2016 San Diego Arab Film Festival Sets New Attendance Record,
2017 Festival Set to Expand
The 2016 San Diego Arab Film Festival closed after having achieved a 60% increase in attendance over 2015. The festival screened 6 feature length films and 6 shorts from or about countries across the Arab World. Total attendance set a new record for the Festival.
Plans are already underway for the 2017 Festival. It will take place on two weekends in October and will offer as many as 10 screenings, an increase over last year.
San Diego Arab Film Festival Gets Support From San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
2016 marked the second year that the San Diego Arab Film Festival has received support from the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. An application for funding in 2017 is underway. This recognition and support represents an immportantmilestone 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.