Ready for AFF’s biggest night of the year? Our legendary Opening Night is happening tonight in San Francisco – the countdown begins now.

US Premiere of Clash at the 2016 Arab Film Festival in San Francisco

We have a great night planned for you – Our film program starts at 7:30 pm with the US premiere of Clash. Before the movie, our Executive Director Serge Bakalian will make a very special announcement. I can’t tell you what it is, but trust me, you will not want to miss it. Come early, as we expect a large crowd and a sold-out night. 

DJ Emancipacion at the AFF 2016 After Party

After the film screening, join the Arab Film Festival crew and special guests for an unforgettable After Party at the Mercer at 255 Rhode Island St. DJ Emancipacion will take us on musical meanderings from Egypt to Oakland. Her set is inspired by the people’s movements for freedom and liberation, and she’ll take us on a journey through Africa (her homeland) via Oakland, tracing tribal roots, future dubs, and lots of soul.

Online ticket sales for tonight’s Opening Night are now closed. We have a few spots left, only available at the door, first come first served, at the Castro Theatre.

See you soon!