Arab Film Festival


Entering its 21st edition and AFMI’s flagship event, the Arab Film Festival (AFF) is the longest running independent festival of its kind in North America.  Launched in 1996, the festival has gained an international reputation for excellence and offers its audiences access to media that reflects the lives of under-represented and provocative themes and groups on a cultural and societal level.  The purpose is to present the best of contemporary films that illuminate the richness of Arab culture and stories through authentic narratives and images, providing insight into the beauty and complexity of the Arab world.


San Francisco Bay Area | October 13 – 22
Los Angeles | October 27 – 29

Once again this year, we are set to have Opening Night at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco on Friday, October 13.

Join us for #AFF2017 Opening Night film: Solitaire (Mahbas).
Director Sophie Boutros tackles prejudice and forgiveness in this romantic comedy about a Lebanese woman who invites her Syrian fiance’ to meet her parents for the first time.

OCTOBER 13, 7:30 PM
Castro Theater
429 Castro St, San Francisco

This event is always quite the party and sets the scene for the rest of the month, so mark your calendars, spread the word, and stay in touch with us on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter!

AFF2017 Opening Night - Solitaire - MAHBAS

And on October 27, we will be in Los Angeles!

Join us for #AFF2017 Los Angeles Opening Night film: Solitaire (Mahbas).
OCTOBER 27, 8:00 PM (reception at 7 pm)
Harmony Gold Theater
7655 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles=


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