Palestinian Film Festival Australia 2012

Palestinian Arts Culture & Sports Inc (PACSI) is proud to be partnering with Sydney based Cultural Media to bring the national Palestinian Film Festival Australia (2012) to Brisbane. The Festival will be located at the popular Palace Centro cinema at 39 James Street in Fortitude Valley during 30 November – 2 December 2012.

Opening night commences at 6pm on Friday, 30 November 2012, and will feature entertainment, gorgeous food by Arabellas (West End Middle Eastern restaurant – food included in the ticket price) and Palestinian olive oil products by Perfect Potion. Local community group, Just Peace Queensland , is also supporting the Festival locally.

The theme of this year’s Festival is ‘Visit Palestine’ and among the film line up in Brisbane are three key highly anticipated features:

1. Friday 30 November: ‘Man without a Cell Phone‘, was originally released in 2010, this comedy drama was a hit with audiences on the international film festival circuit. Variety described it as a unique Palestinian feature film, noting “Zoabi sticks to a gently humorous approach in a bid to set his pic apart from the increasing number of issue-driven Palestinian features.” It screens with short films ‘First Lesson’ and ‘No News’ (starts 7pm Friday, but come early for opening night from 6 PM),

2. Saturday 1 December: the confronting and important film, ‘Tears of Gaza‘ is an award-winning documentary by Norwegian director Vibeke Løkkeberg. It follows three children through the 2008-2009 bombing of Gaza and was described as “a brutally uncompromising blast of outrage” by the New York Times. It screens with short film ‘Yala to the Moon’ (starts 6:30pm Saturday)

3. Sunday 2 December: the romantic story, ‘Love during Wartime’, which screens with short film ‘My Neighbourhood’ (starts 6:30 pm Sunday).

These are specially selected films that are guaranteed to challenge, inform, delight and surprise. Details are on the website: .

This three day event will provide Brisbane based cinema patrons with the opportunity to experience the rich tapestry, complexity and diversity of Palestinian life and culture. PACSI is hosting the Festival in Brisbane and will organise the Brisbane opening night event, ticket pre-sales, advertising and promotional activities.

Book your tickets now at Palace Centro Cinemas to ensue your seats! Door sales may be available on the night – please check with the cinema.


Where: Palace Centro Cinemas – 39 James Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 Cost: Nightly per session $17.50 adult, $14 concession, or $11 child

For more details about our activities please visit PACSI on FACEBOOK

We look forward to seeing you all there at opening night at 6pm next Friday 30 November!


Friday, 30th of November, 2012 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, 2nd of December, 2012 – 6:30 PM
Saturday, 1st of December, 2012 – 6:30 PM

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