The 26th Arab Film Festival

Welcome to the Arab Film and Media Institute

AFMI stands for Arab Film and Media Institute. We founded the Arab Film and Media Institute to fight all the bigotry and hate with powerful art and storytelling that fosters empathy and understanding of our common humanity, and to support Arab talent in the United States.

It is a new organization founded by the team behind the largest and oldest Arab Film Festival in North America. AFMI aims to be a complete ecosystem to find, nurture, and showcase Arab talent in the United States. Starting with organizing school screenings, and growing into offering filmmaker services and original programming, AFMI is the place for Arab cinema and its fans, and the home of the Arab Film Festival.

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The 2022 Arab Film Festival Award Winners!

The 2022 Arab Film Festival has finally concluded, and what a ride it has been! This is our second year back in-person in San Francisco, and we're so grateful to each and every one of the fantastic filmmakers, partners, sponsors and fans who made our 26th year so special.  We