Boston Palestine Film Festival extends deadline for 2009 submissions

The Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF) is now accepting entries for its third annual festival to be held in October of 2009.

BPFF seeks to present the extraordinary narrative of a dispossessed people living in exile, under military occupation and siege, and within Israel. Palestinian cinema represents a powerful means of interpreting the collective identity, historic struggle and surreal challenges that Palestinians face.


BPFF will showcase the diverse and creative work of all filmmakers (any nationality) exploring both historic and contemporary themes related to Palestinian culture, experience, and narrative.

The BPFF Selection Committee accepts films, videos and digital media in the following categories: feature films, documentaries, shorts (including animated or experimental works), youth work (created by filmmakers under the age of 18).

Entries can be of any length. All foreign language entries must be subtitled in English. Entries should have been produced between 2004 and 2009. Any works currently in production may be submitted as rough cuts. Selected works must be provided in final form with English subtitles no later than 15 September 2009.

Formats accepted for Submission (for the selection process only): DVD/VHS (PAL or NTSC) or QuickTime movies on CD (for shorts or youth work only)

Formats accepted for Exhibition (for presentation at the festival):

Film: 35mm and 16mm
Video: DigiBeta or BetaSP (NTSC preferred)
Digital: DV and Mini DV
(DVDs are NOT ACCEPTABLE unless they are for a short film of less than 15 minutes.)

Deadlines and entry fees

New Deadline: 16 March 2009

$20 entry fee for each submission; see submission form for more details.

There is no entry fee for international entries or youth work.

Filmmakers will be notified of selections via email by 30 July 2009.

For submission forms and information:

For inquiries: submissions A T bostonpalestinefilmfest D O T org