About the Festival

The Bahrain Film Festival is holding its first edition on 1 – 5 April 2021 under the title “Cinema for You”. It is organized by the Bahrain Cinema Club and held under the patronage of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA).

The Bahrain Film Festival is part of the Bahrain Cinema Club’s initiatives and projects to stimulate the Bahraini film movement and contribute to the promotion of cultural movement in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The festival seeks to support and develop Bahraini talent in the film industry and celebrate their experiences in this field. The festival also seeks to develop the culture and awareness of Bahraini filmmakers, providing a rich environment to share experiences and ideas with other Arab filmmakers.

Bahrain Cinema Club competition

The Bahrain Film Festival is an extension of the Bahrain Cinema Club Competition, a Bahrain Short Film Competition held in 2017 and witnessed the participation of Fifteen (15) Bahraini short films created by Bahraini young directors from the Kingdom of Bahrain. The second edition of the Bahrain Cinema Club competition was held in 2018, and witnessed the participation of 25 short films from the Kingdom of Bahrain and screenings of a number of Gulf and Arab films.

Who we are

Bahrain Cinema Club is a non-profit cultural institution, operating under the umbrella of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) in the Kingdom of Bahrain, founded in 1980 with the aim of spreading film culture and awareness and stimulating the local film movement.

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