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The 23rd Arab Film Festival

By: | posted on: Oct 11, 2019

Date(s) - 10/11/2019 - 10/20/2019
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Arab Film Festival
415 564-1100
Arab Film and Media Institute

The 23rd Arab Film Festival will hold screenings in multiple locations in San Francisco and Oakland, California. Check out the complete schedule and film guide for all films and locations.

The flagship event of the Arab Film and Media Institute, the Arab Film Festival is the longest running independent festival of its kind in North America. Launched in 1996, the festival’s mission is to present the best of contemporary films that illuminate the richness of Arab culture through authentic narratives and images, providing insight into the beauty and complexity of the Arab world.

Join us on October 11 for OPENING NIGHT at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, for the West Coast premiere of It Must Be Heaven, Palestine’s submission to the 2020 Academy Awards. RSVP here.

  • 56 Films
  • 11 Narrative Features
  • 13 Documentary Features
  • 5 Shorts Programs
  • 3 Official Submissions to the 2020 Academy Awards
  • The West Coast premiere of It Must Be Heaven – Palestine’s submission to┬áthe 2020 Academy Awards
  • 32 Countries represented
  • 31 Women Directors
  • 14 Debut features

The festival will run through October 20th. Join us for one movie or all, looking forward to seeing you in the Bay Area!

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