The Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) is the first organization of its kind outside the Arab world, a unique ecosystem to find, nurture and develop Arab film…
Letterboxd's Top 50 Arab movies, based on the average weighted rating of all Letterboxd users. In order to get a substantial collection of titles, this list combines both narrative and documentary features. Films should have a minimum of 1,000 ratings to be eligible to enter the list.
Appearances on the list per country:
Palestine, Syria: 5
Algeria, International Productions, Tunisia: 2
Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Mauritania, Morocco: 1
4 Entries: Youssef Chahine
3 Entries: Daoud Abdel Sayed
2 Entries: Mohamed Khan, Nadine Labaki, Ziad Doueiri, Moustapha Akkad, Marwan Hamed, Jehane Noujaim
Note on our criteria an "Arab" film:
- Primary language is Arabic
- Directed by an Arab, with Arab subjects
- Plot is linked to Arab identity in some way or another
October 15, 2021
After the screening of our Queer Lens program at the 25th Arab Film Festival, our director of film programming, Yasmina Tawil, sat down with two of the participating filmmakers, Reem Jubran and Saleh Saadi, to discuss their work and the representation of LBGTQ+ stories on screen.
Join us for a conversation with Samia Khalaf and Mirella Toncheva about Virtual Reality and the future of Arab Cinema. Moderated by AFMI Board member Neamah Hussein.
Arab Film and Media Institute's Director of Film Programming Yasmina Tawil sits down with the directors and producers of the documentary ONLY THE OCEAN BETWEEN US to talk about the unique process of making this film.
Arab Film and Media Institute's Senior Programmer Beshoy Botros sits down with director Salim Mourad to discuss his latest film MOSS AGATE.
Arab Film and Media Institute's Director of Film Programming chats with director Maysoon Pachachi about her newest film OUR RIVER...OUR SKY.
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Ladies and gentlemen, the opening night film for the 25th Arab Film Festival!
November 18 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco--