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…


The Life & Career of Annemarie Jacir

Every year for our annual Arab Women in the Arts showcase, we choose one talented filmmaker as our highlighted artist whose work we discuss, celebrate and showcase as our opening night event. This year’s artist is the incredibly talented Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir. Her debut feature film, Salt of this Sea, will be opening this year’s showcase in New York City on April 6 at Nitehawk Cinema – Williamsburg. It will also be shown in San Francisco on April 9 at the Roxie Theatre and it will be…

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Announcing the opening night film for our third annual Arab Women in the Arts showcase! 

April 6, 7:30PM at the Nighthawk Cinema - Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Get your tickets here!

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:

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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: