St Andrews Film Studies Publishing is preparing its latest instalment of the Film Festival Yearbook series for publication in the early Spring of 2014. This time, the focus of the book is on the many diverse film festivals in and around the Middle East. Contextual pieces were written by Jean-Michel Frodon, Alberto Elena, Laura U. Marks, Alisa Lebow, Gönül Dönmez-Colin and Dina Iordanova, and case studies include chapters on the Istanbul International Film festival, Marrakech International Film Festival, Al Jazeera Documentary Festival, Cairo International Film Festival and Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s film festivals. This book breaks completely new ground in film festival studies and in research on the cinema of the Middle East and North Africa.