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20th Arab Film Festival

Shorts Programs

  1. Animation

    98 mins
    An AFF first, this animations program showcases the amazing talents and poignant story telling ability of Arab animators

    In This Program: Diaspora, The Dice Player, In the Future They Ate From The Finest Porcelain, Karouma, The Pot Thief, Silence, Unfinished Tales: Fool’s Paradise, Waves ’98

    Shorts Program: Animation

    Embarcadero Center Cinema
    October 8, 2016 1:00 pm

    Shorts Program: Animation

    Harmony Gold
    October 22, 2016 3:15 pm


  2. Highlights: Documentary

    99 mins
    With subjects ranging from displacement, to drag racing in Saudi, this program takes a deep and intimate look into the lives of everyday Arabs

    In This Program: 9 Days: From my Window in Aleppo, Between Heaven and Earth, Hajwalah, Shireen of Al-Walaja, Stateless: Syrian Refugees in Detroit, Xenos

    Shorts Program: Highlights: Documentary

    Embarcadero Center Cinema
    October 9, 2016 1:00 pm

    Shorts Program: Highlights: Documentary

    New Parkway Theatre
    October 13, 2016 8:50 pm Buy Tickets


  3. Highlights: Narrative

    102 mins
    An eclectic program of narrative shorts, these highlights showcase the tremendous diverse talents of established and emerging Arab filmmakers

    In This Program: Congratulations, E.T.E.R.N.I.T., The Rifle, The Jackle, The Wolf and The Boy, Where Is Al-Rabee?, Wintry Spring, Zaina’s Cake

    Shorts Program: Highlights: Narrative

    New Parkway Theatre
    October 14, 2016 6:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Shorts Program: Highlights: Narrative

    Harmony Gold
    October 23, 2016 2:00 pm


  4. Visions

    104 mins
    With stories ranging from the profound examinations of the identity and belonging to reflections of political events that have shaped the world we live in, this program showcases the various ways that talented Arab Filmmakers experiment with film form and subject matter.

    In This Program: And on a Different Note, Electrical Gaza, In Damascus, Now: End of Season, Panic Attack, The Park, A Stroll Down Sunflower Lane

    Shorts Program: Visions

    Embarcadero Center Cinema
    October 10, 2016 6:00 pm

    Shorts Program: Visions

    Shattuck Cinemas
    October 15, 2016 1:00 pm