The Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF) is now accepting submissions for its twelfth annual festival to be held in Boston October 19-28, 2018.

The Boston Palestine Film Festival seeks to present the extraordinary narrative of a dispossessed people. Cinema offers a powerful means of interpreting the collective identity, historic struggle, and surreal life circumstances and challenges that Palestinians throughout the world presently face.

In partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, BPFF features compelling and thought-provoking films, guest directors/speakers and new works by emerging artists. These works from directors around the world offer refreshingly honest, self-described, and independent views of Palestine, its history, and its culture to New England audiences.

Since its founding in 2007, BPFF has presented nearly 400 Palestine-related films and numerous major concerts, workshops, and art exhibits. We have brought New England audiences dozens of filmmakers, musicians, and artists — including Elia Suleiman, Michael Khleifi, Annemarie Jacir, Cherien Dabis, Mai Masri, Najwa Najjar, Ayman Mohyeldin, Muhammad Bakri, Mohamed Alatar, Sameh Zoabi, Kamal AlJafari, Samir Abdallah, Marcel Khalife, Trio Joubran, Simon Shaheen, Ali Amr, Shusmo, DAM, Shadia Mansour, Suheir Hamad, Remi Kenazi, Maysoon Zayyid, and others.

The 12th Annual Boston Palestine Film Festival will take place from October 19-28, 2018 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and other venues across the city.

More general information about the festival can be found on our web site. Past festival programs can be viewed here.

Awards & Prizes

All accepted films will be entered into competition for our two BPFF Audience Awards: Best Narrative Feature & Best Documentary Feature.

Rules & Terms

BPFF seeks submitted films of any length that focus on any topic related to historic Palestine or Palestinians.

There is no entry fee. In order to be considered, your submission should contain:

  • 2 images to represent your film. The smallest dimension needs to be at least 1000 px, and the file should be saved as a jpg at highest quality.
  • An online url and password of the screener available to BPFF until October 31, 2018 (Only online submissions will be accepted.)

Submitted works should have been produced between 2015 and 2018.

Submit your film via Film Freeway here.