Interview with Hala Alsalman – Maybe This Was a Bad Idea

Hala Alsalman is an Iraqi-Canadian filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She is an Arab Film Festival alumnus with two films, PHATWA which she directed and “Al Khateeb” which she wrote, both featured in previous years. She is currently working on creating a web series called Maybe This Was a Bad Idea. This series stars a […]

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Movie Pigs: Cinema Speaks Arabic

If you’ve attended the Arab Film Festival in the past two years, you’ve probably noticed some cute little pigs watching a big screen. They’re pretty hard to miss. Well those little piggies are the mascots of MoviePigs, a innovative new platform for streaming movies online that is dedicated completely to Arabic independent films. MoviePigs was […]

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Help Launch the Arab Film and Media Institute!

The Arab Film Festival is the oldest and largest festival of its kind in the United States. This year we celebrated 20 rewarding years of bringing Arab cinema and culture to communities in California. In honor of our anniversary, we kicked off this year’s festival in San Francisco by announcing the launch of the Arab Film […]

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