Chicago Palestine Film Festival

Welcome to the launch of the Chicago Palestine Film Festival (CPFF) website! We are excited to begin our 15th year of the longest running Palestinian Film Festival of its kind in the world. Since 2001, CPFF has grown to be a renown non-political, non-profit organization sharing the stories of Palestine to a social justice organization that works tirelessly to improve the lives of Palestinian people both here and abroad.

We are the original storytellers of Palestine and our mission is to reflect Palestine and its culture through the vision of its artists. CPFF promotes films about Palestine and by Palestinian directors. We are honored to have presented Oscar nominated films such as “Paradise Now” and “Omar” by Hany Abu-Assad as well “5 Broken Cameras” by Emad Burnat. We are also proud to have represented an award-winning film director Najwa Najjar whose film “Eyes of a Thief” was our 2015 sold-out opening night film. Those are just a few of the many talented filmmakers that we come across.

Our success not only comes from great films from amazing artists, but it comes from a team of dedicated volunteers who work year round to put on an incredible film festival. We believe Palestine is synonymous with strength and we love to showcase strong, proud Palestinians. Our team of volunteers is diverse, but dedicated.

 

Fundraiser this Saturday!

You are cordially invited to this year’s most exclusive event. Rock your most stylish Kufiyeh, and bring your Debka shoes!

March 28th, 8pm, at Grace Place.
637 S Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60605

THE CHICAGO PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL IS CELEBRATING STRONG PALESTINIANS AND WE WANT YOU TO BE PART OF THE ACTION!

Delicious food, sweets, entertainment, a raffle with fabulous prizes, and a debka contest await.

Wear your best Kufiyeh and get your ticket ASAP. Space is limited!

Tickets are $25.  Click here to purchase.

Feel free to invite friends and family

2014 Film Fest is almost here!

The 2014 Chicago Palestine Film Festival is here! April 19th – May 1st at Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and 1 night atMoraine Valley Community College on April 27th!

Opening Night is Saturday April 19th, kicking off with a red carpet premiere, food, Palestinian-inspired sweets, raffle, and more, 2014 Oscar nominated film OMAR, then ending the night with a Skype audience discussion with OMAR director Hany Abu Assad!

We have a great film lineup this year! FYI, your ticket purchase is for both films, they come together, one is a short film, the other the full film:

OMAR (and MAQLOUBEH) @Gene Siskel Film Center
Saturday, April 19, 8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 23, 8:15 pm

UNDER THE SAME SUN (and CORNER STORES) @Gene Siskel Film Center
Sunday, April 20, 5:15 pm Q&A with Filmmakers!
Thursday, April 24, 8:15 pm Q&A with Filmmakers!

MARS AT SUNRISE (and ISMAIL) @Gene Siskel Film Center
Saturday, April 26, 3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 30, 8:00 pm

CINEMA PALESTINE (and THOUGH I KNOW THE RIVER IS DRY) @Gene Siskel Film Center
Saturday, April 26, 5:00 pm Q&A with Director!
Tuesday, April 29, 8:15 pm

PALESTINE STEREO (and The Cup Reader) @Gene Siskel Film Center
Thursday, May 1, 8:15 pm Q&A with Filmmakers!

JUST PLAY (and APARTMENT 10/14) @Moraine Valley Community College
Sunday, April 27th, 3:00pm

Click on the link below for more information:
http://palestinefilmfest.com/films-2/

and check our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/294019277415313/
Tickets to be released soon, stay tuned for more information.

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival is proud to present the thirteenth annual festival representing the spirit and mood of contemporary Palestinian life. This festival is dedicated to exhibiting film and video work that is open, critical, and reflective of the culture, experience, and vision of the artists.

We hope to see you there!.

Chicago Palestine Film Festival Fundraiser and Gathering!

Come support the Chicago Palestine Film Festival at our social gathering so we can make the 2014 Film Festival the most successful yet! With your support and attendance we can ensure the world’s first and longest running film festival dedicated to Palestine will help us continue the tradition of bringing the stories of Palestinians to Chicago.

Come have dinner (included in ticket price), knafe fresh from Nablus Sweets, listen to live Arabic music provided by Shereen Jeeziya dj’ing live, meet new friends, see old friends, AND MORE, all for a great cause!

We will have HOOKAH available! Thank you to www.trendsettahinc.com andwww.blowhookah.com

Special thanks to our photographer of the night Shaban Studiowww.shaban-studio.com

Lots of parking options available. Valet, street parking, and parking lot.

Hurry and get your tickets now, Pre-sale price is ONLY $20! Price at door will be $30.
https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8031980871

 

Check our facebook event page too!.

CPFF at Moraine Valley 11/20!

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival is coming to Moraine Valley Community College on November 20th at 6pm.

We will be playing the following films

*Nation Estate (2012)

The Nation Estate project consists of a 9-minute sci-fi short film and a photo series offering a clinically dystopian, yet humorous approach to the deadlock in the Middle East.
http://www.larissasansour.com/nation_estate.html

*The War Around Us (2012)

A documentary film about the lives of two friends reporting from one of the most dangerous places on earth, the war’s impact on their lives, and how Gaza changed them forever.

Ticket Cost:
$7 In advance, $8 at the door
MVCC Staff and Students $5 in advance, $6 at the door

To get advance tickets please contact:
Nina Shoman-Dajani
708-974-5229
shoman-dajanim@morainevalley.edu

Or

Jamal Zayyad
708.566.7663

More info can be found on our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/256838601133336.

"Through The Years" Chicago Palestine Film Festival

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival has had the privilege of featuring some of Palestine’s most admired and respected filmmakers of our time. We look forward to continuing our mission of shining the spotlight on films about Palestine, its culture, people, and situation.

In the coming weeks, we are looking forward to announcing the 2013 lineup, until then, enjoy this collection featuring some of films that we have had the honor of bringing to Chicago.

http://youtu.be/NjhUyTYTBes

“Through The Years” Chicago Palestine Film Festival

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival has had the privilege of featuring some of Palestine’s most admired and respected filmmakers of our time. We look forward to continuing our mission of shining the spotlight on films about Palestine, its culture, people, and situation.

In the coming weeks, we are looking forward to announcing the 2013 lineup, until then, enjoy this collection featuring some of films that we have had the honor of bringing to Chicago.

http://youtu.be/NjhUyTYTBes.