Although Mahmoud claims to have shied away from direct political rhetoric in his work, he did not always manage to avoid politically infused messages. (Photo: still from Nawara)
April 28, 2016 - 12:55 GMT
The executive producer of Nawara says that film audiences want their money's worth, but it's still possible to make a purposeful and profitable movie.
Ms Gadot's pro-IDF stance means she's not their kind of Gal. (Movie Pilot)
April 25, 2016 - 11:03 GMT
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in Lebanon has called for a ban on 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' because it stars the Israeli actress.
Director Udi Aloni courted controversy by criticizing Israel despite the film being funded by Israel's Culture Ministry.  (
April 23, 2016 - 10:50 GMT
Udi Aloni's Junction 48 tackles discrimination in Israeli society in a controversial film that has already won an award at the Berlin Film Fest.
Egyptian Disney fans ask for return to dubbing in Egyptian Arabic dialect. (Disney)
April 18, 2016 - 12:03 GMT
In anticipation of Finding Dory's release, an online campaign has been launched calling for Disney to abandon its new trend of dubbing films in modern standard Arabic instead of Egyptian.
Michael Bay's 'Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen' was filmed in Petra. (File photo)
April 18, 2016 - 11:56 GMT
How many of these films, which were shot in Jordan, have you seen?

The 1997 film is one of Panahi’s chef d’oeuvres, coming after his debut feature The White Balloon, which was released in 1995. (Screenshot)
April 14, 2016 - 10:08 GMT
The screening is part of the Arab Digital Expression Foundation's programme 'A Close Look At Iranian Cinema.'
March 29, 2016 - 14:35 GMT
Poor Lionel Messi! It seems that Egypt's journalists are pursuing the same line of questioning as at the Oscars ceremony!
Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful 8, after its Cinemoz makeover. (Facebook/Cinemoz)
March 28, 2016 - 15:50 GMT
Cinemoz, the online video service, has married Hollywood glamour with iconic Arab cinema posters - the best of both worlds!
The Third annual Saudi Film Festival in Dammam will run till Monday. (AFP)
The Third annual Saudi Film Festival in Dammam will run till Monday. ()
March 27, 2016 - 06:31 GMT
The Third annual Saudi Film Festival in Dammam will run till Monday.
Theeb's director Naji Abu Nowar presents the cast and crew to King Abdullah and Queen Rania, at a reception in their honor.  (Photo credit: Twitter/Royal Hashemite Court)
March 24, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The cast and crew of Theeb didn't bring home the gold, but their Oscar nomination has lifted Jordan's spirits, said King Abdullah at a royal reception.
The Egyptian Ramadan series, which caused controversy when it premiered in June 2015, scoops major prize in Manama. (
March 22, 2016 - 13:16 GMT
Jewish dominance not exclusive to Hollywood as Jewish-themed TV drama scoops major award in Bahrain.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the new 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' film. (AFP)
March 21, 2016 - 13:50 GMT
Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill attend 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' premiere in New York.
The film follows the story of a man trapped in a prison cell who is forced to play a madman’s game in order to save his family’s lives. (Twitchfilm)
March 13, 2016 - 15:02 GMT
Emirati filmmaker Majid Al Ansari has had his debut film, Rattle the Cage, picked up for worldwide streaming on Netflix.
'Very Big Shot' director Mir-Jean Bou Chayaa. (
March 07, 2016 - 14:42 GMT
Lebanese film director Mir-Jean Bou Chayaa took a 'Very Big Shot' and made it to the top.
Holocaust drama 'Son of Saul' won the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (YouTube)
March 01, 2016 - 13:02 GMT
Holocaust drama 'Son of Saul' won the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Theeb's director Naji Abu Nowar and cast on the Oscars red carpet. (Facebook)
February 29, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
Theeb, Ave Maria failed to win an Academy Award in Los Angeles on Sunday, but are still winners in our eyes.