Palestinian Film Festival 2018

Showcasing the very best of Palestinian cinema from around the world, the Palestinian Film Festival Australia is proud to present its 2018 program filled with gripping, award-winning features, shorts and documentaries screening in Sydney (20-27 Sept), Hobart (27-30 Sept), Melbourne (4-7 Oct), Brisbane (11-14 Oct), Canberra (18-20 Oct), Perth (26-28 Oct) and Adelaide (2-4 Nov)
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This year’s Festival program focuses on the power of storytelling and in particular, the sharing of untold stories. Through the telling and sharing of stories, we are transported across time, place and culture and presented with new and fresh perspectives, experiences and connections. Film has the power to bring people together, celebrating our common interests and shared values. These experiences are at the heart of the Palestinian Film Festival – and our privilege to be able to share these with Australian communities.We look forward to seeing you at the festival.

The clash between pragmatism and idealism turns acute in Annemarie Jacir’s father-son drama “Wajib,” an intimate, well-played disquisition on what it means to be a Palestinian abroad versus a Palestinian at home.


Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in one of the most controversial conflicts in the world. A must see film.

An illicit affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man in the divided city of Jerusalem ignites a dangerous game of deceit.


The Tower is an animation feature film, a deeply emotional fiction based on true stories of Palestinian refugees living in camps in Lebanon. It’s a story about the unbreakable bond with Palestine.


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  1. The Tower
    I saw this strangely beautiful sad and uplifting film at the Palestinian film Festival in Brisbane. It is set in the Burj El Barajne refugee camp set up for Palestinians in Beirut after al nakba (catastrophe) in 1948. The animations were like striking graphic novel and the words (in English) told a story through the eyes of a clever young Palestinian schoolgirl.
    The films coming out of the Palestinian struggle are becoming more thoughtful, powerful with high production standards. I recommend it.

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