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Here you will find a list of the festivals and special projects that we have organised. For a chronological list of past events see the Event Archive page.

Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2016

9th – 12th December

The Bristol Palestine Film Festival, now in its sixth year, returned with a range of documentaries and feature films (some never seen before in the UK) that provided a unique insight into life in Palestine, told through the stories of the people who live there.

Conversations About Cinema: Impact of Conflict, 2015

3rd – 22nd March

A season of Palestinian films selected by award winning Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You, Salt of this Sea). This compilation is delivered is part of the BFI funded project called Conversations About Cinema: Impact of Conflict.

Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2014

3rd – 16th December

The festival was supported by Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust, the 44 backers who helped us raise £1055.00 and our partners and sponsors. Highlights included OmarOpen Bethlehem and Salt of this Sea.

Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2014 flyer

Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2013

29th November – 15th December

The festival opened at the Watershed with Annemarie Jacir’s When I saw you, followed by a Q&A with the director. Annemarie spoke about the challenges of film making in Palestine and how she came across the film’s young star Mahmoud Asfa. Other highlights from 2013 included the conversation with travel writer and intrepid explorer Dervla Murphy, who finally managed to enter Gaza and the West Bank earlier this decade. Dervla came to the festival to discuss her latest book a Month by the Sea.


Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2012

7th – 16th December

Over 800 people attended Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2012. Alongside 14 films screening across 7 days, events included folk music, a cycle power cinema and the opportunity to try ‘Free Running’. Cinema highlights included 5 Broken Cameras and Habibi.

Bristol Palestine Film Poster 2012

Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2011

1st – 10th December

The first Palestine Film Festival. Ken Loach opened the festival at a screening of (No) Laughing Matter. Other highlights included Jaffa: The Orange’s Clockwork and the Bristol Palestine Art and Photography Exhibition.

Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2011

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