The full festival programme of Arab Film Days 2021 will be released on February 24, with a digital release event and film screening.

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Digital Festival

Visit Arab Film Days from your own living room!

This year, Arab Film Days will be a mainly digital festival. The festival period has been extended to a full week – from March 11–17 – and the festival programme comprises 20 films from and about the Arab world.

The complete festival program will be available to rent on our digital platform from March 5. It is possible to rent some of our movies already, but they are available to watch from March 11 to 17.

In addition to this, we will offer a number of exciting digital events for those interested in learning more about the themes and countries in focus at this year's festival. There will be exciting panels, conversations and personal greetings from the filmmakers behind selected films.

All films on the programme will be available on our digital screening platform. Digital events and conversations can also be found on Arab Film Days' website and facebook page.

Cinema screenings

The 11th edition of Arab Film Days will be digital, but we hope that we can also meet in the cinema!

Although we are now making the entire festival available online, we hope that we will be able to screen selected films at Vika kino during the opening weekend of March 11–14, should the cinemas in Oslo reopen. We will update the information about possible cinema screenings.


Nordisk Film Kino Vika
Ruseløkkveien 14
Open: Weekdays 16.30 - 22.00 / Weekend 14.30 – 22.00

Transport: Train, subway, bus or tram to Nationaltheatret.


All tickets are available as soon as possible if we confirm that the cinemas will reopen.

Infection Prevention

The Oslo Festival Agency (Stiftelsen Festivalkontoret) takes infection prevention seriously at all our festivals Films from the South, Oslo Pix and Arab Film Days, as well as our other events. We work closely with the responsible organizers, cinemas and venues who screen our films. It is safe to attend film festivals!

Stay home if you have respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, headache, decreased sense of smell or taste, muscle aches, sore throat or if you feel sick in general. Stay at home if you have been abroad during the last 10 days (in "red" areas) or have had close contact with someone who has been confirmed with Covid-19 or a member of your family is likely to have covid-19.

Distance between seats:

All our venues follow the authorities' order for distance, and you will therefore be placed with distance to other audiences. If you want to sit together and are in the same household, you must order tickets together. We ask that you sit in your assigned seat.


Extra time is added between each screening to disinfect the cinema hall.


Extra time is added between each screening to avoid congestion in foyers, kiosks, etc. Remember that you are responsible to keep distance to others, at least one meter.

Infection tracking:

All participants in a screening or event must register with contact information upon buying the tickets. The cinemas and venues will store the contact information for 10 days. This information will not be stored by Festivalkontoret.

Ticket sales:

We kindly ask you to purchase tickets online, to avoid crowding at the cinemas. Together we contribute to a safe festival!

Follow the general safety measures:

- If you feel unwell or have respiratory symptoms, stay home.
- Wash your hands often and use disinfectant where available.
- Keep at least 1 meter distance from others at all times.
- Use a paper towel or your elbow hook when you need to cough or sneeze.

The Covid-19 regulations are available in Norwegian here.

Information on the measurements taken at each of our venues (in Norwegian):

Vega Scene

Nordisk Film Kino



All the festival cinemas are wheelchair accessible. Contact the Nordisk Film Kino directly if you have any questions.

Age limits

All films screened digitally as a part of Films from the South have age limits. You can read about them on the film pages on our programme site, and on our digital platform. Information about age limits in general can be found at Medietilsynet.


You can find information about each film’s subtitles on the film page on our program site, and on our digital platform.