The Calgary Arab Film Nights is an annual film festival hosted by the Calgary Arab Arts & Culture Society, showcasing films of all genres from the Arab World. CAFN has enjoyed bringing Arab film to Calgarians for over 10 years!

CAFN is organized by Calgary Arab Arts & Culture Society, a not-for-profit non-denominational organization whose objectives include:
- Presenting a positive view of Arab life and society as an alternative to what is portrayed in the media.
- Introducing audiences to the humanity, love and humour in daily Arab life.
- Showcasing the rich history and diversity of Arab culture.
- Highlighting the complexities of the region to challenge the simplified way of looking at Arab communities.

CAACS envisions a diversified arts scene in Canada in which Arab-themed arts have the opportunity, space and resources to tell a different story, the power to build bridges, deepen relationships, and accordingly advance a more equitable society.

CAACS’s vision is anchored in the belief that arts have the power to evoke emotions, provoke thought, and promote empathy.

The society contributes to Calgary’s thriving arts and cultural scene by actively promoting arts and culture events including:

Visual Art
Literature, Poetry and Spoken Word

Best Film

1. Films must be produced by an Arab person, or be about Arab people or the Arab World. At this time, the festival is limited to films from Arabic-speaking countries.
2. Any length or genre of Arab film is welcome including shorts, horror, experimental, animated.
3. There are no premier status requirements to submit.
4. Any film not in English must have English subtitles.
5. Submit on FilmFreeway via a private link and/or password protected link.

**If your film qualifies for our festival but you are unable to pay the fee, please email us at**