THE IDOL by Hany Abu-Assad
Winner, BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE, BPFF Audience Awards 2016
OPEN BETHLEHEM, by Leila Sansour
Winner, BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, BPFF Audience Awards 2016

2016 Audience Awards Announced

The Boston Palestine Film Festival has announced the winners of its 2016 Audience Awards. Read More

“What the Boston Palestine Film Festival Means to Me”

We asked some of our filmmakers, audience members, and past volunteers to share some their thoughts about what the Boston Palestine Film Festival means to them. Here's what they had to say... Read More

Larissa Sansour: “I Want to Break That Cliché of What Is Expected of Middle Eastern Artists”

We spoke with renowned Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour about science fiction, Middle Eastern art, and why humor can be a useful tool when writing about the Israeli occupation. Read More

Leila Sansour: “I Was Hoping That Bethlehem Would Give a Bigger Voice to Palestine”

We spoke with Palestinian filmmaker Leila Sansour about what originally inspired her to return to her hometown and make a film about it, and how that led to launching a life-transforming major campaign to open the city. Read More

Rakan Mayasi: “I Was Madly in Love With This Darwish Poem, and I Wanted to Create a Cinematic Interpretation of It”

We spoke with Rakan Mayasi to understand more about his dreamlike drama short, Roubama-- what inspired him to make it, and how to understand and interpret it. Read More