16th - 28th November 2018



16th November
Opening Night: Ghost Hunting + Q&A

8:45PM - Barbican cinema

We will open our come-back programme with Ghost Hunting, Palestine’s submission to the 2018 Foreign Language Oscar. The screening will be followed by a screen talk with Paris-based director, Raed Andoni and LPFF Patron, Karma Nabulsi.

17th November
Mahdi Fleifel Shorts + Q&A

4:00PM - curzon soho

Five multi-award winning short films by Danish-Palestinian filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel, made between 2014 and 2017, will be screened in one rich afternoon. The multi-bill will be followed by a Q&A between Fleifel and film critic, Kaleem Aftab.

18th November
Recollection + Q&A

6:00PM - barbican cinema

Filmmaker Kamal Aljafari resurrects memories of the Jaffa he grew up in in his technically challenging and visually poetic film, Recollection. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Aljafari, hosted by Director of Forensic Architecture, Eyal Weizman.


18th November
Kamal Aljafari Masterclass

3:00pm - DLT Lecture Theatre, SOAS

Berlin-based film-maker Kamal Aljafari will discuss the ideas, images and technical processes that have lead his filmmaking path. Sign up for this unique masterclass with the renowned filmmaker.

19th November
One Minute & The Tower + Q&A

6:30PM - curzon soho

Animated saga The Tower will be preceded by short film, One Minute. Both films are based on true events and will be followed by a Q&A between The Tower director Mats Grorud and academic & author, Dr. Dina Matar. This event is co-hosted with HOPING Foundation.

20th November
Cinema of the Palestinian Revolution + Panel Discussion

6:10 pm - institute for contemporary arts

Recently restored to pristine quality, these five films from Palestine’s revolutionary era will screen in this memorable evening. They will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Azza El Hassan, sound archivist/restoration director Bashar Shammout and academic Dr. Anandi Ramamurthy.

21st November
3000 Nights + Q&A

6:30pm - CURZON SOHO

Inspired by the stories of the many Palestinians who were born in prison, this gripping feature film will be followed by a special discussion with director Mai Masri and author and academic Dr. Adania Shibli.


22nd November
Book Launch: Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution
with Nadia Yaqub

6:00PM - DLT Lecture Theatre, SOAS

Join us for the launch of Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution by Nadia Yaqub.

22nd November
Ayny & A Magical Substance Flows Into Me

8:30pm - institute of contemporary arts

Jumana Manna’s epic documentary about the musical history of Palestine will be introduced by historian Hazem Jamjoum. The documentary will be preceded by animated short, Ayny.

23rd November
é & Dégradé


This double-feature session presents two fiction films, Bonboné and Dégradé, cinematically reflecting absurd realities of Palestine.

24th November
Larissa Sansour Sci-Fi Trilogy + Q&A


Visual artist Larissa Sansour is known for her otherworldly and cerebral visions of Palestine’s future. This exceptional triple bill will be followed by a discussion with Sansour.

25th November
Shorts Session & Gaza Surf Club

2:00pm - phoenix cinema

One packed ticket allows for a full afternoon of award-winning short films followed by feature documentary, Gaza Surf Club.

26th November
A Very Hot Summer & Ambulance

7:00PM - salt lecture theatre, SOAS

This free, un-ticketed session focuses on Gaza with short film A Very Hot Summer, followed by feature documentary Ambulance co-hosted by Medical Aid for Palestinians. Everyone welcome.

27th November
Rough Stage & Coffee For All Nations

7:00PM - DLT Lecture theatre, soas

This free, un-ticketed session presents two unique featured films. Come to both, or choose one, everyone is welcome.


28th November
Closing Night
Us, Children Of the Camp

6:30pm - brunei theatre, soas

Join us on our closing night, hosted by Hoping Foundation, for a screening of Us, Children of the Camp. The screening will followed by a discussion on the visibility of Palestinian refugees, lead by Hoping Foundation co-founder, Bella Freud. She will be joined by BAFTA award-winning writer and director Peter Kosminsky, and UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness.



In addition, we would like to thank all the anonymous donors for their kindness and generosity.