The Bristol Palestine Film Festival is back in 2023 with a diverse lineup of the very best in contemporary Palestinian cinema, arts and culture. As well as a diverse range of films, for the first time we are hosting an evening of live spoken word with popular local poetry night Raise the Bar.
We acknowledge the difficult circumstances of this year’s events in Israel and Palestine, and we remain committed to our founding aim of showcasing Palestinian cinema and culture. We hope that this year’s festival will provide a space for commemoration, reflection and discussion, and we believe in giving a platform for Palestinian stories, culture and traditions.
We are disappointed to have to announce that Arnolfini are no longer hosting our two events on Saturday 2nd December – Farha at 4pm, and Poetry on Palestine (with Lowkey) at 7.30pm.
However we are delighted that our partners at Watershed will host the screening of Farha and the panel session afterwards. And equally pleased to announce that the poetry event will now take place at Sparks, the old M&S building in the Horsefair. All dates and timings remain the same.
If you have already booked your tickets via Headfirst, you will be contacted about the change of venue, and will have an opportunity to get a refund if the new venue doesn’t suit you. Please keep an eye on our social media feeds and our website for further information and please email if you have any worries or questions.
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Bristol Palestine Film Festival is committed to providing an opportunity for moviegoers in the Southwest to experience the lives of Palestinian people through film. By bringing to Bristol Palestinian film, art and culture we invite viewers to explore the multiple realities and identities of the Palestinian people.It is this focus on their humanity and the expression of the everyday lives of Palestinians that is at the core of the mission of this Festival.