Toronto Palestine Film Festival Celebrates 16th Year
The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) is back for its 16th year, running from September 28 to October 1, 2023. The festival will feature a selection of over 30 films from Palestine and around the world, as well as a variety of special events, including panel discussions, workshops, and a closing night gala.
The TPFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Palestinian cinema and culture. The festival was founded in 2008 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Al-Nakba, the Palestinian exodus that occurred during the Israeli-Arab War of 1948.
Over the years, the TPFF has become one of the largest and most important Palestinian film festivals in the world. The festival has screened over 300 films from more than 50 countries and has welcomed over 100,000 attendees.
This year’s TPFF program features a diverse selection of films, including documentaries, fiction films, and shorts. The festival will open with the Canadian premiere of “Faraj Suleiman: In Search of Memory,” a documentary about the life and work of the Palestinian filmmaker Faraj Suleiman. The festival will also close with the world premiere of “Mediterranean Fever,” a new film by Palestinian director Maha Haj.
In addition to the film screenings, the TPFF will also host a variety of special events, including:
- A panel discussion on the topic of “Palestinian Cinema and the Right of Return”
- A workshop on how to make a short film
- A closing night gala with live music and dancing
The TPFF is a great opportunity to learn about Palestinian culture and cinema. The festival is also a chance to support Palestinian filmmakers and their work. Tickets for the TPFF are now on sale. For more information, please visit the festival website at www.tpff.ca.
The Merhaba team is excited to be partnering with the TPFF for the first year. We believe that the festival is an important platform for Palestinian filmmakers and their work. We are committed to supporting the TPFF and helping to promote it to a wider audience.
We hope that you will join us at the TPFF this year. It will be a great opportunity to learn about Palestinian culture and cinema and to support Palestinian filmmakers.