https://bostonpalestinefilmfest.org/ Online event
Boston, MA 02110
Festivals & Fairs, Movies
The Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF) returns with its 16th annual lineup of the very best films made by and about Palestinians from across the globe! The festival is excited to offer a hybrid format this season, presenting both live and streaming options. BPFF is especially excited about our return to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for multiple screenings including opening night, after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The festival continues the precedent set in 2020 by making its program available virtually, for audiences to stream from New England, the USA and worldwide.
The festival opens with Farha, the directorial feature debut film from Jordanian director Darin J Sallam. This award-winning film is based on a true story that happened at the onset of the Palestinian Nakba in 1948. The closing film is The Stranger, also a directorial debut by the Syrian filmmaker Ameer Fakher Eldin. Set in the Golan Heights, the film was selected as Palestineʼs entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards. Both films will only be available via a one time live screening.
The festival also features a wide selection of feature and short films, including the award-winning film Salmaʼs Home, by the Boston-based filmmaker Hanadi Elyan (in attendance for Q&A), Boycott by Julia Bacha (with Q&A), Little Palestine: Diary of a Siege by Abdallah Al-Khatib, The Devilʼs Drivers by Mohammed Abugeth and Daniel Carsenty, Hudaʼs Salon by Hany Abu Assad, and the World Premiere of the short film Hush by Samar Qupty.
The festival includes 1 World Premiere, 4 US premieres, and 2 MA premieres. All films being presented via online streaming will be available to view continuously throughout the festival period (geographic restrictions apply).
For full program, details and tickets, visit www.bostonpalestinefilmfest.org