Join the Arab Film Festival and special guests for our Opening Night screening of Cherien Dabis’ May in the Summer. We’re thrilled to announce that Director/Writer/Actor Cherien Dabis will be joining us for the 18th annual AFF Opening Night and San Francisco premiere of May in the Summer! AJ+ Presenter/Producer Dena Takruri will be hosting […]
Join the Arab Film Festival and the Arab Resource & Organizing Center for an evening of film and poetry dedicated to Gaza.
Arab Shorts is a multifaceted program that includes narrative, documentary, experimental and animated short films. It focuses on current works that mirror the diversity of the Arab world by bringing the best short films to our American audiences.
The series debuts on Wednesday, April 9 with the “Iraqi 35mm Workshop” showcase, which will premiere the work of young filmmakers such as Ahmed Yassin’s Children of God, Luay Fadhil’s Lipstick, Meedo Ali’s Children of War, Mohamad Hayal’s Happy Birthday and Yahya Al-Allaq’s War Canister.
Earlier this year, the Arab Film Festival co-presented a special screening of Amal’s Garden, a half-hour documentary about the story of Mustafa and Amal, an elderly Turkmen couple living in Kirkuk, Iraq trying to move on with life after war. In light of the recent mass displacement of ethnic minorities in northern Iraq, Nadia Shihab […]CONTINUE READING →
The Arab Film and TV Awards forms a collaborating partnership with the Arab Film Festival based in San Francisco. In a joint statement today it was announced that the first Arab Film and TV Awards has formed a collaborating partnership with the Arab Film Festival, one of the most important Arab film festivals outside the […]CONTINUE READING →
As the American public slowly wakes up to the nightmarish realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it becomes increasingly apparent that an honest conversation on the perversities of war is necessary. Despite being a work of fiction, Jessica Habie’s latest film does just that. Inspired by the real life of Palestinian artist Hani Zurob, Mars at […]CONTINUE READING →