Arakan Creative is the first theatre company of its kind in Bradford and the North of England specialising in stories within the Islamic world. Through theatre we also impact on issues within the South Asian Community, the wider community and education.

Our ethos is: Instigator of Quality, Truth and Positive Change.

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Freesia theatrical release from August 7th 2017!

We are happy to announce the cinema release for Freesia, the first UK movie to address Islamophobia. All information is listed on the attached flyers and there is also a link below for booking tickets:


We strongly encourage you to book tickets in advance, as all screenings are single performances and we cannot guarantee seats will be available if you pay on the door. Cinemas include the Odeon, Empire, Vue and AMC.


Spread the word and many thanks!




Director: Conor Ibrahiem

Production Company: Arakan Creative

UK Distributor: Film Volt Ltd


The film has received the following awards, nominations and official selections during its festival run:


- Winner of the 'Award of Merit' from the Accolade Global Film Comp

- Winner of the ‘Best New Filmmaker’ from the Canadian Diversity Film Festival

- Winner of the ‘Best First Time Filmmaker’ from the Auckland International Film Festival


- Finalist in the Focus Int. Film Fest for 'Best Editing, Best Score and Best Trailer' (trailer only)

- 3 nominations in the London Int. Film Fest for 'Best Original Screenplay, Best Score and Best Director' categories

- 2 nominations in the London ModCon Film Festival for ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Trailer’


- Los Angeles CineFest

- Miami Independent

- Focus International Film Fest 

- Equality International Film Fest

- London International Film Festival of World Cinema 

- Accolade Global Film Comp 

- London ModCon Film Festival

- Riverside International Film Festival

- Swedish International Film Festival

- South Texas International Film Festival

- Chandler International Film Festival

- Canadian Diversity Film Festival

- Auckland International Film Festival

- Yosemite Film Festival

Masha'Allah (by God's grace) we are truly grateful for these honours.


We would like to thank Film Volt Ltd, our distributor, for having recognised the potential in our movie.