Arab Film & Media Institute

Arab Film & Media Institute


The Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) is the first organization of its kind outside the Arab world, a unique ecosystem to find, nurture and develop Arab film…


Arab Films to Watch Out For in Fall 2022

As summer comes to a close, we rounded up some of the best Arab films to watch out for in Fall 2022! September is the time for some of the world’s biggest film festivals–the Toronto International Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, the New York Film Festival–and there are plenty of exciting and groundbreaking new Arab films in each festival lineup this year. Take a look at what’s headed to the major festivals, what’s coming soon to theaters and when,…

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We're pleased to announce The Blue Caftan as the opening film of this year's Arab Film Festival! Screening November 11 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, with director Maryam Touzani in attendance. Get your tickets here!

This new film by Leyla Bouzid will be available April 7-17 through the 2022 Arab Film Fest Collab!

Grab your early bird tickets and see the full lineup of Arab features, documentaries and shorts here:

Ladies and gentlemen, the opening night film for the 25th Arab Film Festival!

November 18 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco--

Tickets here:

Liked reviews

A beautiful & insightful documentary on one of my favorite bands out of Lebanon and about being queer in the Arab world.

It's available to watch for free on The Guardian: