AFMI stands for Arab Film and Media Institute. 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.
Once complete, the Arab Film and Media Institute will comprise of four pillars: an expanded Arab Film Festival, an Education Program to bring Arab films to schools around the country, Filmmaker Services to support Arab American artists, and a series of original content.
The toughest obstacle we face as an Arab American organization is the unwillingness of many businesses to support our mission, because of the fear of backlash in today’s climate of anti-Arab sentiment and Islamophobia. This is why grassroots donations are so important to launch AFMI. If you believe in this project, please donate what you can today.