2017 San Diego Arab Film Festival Most Successful Yet!
The 2017 San Diego Arab Film Festival completed it’s most successful run yet on October 29. The Festival offered the most films and had the most attendance in its six year history. For the first time, the Festival presented films at two venues. It opened at the Museum of Photographic Arts with the Egyptian film Mawlana. Also at MOPA, the Festival featured the Palestinian film Stitching Palestine which was presented by its director, Carol Mansour.
After MOPA, the Festival moved to AMC 20 in Mission Valley. The highlight at AMC 20 was the US-made film 1948: creation and Catastrophe which was presented by co-directors Andy Trimlett and Ahlam Muhtaseb. The Festival closed with another Egyptian film, Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim.
For the first time, total attendance for the Festival cracked the 1,000 mark, a 40 percent increase over 2016, the second year in a row that the Festival has experienced double-digit increases in attendance. To see photos from the festival, click here.
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San Diego Arab Film Festival Gets Support From San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
2017 is the third year that the San Diego Arab Film Festival has received support from the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. This recognition and support represents an important milestone for the Festival and for San Diego’s Arab Community: it shows that Arab culture is an important part of the fabric of San Diego! In addition, on-going support from the Arts and Culture Commission helps lay the groundwork for the Festival’s growth as a dynamic part of San Diego’s cultural life.