Upcoming Events

  • Join us for the Arab Film and Media Institute’s first showcase dedicated to Algerian Cinema. The program will include the premiere of “The Well,” the historical drama that was Algeria’s nomination to the 2017 Academy Awards, as well as a post-screening Q&A with special guest Dr. Ahmed Bedjaoui, the President of the Algerian Film Fund, […]

  • The Arab Film and Media Institute is thrilled and PROUD to announce its first ever Pride month screening, to be held at the newly renovated San Francisco LGBT Center on June 22nd! Joined by special guests, AFMI will present a collection of short films that highlight the various experiences of Arab queer communities. Full program […]

  • We are excited to co present this year’s San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival. Join us for Opening Night for a collection of amazing films! While Muslim and Christian women become shining beacons, queer Black women vanquish trauma, Vietnamese queers create a safe haven, queer/trans Latinx artivists soar, and buoyant passion saves […]

  • We are so excited to partner up with UC Santa Barbara to show six outstanding short films, followed by a discussion with our Executive Director, Serge Bakalian, and Artistic Director, Deana A. Nassar, moderated by Professor Mona Damluji of the UCSB Department of Film and Media Studies. If you are in Southern California, join us […]

  • Please join the ARAB FILM FESTIVAL, BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE (BCC) and the YALLA ARABI, as we present the final edition of the the ARAB FILM SERIES this year. Catch two of the award winners from the 20th Arab Film Festival. The Bride of the Nile (Egypt), directed by Edouard Mills-Affif BEST DOCUMENTARY at AFF2016 A […]

  • Our FREE monthly screenings in Berkeley are back! Join us to watch the Best Shorts from this year’s 20th Arab Film Festival, which just closed a few days ago. There is NO CHARGE to attend. Doors open at 6pm. Film starts promptly at 6:30pm. Please attend, participate and spread the word!

  • Please join us for the opening of the 20th Annual Arab Film Festival with the US Premiere of CLASH This year, the Arab Film Festival is going bigger and bolder than ever: we are honored to host the US premiere of Clash, the Egyptian entry to the 2017 Oscars. Tickets are on sale, and bound […]

  • Please join YALLA ARABI, BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE (BCC) and the ARAB FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), as we present the ARAB FILM SERIES. Screenings are free and open to the public but MUST register on Eventbrite to guarantee your seat(s). On April 29, we present MARS AT SUNRISE. A painter’s resistance, courage and spirit can never be […]

  • Join the Arab Film Festival for an evening of Arab Cinema with The Markaz: Resource Center at Stanford University. This event is FREE and there will follow a reception with refreshments. Please RSVP here to reserve your seat. Featuring six outstanding shorts from a new generation of filmmakers, this Arab Film Festival series will showcase diverse […]

  • Please join YALLA ARABI, BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE (BCC) and the ARAB FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), as we present the ARAB FILM SERIES. Screenings are free and open to the public but MUST register on Eventbrite to guarantee your seat(s). On April 1, we present the Bay Area premiere of Amber Fares’ SPEED SISTERS.  The film follows the […]