Encounters Film Felstival 2020 poster

This year we are delighted to be collaborating with Encounters Film Festival, to present an exciting programme of short Palestinian films under the theme Shades of Protest. Encounters will be a digital festival in 2020, running from 18 September until 11 October. You can buy a festival pass for just £10, which provides access to over 400 short films and animations from around the world.

Our programme at Encounters Digital Film Festival 2020

Ambience

Wisam Al Jafari |
Short
2018 |
Palestine |
15 mins |

In a chaotic refugee camp, two Palestinians failing in their attempt to record a demo for a music competition, find a creative way forward.

Bodies in Motion

Rehab Nazzal |
Short
2019 |
Canada/Palestine |
3 mins |

Using hundreds of silhouettes of stone-slinging protestors, this powerful silent film explores the symbolic gestures that have marked the Palestinian uprisings.

Gazagraph

Yousef Nateel |
Short
2018 |
Palestine |
40 mins |

Documentary exploring the way in which Gaza’s social and political past has been recorded across the decades through photography.

Made in Palestine

Mariam Dweda |
Short
2019 |
US/Palestine |
8 mins |

A touching portrait of the last remaining factory in Palestine to produce the keffiyeh, an iconic symbol of Palestine and its heritage.

Maradona’s Legs

Firas Khoury |
Short
2019 |
Germany/Palestine |
23 mins |

On a quest to complete their 1990 World Cup album, two young brothers are determined to find ‘Maradona’s legs’, the last missing sticker.

Until the Last Drop

Tim Webster |
Short
2020 |
UK/Palestine |
20 mins |

Eye-opening documentary of two farmers in the West Bank, one Israeli and one Palestinian, farming the same land but with unequal access to water resources.

Juha the Whale

Karam el Masri |
Short
2016 |
Canada |
13 mins |

Coming-of-age feature exploring the isolation faced by a refugee mother and her daughter as they await their claimant hearing in Toronto, Canada.