5th Anniversary of the Arab Film Festival

2016 marks the fifth anniversary of the Arab Film Festival in San Diego.  This year, the Festival will take place Thursday through Sunday, October 27-30, at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.  This year, there will be 7 screenings over the four days. Each screening will include one feature length film. Most screenings will also include at least one short film.

Festival passes are available now for $50 for all 7 screenings. Get Pass

There are many good films that are being considered for selection, including two Academy Award nominees, Theeb from Jordan (nominated for Best Foreign Film) and Ave Maria from Palestine (nominated for Best Live Action Short Film).  You can see trailers for these films here.

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Arab Film Festival in San Diego to Receive Grant from San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

For the second year in a row, the Arab Film Festival in San Diego has been recommended for funding by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.  Although it won’t be final until the City budget for fiscal year 2017 is adopted, this recognition and support is 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, receiving Arts Commission for two years, and with the prospect of this support continuing in future years, helps lay the groundwork for the Festival’s growth as dynamic part of San Diego’s cultural life.


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