Chicago Palestine Film Festival seeks new Palestinian films

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival committee is issuing a call for films by Palestinian filmmakers and for films about Palestine for our sixth annual 2007 festival as well as subsequent festivals.

The committee accepts films and videos of all genres and of any duration. For films with non-English dialogue, English subtitles are required. Film selection criteria include artistry, technical skill and content. We are especially interested in work by Palestinian filmmakers, but nationality is not a selection criteria.

Preview editions must be VHS or DVD in either NTSC or PAL encoding. These preview copies become property of the Chicago Palestine Film Festival committee and will not be returned. The filmmakers retain all rights to their submitted films.

The deadline for submission for the 2007 festival is January 15, 2007.

Submission does not guarantee exhibition of the film in the Chicago Palestine Film Festival. There is no submission fee for the festival, but the festival does not pay screening fees for submitted films.

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival (CPFF) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-sectarian project based in Chicago that exhibits and promotes films by Palestinian directors and films about Palestine.

CPFF is dedicated to presenting a film festival that is open, critical and reflective of the culture, experience and vision of the filmmakers.

For film submissions, please complete the online application at our web site and then send a preview copy to the following postal address by January 15, 2007:

Chicago Palestine Film Festival
637 S. Dearborn Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

For any further questions, please email or visit our web site at