This year's programme comprises 24 events at the Barbican Cinema and University of London, involving 38 titles, 24 guest speakers, and the UK's first international conference on Palestine and the Moving Image.Details of pre-festival events here.
View the 2013 Festival trailer.
Opening with a gala screening of David Koff's trailblazing 1981 documentary, Occupied Palestine, the 2013 programme boasts historic depth with rarities including a thematic session marking the 25th anniversary of the first intifada, and an outing for Elia Suleiman's debut,Homage by Assassination (part of 1991 portmanteau The Gulf War... What Next?).
There's plenty of fresh material on offer too, with some 20 premieres, including a sharp new doc on life in the Syrian Golan heights, a revealing account of the vast quarrying industries in the West Bank, and the story of a spectacular kite flying world record bid in Gaza. Exceptional shorts and animations run throughout the programme, along with some bold new experimental works from Palestine and beyond.
Tickets are now on sale.Scroll down to explore the programme.
(click on film stills for individual synopses and selected film trailers)
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