Real Art Pictures Limited

London based Real Art Pictures Limited was established in 1998, for the production of feature films and documentaries.

Our clients include Middle Eastern broadcasters and independent film makers and production companies. We shot programmes in China, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, North Africa and the UK.


Koutaiba Al-Janabi, founder of the company, is an award winning cinematographer, film director, producer and photographer. 




Feature films:

Leaving Baghdad - Award winning feature film 


The Woodman 


Stories of Passers Through (2018) - Award winning feature documentary


The Cellar - in pre-production




Baghdadi Correspondent (television documentary)

The Train (short film 16mm)

Still Life (Award winning Short film)

Wasteland (Award winning portrait film)

The Ever Restless Man (Award winning portrait film)

Against the Light (Award winning portrait film)

My Friend Nassir (documentary short film)

7 Days with Gypsies (documentary)

No Man's Land (short film)







Latest news


Article in the newspaper Al-Arabi


Article in the newspaper Al-Mada by Ala Almaafragi


"The Woodman" - test screening hosted by the BFI (British Film Institute) London,


June 2019



"The Art of Exile" - Filmmaking masterclass with Koutaiba Al-Janabi at the British Film Institute, London


June 2019



"STORIES OF PASSERS THROUGH" won the best international experimental feature film title at the London International Motion Pictures Awards

May 2019


"The Woodman" - post production grant awarded by the Doha Film Institute

June 2019



"THE WOODMAN" won the Jury's Post-Production award at the Cairo Film Connection.


December 2018


"THE WOODMAN"- selected for the Cairo Film Connection, November 2018



"Stories of Passers Through" at the Ji.hlava creative documentary film festival in the Czech Republic  and at the Delhi International Film Festival in India (October 2018) (October 2018)


"Stories of Passers Through" at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, as part of the Safar festival (September 2018)


"Stories of Passers Through" at the Dubai International Film Festival 2017, in the Muhr feature category (December 2017)





Screening of "Leaving Baghad" in Libya

19-23 February 2013



Screening of "Leaving Baghdad" in Cambridge, on 12 March 2013



Koutaiba Al-Janabi's Photography collection "Foreign Light" published - available from March 2013.