra
Creative Documentary
Rating: PG / 67 mins
Dir: Mahdi Fleifel
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 30 mins
Dir: Alfouz Tanjour
Non-fiction and War
Rating: PG / 110 mins
Dir: Juan Antonio Bayona
Drama and Fantasy
Rating: 15+ / 108 mins
Dir: Aisha Alzaabi
Fiction
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Kae Bahar
Fiction
Rating: PG / 19 mins
Dir: Jehad N. Al-Khateeb
Fiction
Rating: PG / 15 mins
Dir: Ali Kareem Obaid
Fiction
Rating: 12+ / 8 mins
Dir: Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Drama
Rating: PG / 117 mins
Dir: Andrzej Wajda
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 98 mins
Dir: Sherif El Bendary
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 97 mins
Dir: Doria Achour
Fiction
Rating: 15+ / 14 mins
Dir: Nayla Al Khaja
Drama
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Junfeng Boo
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 96 mins
Dir: Fahad Aljoudi
Fiction
Rating: 12+ / 10 mins
Dir: Sarah Hill
Non-fiction and VR (Virtual Reality)
Rating: PG / 9 mins
Dir: Ahmad Al Terkait
Fiction
Rating: 12+ / 30 mins
Dir: Ahmad Saleh
Stop Motion Animation
Rating: PG / 11 mins
Dir: Leslie H. Martinson
Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Rating: PG / 105 mins
Dir: Aditya Chopra
Romance
Rating: 15+ / 135 mins
Dir: Karima Zoubir
Drama and Fiction
Rating: PG / 18 mins
Dir: Alex Pitstra
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 92 mins
Dir: Ang Lee
Drama and War
Rating: 15+ / 113 mins
Dir: Mahmoud al Massad
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 12+ / 83 mins
Dir: Yousry Nasrallah
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 12+ / 110 mins
Dir: Jordan Roberts
Adventure
Rating: 12+ / 104 mins
Dir: Kelly Reichardt
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 107 mins
Dir: David Frankel
Drama
Rating: PG / 93 mins
Dir: Randal Kleiser
Science Fiction and VR (Virtual Reality)
Rating: PG / 5 mins
Dir: Iman Kamel
Non-fiction, Biography and Creative Documentary
Rating: 12+ / 85 mins
Dir: Zeki Demirkubuz
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 115 mins
Dir: Said Zagha
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 19 mins
Dir: Ayman Al-Shatri
Fiction
Rating: 12+ / 14 mins
Dir: Hassan Kiyany
Mystery and VR (Virtual Reality)
Rating: 12+ / 9 mins
Dir: Raja Amari
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 92 mins
Dir: François Ozon
Drama
Rating: PG / 113 mins
Dir: Ben Wheatley
Action, Crime and Drama
Rating: 18+ / 90 mins
Dir: Rachid Djaïdani
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 95 mins
Dir: Philip Gnadt, Mickey Yamine
Non-fiction and Sport
Rating: PG / 87 mins
Dir: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 12+ / 101 mins
Dir: Ivan Sen
Crime and Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 110 mins
Dir: Michel Boujenah
Drama, Family and Music
Rating: PG / 89 mins
Dir: Mohamed Ben Attia
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 89 mins
Dir: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 82 mins
Dir: Nujoom Alghanem
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 86 mins
Dir: Shubhashish Bhutiani
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 102 mins
Dir: Soleen Yusef
Drama and War
Rating: PG / 117 mins
Dir: Feng Xiaogang
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 139 mins
Dir: Ken Loach
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 100 mins
Dir: Pierre Zandrowicz
Drama, Science Fiction and VR (Virtual Reality)
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Behnam Behzadi
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 84 mins
Dir: Darren Emerson
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 14 mins
Dir: Pablo Larraín
Biography and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 95 mins
Dir: Ali Bin Matar
Fiction
Rating: PG / 19 mins
Dir: A.J. Al Thani
Action and Drama
Rating: PG / 12 mins
Dir: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Comedy
Rating: 12+ / 94 mins
Dir: Adam Cosco
Action, Drama and VR (Virtual Reality)
Rating: 15+ / 15 mins
Dir: Damien Chazelle
Musical and Romance
Rating: 12+ / 127 mins
Dir: William Oldroyd
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 89 mins
Dir: Paban Haobam
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 71 mins
Dir: Georgy Molodtsov, Michael Owen
Non-fiction and VR (Virtual Reality)
Rating: PG / 7 mins
Dir: Lotfi Achour
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 15 mins
Dir: Mijke De Jong
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 98 mins
Dir: Paolo Virzì
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 116 mins
Dir: Ahmed Zain
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 73 mins
Dir: Philippe Aractingi
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 104 mins
Dir: Mohamed Rashad
Creative Documentary
Rating: 12+ / 77 mins
Dir: Mansoor Alyabhouni Aldhaheri
Docudrama
Rating: 15+ / 70 mins
Dir: Jeff Nichols
Biography and Drama
Rating: PG / 123 mins
Dir: Sager L'Khrebani Al Nuaimi
Fiction
Rating: PG / 26 mins
Dir: Lutz Gregor
Non-fiction and Music
Rating: PG / 93 mins
Dir: Shatha Masoud
Non-fiction and Psychodrama
Rating: 12+ / 24 mins
Dir: Kenneth Lonergan
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 138 mins
Dir: Anas Khalaf, Rana Kazkaz
Fiction
Rating: PG / 13 mins
Dir: Magdi Ahmed Ali
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 130 mins
Dir: John Madden
Drama and Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 127 mins
Dir: Pablo Larraín
Biography and Drama
Rating: 18+ / 108 mins
Dir: Haider Rashid
Non-fiction and VR (Virtual Reality)
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Tom Ford
Drama and Thriller
Rating: 18+ / 116 mins
Dir: Henri Bargès
Action
Rating: 18+ / 107 mins
Dir: Romain Levices
Music, Non-fiction and VR (Virtual Reality)
Rating: PG / 3 mins
Dir: Mohanad Yaqubi
Political Thriller
Rating: PG / 62 mins
Dir: Emir Kusturica
Drama, Fantasy and War
Rating: 18+ / 125 mins
Dir: Manon Nammour
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 17 mins
Dir: Andrew Dominik
Music and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 112 mins
Dir: Marwa Zein
Fiction
Rating: 15+ / 20 mins
Dir: Abdulla Al Kaabi
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 80 mins
Dir: Erik Skjoldbjærg
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 96 mins
Dir: Wolfgang Groos
Adventure and Family
Rating: 5+ / 105 mins
Dir: Ash Brannon
Animation, Comedy, Family and Music
Rating: PG / 88 mins
Dir: Gareth Edwards
Action and Adventure
Rating: 15+ / 133 mins
Dir: Marco Martins
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 112 mins
Dir: Amanda Kernell
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 110 mins
Dir: Yaser Al Neyadi
Comedy, Drama and Fantasy
Rating: 15+ / 26 mins
Dir: Cristi Puiu
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 173 mins
Dir: Amal Al Muftah
Fiction
Rating: PG / 15 mins
Dir: Sophie Boutros
Comedy, Drama and Romance
Rating: 12+ / 92 mins
Dir: Georges Hachem
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 110 mins
Dir: Mounia Akl
Fiction
Rating: 12+ / 21 mins
Dir: Philippa Lowthorpe
Adventure and Family
Rating: 8+ / 97 mins
Dir: Hakim Belabbes
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 126 mins
Dir: Abbas Kiarostami
Non-fiction
Rating: G / 16 mins
Dir: Laurent Aït Benalla
Non-fiction and Creative Documentary
Rating: PG / 71 mins
Dir: Meqdad Al Kout
Comedy and Fiction
Rating: PG / 6 mins
Dir: Nate Parker
Biography and Drama
Rating: 18+ / 120 mins
Dir: Philippe Falardeau
Drama and Sport
Rating: 18+ / 101 mins
Dir: Bader Alhomoud
Fiction
Rating: PG / 26 mins
Dir: Samer Ajouri
Animation
Rating: PG / 6 mins
Dir: Naji Ismail
Fiction
Rating: PG / 18 mins
Dir: Yuri Ancarani
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 70 mins
Dir: Eman Alsayed
Fiction
Rating: PG / 10 mins
Dir: Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya
Creative Documentary
Rating: 12+ / 96 mins
Dir: Hussein Hassan
Drama, Social, War and Fiction
Rating: 15+ / 92 mins
Dir: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 117 mins
Dir: Alexey Mizgirev
Action, Drama and Thriller
Rating: 18+ / 110 mins
Dir: Otto Bell
Creative Documentary and Teens
Rating: PG / 87 mins
Dir: John Lee Hancock
Biography, Drama and Historical
Rating: 12+ / 116 mins
Dir: Juho Kuosmanen
Drama and Sport
Rating: 18+ / 92 mins
Dir: Trisha Ziff
Non-fiction
Rating: 18+ / 88 mins
Dir: Kim Ki-duk
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 114 mins
Dir: Baltasar Kormákur
Crime, Drama and Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 110 mins
Dir: Amjad Al Rasheed, Darin J. Sallam
Fiction
Rating: PG / 18 mins
Dir: Michael Dudok De Wit
Animation and Drama
Rating: PG / 80 mins
Dir: Masar Sohail
Fiction
Rating: 15+ / 15 mins
Dir: Midi Z
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 108 mins
Dir: Salman Yusuf
Fiction
Rating: 15+ / 15 mins
Dir: Peter Chelsom
Drama, Science Fiction, Adventure and Romance
Rating: 12+ / 120 mins
Dir: Jan Hřebejk
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 102 mins
Dir: Hadi Ghandour
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 100 mins
Dir: Hend Fakhroo
Drama and Fiction
Rating: PG / 22 mins
Dir: Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon
Non-fiction
Rating: 18+ / 104 mins
Dir: Mohamed Salman
Drama
Rating: PG / 24 mins
Dir: Lav Diaz
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 228 mins
Dir: Ali F. Mostafa
Thriller
Rating: 18+ / 100 mins
Dir: Lone Scherfig
Comedy, Drama and Romance
Rating: 15+ / 110 mins
Dir: Eliane Raheb
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 95 mins
Dir: Vatche Boulghourjian
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 105 mins
Dir: Rachida Brakni
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 82 mins
Dir: Terrence Malick
Non-fiction and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 90 mins
Dir: Hani Al Shaibani, Khalid Ali
Drama and Romance
Rating: 12+ / 85 mins
Dir: Reem Al-Bayyat
Fiction
Rating: 12+ / 24 mins
Dir: Mehdi M. Barsaoui
Fiction
Rating: PG / 19 mins
Dir: Faiza Ahmad Khan
Non-fiction and VR (Virtual Reality)
Rating: PG / 7 mins
Dir: Deepak Rauniyar
Drama
Rating: PG / 89 mins
Dir: Mohammed Hammad
Social and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 73 mins
Dir: Shahrbanoo Sadat
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 86 mins
Dir: Daouda Coulibaly
Drama and Thriller
Rating: 18+ / 95 mins
Dir: Makoto Shinkai
Animation
Rating: 12+ / 106 mins
Dir: Kaouther Ben Hania
Family and Social
Rating: PG / 95 mins
Dir:
90 mins
Dir:
60 mins
Dir:
60 mins
Dir:
60 mins
Dir:
120 mins
Dir:
60 mins
Dir: Thierry Frémaux
Creative Documentary
Rating: G / 80 mins
Dir:
60 mins