Upcoming Events

  • 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 […]

  • In a region full of tension, artists in the Middle East have struggled for years to express themselves freely and to promote more liberal attitudes within their societies. During the Arab Spring, like many others of this new Arab generation, local artists had high hopes for the future and took part in the protests. Rappers, […]

  • Please join us for the opening of the 19th Annual Arab Film Festival with the Premiere of FROM A TO B and an After Party featuring hip-hop artist THE NARCICYST and DJ EMAN. FROM A TO B Directed by Ali F. Mostafa SF Premiere Opening and Film at 7:30pm Omar (Fadi Rifaai) finds himself still […]

  • THE ARAB FILM FESTIVAL & FIRST FRIDAY SHORTS present BEST OF ARAB SHORTS FREE! September 4, 2015 6-8pm at the New Parkway Theater ARAB SHORTS is a multifaceted program that includes narrative, documentary, music and animated short films. In its focus are current works that mirror the diversity of the Arab world bringing the best […]

  • The Arab Film Festival (AFF) is hosting a Middle Eastern Brunch party! Join us at 18 Reasons for a delicious Levantine mezze brunch. Space is limited and all proceeds will go towards the Arab Film Festival. Hope to see you there! #AFFBrunch What: Arab Film Festival Levantine Mezze Brunch When: Saturday, July 25, 2015 – […]

  • MAY 15-17

      A special showcase of contemporary Armenian films. Organized by the San Francisco-Bay Area Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee. Co-sponsored by the Arab Film Festival PROGRAM Friday, May 15 6:30pm Opening VIP Reception 8pm The Cut by Fatih Akin (Bay Area Premiere) Saturday, May 16 4pm Armenian Genocide: 100 Years Later by Nicolas Jallot short: Born […]

  • Arab Shorts is our multifaceted, touring 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 the world. The USF Arab Student Union is hosting a screening of our “Best of Arab Shorts” programme. Join […]