2016 Year in Review: Arabs in Film and Media

2016 has been a memorable year, mostly for the wrong reasons. This past year, we lost a number of beloved artists and celebrities, seen the rise of the most unlikely and unqualified presidential candidate in American history, followed by a wave of hatred and intolerance, and watched war and other senseless violence rip apart communities […]

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Transform the World through Arab Film

A few days ago, we sent out a message to all our subscribers. If you are not in our mailing list, we want you to know we stand with you. Here’s the full statement from Serge Bakalian, our Executive Director. Dear AFF Community, Last week’s US election results devastated and disheartened many of us, and […]

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And it’s a Wrap! The Ten Best Moments from Arab Film Festival 2016

October 2016 was a whirlwind. In the past 20 years, the Arab Film Festival has grown steadily across California, and this year it outdid all expectations. I couldn’t possibly describe all the excitement and wonderful times we shared with long time fans, filmmakers, and Arab cinema newbies. Here’s the top 10 🙂 1) #LaunchAFMI The most […]

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