InFocus: Arab Cinema, with NewFilmmakers and the Academy

Join AFMI as we partner with NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in presenting InFocus: Arab Cinema on December 15, 2018. The event will be hosted at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Mary Pickford Center’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

InFocus: Arab Cinema showcases Palestinian, Tunisian, Lebanese and Qatari stories that cover the often unmentioned hardships of refugees in Europe, tackle the difficult questions of ideology through the eyes of a child, look at history through a mockumentary lens, and in Cyril Aris’ Oscar-Qualifying The President’s Visit, take us to a town whose preparation for an important guest takes an absurd and darkly humorous turn.

The evening also includes InFocus: Middle Eastern Cinema, a selection of striking short films from Middle Eastern filmmakers who have made their work all over the world. They tell stories of the complexity of identity, growing up, and of being stuck in difficult situations, personally and politically.


InFocus: Arab Cinema
5:45 PM – Pre-Reception
6:15 PM – Shorts Program
8:00 PM – Audience Q&A

InFocus: Middle Eastern Cinema
8:15 PM – Pre-Reception
8:45 PM – Shorts Program
10:30 PM – Audience Q&A

Venue: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
1313 Vine St. | Los Angeles, CA 90028

PARKING (complimentary):
Please make sure to enter parking off of Homewood Ave. between Vine and Cahuenga (note: you can only enter Homewood Ave. from Cahuenga)


Dec 15 2018


5:45 pm - 11:00 pm

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
1313 Vine Street


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