What we do

We aim to shine a light on Palestine – its people, history, culture and society – through showing compelling and thought-provoking films that are not readily available to general audiences in and around Leeds.

We show films that

  • delve beneath one-dimensional views of Palestinian people and politics
  • include documentaries and feature films, rare works and art pieces
  • are serious and light-hearted, painful and joyful
  • are made by Palestinians and filmmakers internationally, established and emerging
  • have both popular and specialist appeal

We are very proud of the growing success of the festival which launched in 2015 and has now established itself firmly in the Leeds cultural calendar. The Festival has grown each year, and in 2019  we screened 12 films to nearly 900 people, with several full houses. Our success is in no small part due to working in close partnership with Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds International Film Festival, Otley Courthouse, Screen Seven, Films at Heart and Leeds University. For three years we have also held events to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Many screenings are enhanced with

  • guest film-makers and commentators
  • stalls selling Palestinian produce
  • food and refreshments
  • information about ways of supporting the Palestinian people

Where possible our films are ‘pay as you feel’ and we provide full information on disabled access.



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