Current Festivals 


Frame of Mind: Turkey brings together compelling contemporary narrative and documentary films from recent years, celebrating and building upon the strong cinema traditions of Turkey. The week-long special program will feature award-winning films by some of the country’s most prominent filmmakers, who stand out with their distinct visual style and artistic voice. These powerful independent works come to Dubai for the first time, introducing new perspectives and new ways of looking at some of the most poignant realities of our time, including award-winning THE WILD PEAR TREE, SAF and SIBEL, as well as DESTINY – where one’s decision can change their lives forever.

All screenings taking place at Cinema Akil will be ticketed. Tickets will be available for sale at Cinema Akil’s box office and Tickets are 52.5 (VAT included).


About Cinema Akil

Cinema Akil is an independent cinema platform that brings quality films from across the world to the audiences in the UAE. Showcasing directors and filmmakers across the decades, Cinema Akil aims to create awareness and interest in film and the cinematic arts. Launched in 2014 as a nomadic cinema, Cinema Akil has held over 60 pop-up nomdic cinemas attracting over 35,000 attendees in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In September 2018, Cinema Akil opened its first permanent location in Al Quoz, Dubai making it the GCC’s first arthouse cinema. Cinema Akil’s flagship home is brought to you in partnership with Alserkal Avenue. Follow us into the dark.