Architecture

50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty […]

Family

SICFF returns, bigger and better than ever

The sixth Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF 2018) opens on 14 October and runs for six days. The first children’s film festival in the country (and indeed the region), it’s the biggest yet – 138 […]

Film

Cinema Akil gets a permanent home

Cinema Akil, for four years now the flagbearer for independent and arthouse cinema in the Emirates, is finally getting a permanent base – a small but fully equipped cinema in Alserkal Avenue. It will be […]

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Family

Six days in Sharjah: films for kids

The fifth edition of Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) takes place on 8-13 October. The six days will feature 124 films from 33 countries, selected from around 500 that were reviewed by SICFF’s expert […]