The San Diego Arab Film Festival is a project of KARAMA

2017 San Diego Arab Film Festival Set for October 20, 21, 28 & 29
Festival Passes On Sale Now!

Passes for the 2017 San Diego Arab Film Festival are on sale now!  This year, the Festival is expanding  to 10 screenings.  The first 3 will be at the Museum of Photographic Arts on Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21.  The remaining 7 will be at AMC Mission Valley 20 on Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29.

Tickets for individual screenings will be $10 General and $5 Students.  But you can get a Festival Pass good for all 10 screenings for only $80!  Our selection committee is in the process of finalizing the films we will screen.  We have seen some remarkable films from Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and more.  The final line-up will be announced August 20.  But until then, discounted Festival Passes are available by clicking on the button below.


Although the final selection of films for this year’s festival is not complete, one film under consideration is Carol Mansour’s delightful and moving documentary featuring the stories of 12 Palestinian women and the ways in which embroidery connects the threads of their lives and affirms their culture.

San Diego Arab Film Festival Gets Support From San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

2017 marks the third year that the San Diego Arab Film Festival will receive 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.

Financial support is provided by City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

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