The Dubai Film Festival has unveiled half of its Arabian Nights line-up, which will feature five world premieres and 13 Middle East premieres.

Ten of the 20 films have been announced for the Arabian Nights segment which runs as part of the Dubai International Film Festival (December 7-14).

The Arabian Nights programme highlights films about the Arab world from Arab and non-Arab filmmakers and will include five world premieres, two international premieres and 13 Middle East premieres. The remaining 10 films will be announced at a later date.

The line up so far:

Wissam Charaf’s It’s All in Lebanon

Christina Foerch Saab’s Che Guevara Died in Lebanon

Rodrigue Sleiman and Tarek El Bacha’s Nice to Meet You

Haider Rashid’s Silence: All Roads to Music

 Aurel and Florence Corre’s October 1961

Stefano Savona’s Tahrir Liberation Square

Julia Meltzer’s and Laura Nix’s The Light in Her Eyes

Gianni Amelio’s The First Man

Stephanie Bürger’s, Manal Abdallah’s, and Jule Ott’s After the Silence

Giacomo Abbruzzese’s Archipelago