"I saw in the film what reading the paper cannot communicate. It feels more personal."

Audience Member

Highlights 2013

Watch video highlights from panel discussions from the 2013 edition of the Film Festival including Ahmed Damen director of the Red Stone, and Keith Walsh, Apples of the Golan.

Speakers, 2013

Find out more about the directors and writers who joined us in 2013 including: Dervla Murphy, Annemarie Jacir, Ahmed Damen.

About Us

The aim of our programme is to focus on the plurality of the Palestinian experience as illustrated through film and other art forms. We hope to provide a platform for Palestinian cinema, art and culture in the South West, whilst featuring works from international directors and artists…

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Omar

Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) returns with this action-packed Oscar®-nominated love...

Tickets on Sale for Bristol Palestine Film Festival, 2013

Tickets are now on sale and all events are confirmed. Running from 29 November to 15...

Information is Beautiful Awards

In 2012, we exhibited a series of images from Visualising Palestine (VP).  We are...

2013 Festival Pictures

Some pictures to whet your appetite for the forthcoming 2013 Bristol Palestine Film...

Resistance Recipes

Dasa Raimanova, film director (Resistance Recipes) will be preparing mouth-watering recipes inspired by what she learned in Palestine. Dasa will demonstrate how to cook a Palestinian traditional recipe in front of the audience and reveal some of the secrets she picked up during her stay in Palestine…

Al Nakba

Al Nakba (2008) [100 mins - Aljazeera Network] A film by Rawan Damen Al Nakba is a term...

Gaza Lives On + Mind the Strip

Gaza Lives On (2011) [48 minutes - Aljazeera Network] A film by Ashraf Mashharawi The...

A Month by the Sea with Dervla Murphy

Dervla Murphy is a travel writer who likes to keep things simple, whether by bike or...

When I Saw You (2012) + Director Q&A [Skype]

A journey full of adventure, love, humour, and the desire to be free, this is a story about that moment in a person’s life when he wakes up and finds the whole world is open and everything is possible…

Infiltrators + Sayadeen + Director Q&A

This visceral ‘road movie’ chronicles the daily travails of Palestinians of all backgrounds as they seek routes through, under, around, and over the wall…

Apples of the Golan + The Kite that Caught the Mountain

Apples of the Golan is the story of a village turned prison, full of rappers, rockers and regimes, salsa dancers, holy men and dead fish, traitors, lovers, freedom fighters and their heartbroken mothers all set to the background of the revolution…

The Red Stone + Though I Know the River Is Dry + Director Q&A

The Red Stone reveals the stories uncovered of Palestinians who are still deeply attached to their family houses, and unprecedented individual efforts to reclaim of the rights unlawfully taken…

Cinema Jenin: The story of a Dream

Cinema Jenin is an enlightening documentary account of a tightrope evasion of political, cultural and economic obstacles to resurrect a decrepit Palestinian cinema.

Anis Barghouti screens at Encounters

Locally Sourced Locally Sourced is a showcase from British Council and Scottish...

Film Screening: Five Broken Cameras (Fri Sep 20)

Fri 20 September 7:30PM Strode Theatre presents Five Broken Cameras (15) Taking five...