Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Arab Film Festival Launches New Short Film Fest in San Francisco (April 9, 16, 23)

http://www.arabshorts.org/
The Arab Film Festival is launching a new International Short Film Series at Little Roxie Theater, San Francisco on Wednesdays, April 9, 16 and 23, 2014 (7 pm).

Arab Shorts is a multifaceted program that includes narrative, documentary, experimental and animated short films. It focuses on current works that mirror the diversity of the Arab world by bringing the best short films to our American audiences.

The series debuts on Wednesday, April 9 with the “Iraqi 35mm Workshop” showcase, which will premiere the work of young filmmakers such as Ahmed Yassin’s Children of God, Luay Fadhil’s Lipstick, Meedo Ali’s Children of War, Mohamad Hayal’s Happy Birthday and Yahya Al-Allaq’s War Canister.

One of the short films that will screen on April 16, 2014 is Sasha's Li's The 40th Day, a 5-minute short film that is based on my published short story 'Vivian and her Son' (you can read the original short story for free at this link). The screenplay was adapted by Scott Eriksson , Managing Director for http://www.asiansonfilm.com/ and produced by Eric Chenjie Pan.

All films will be screened at the Little Roxie Theater in the Mission District of San Francisco and you get more info + buy tickets at http://www.arabshorts.org/

Hope to see you there!

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