Over the past nine years, DCPFAF has screened 121 films and hosted 33 panel discussions with Palestinian artists, filmmakers, and experts about the arts and free expression. Coming up on a decade of the festival next year, we’re taking 2019 as an opportunity to reflect on where we can grow from here. That means there will be no DCPFAF run in 2019, but we will be back in 2020. We’ll be spending 2019 building our team, getting to know our DC community better, and hearing from you. Interested in joining us? Go to dcpfaf.org/volunteer. Thank you for being part of our community!

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Founded in 2011, the annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF) is a 501c3 nonprofit, volunteer-run enterprise that showcases the work of Palestinian filmmakers and artists around the world to audiences in the Washington DC metro area.

*SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THE 2019 SEASON*

Over the past nine years, DCPFAF has screened 121 films and hosted 33 panel discussions with Palestinian artists, filmmakers, and experts about the arts and free expression. Coming up on a decade of the festival next year, we’re taking 2019 as an opportunity to reflect on where we can grow from here. That means there will be no DCPFAF run in 2019, but we will be back in 2020. We’ll be spending 2019 building our team, getting to know our DC community better, and hearing from you. Interested in joining us? Go to dcpfaf.org/volunteer. Thank you for being part of our community!

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By submitting to the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF), you agree with the following rules and terms:

ELIGIBILITY AND RULES
• One of the following roles in the production of the film MUST be filled by a person who self-identifies as Palestinian and may be living anywhere in Palestine or around the world in the diaspora:
—Writer
—Director
—Producer
• All foreign language entries MUST be subtitled in English
• All screeners should be password-protected and NOT publicly unavailable for viewing
• Shorts must be 40 min. or less / Features must not exceed 120 min.
• Preference to DC-premiere status
• Films made in 2017, 2018, or 2019 are preferred, however older films are welcome and may be selected.
• If possible, please submit an Electronic Press Kit (EPK), 2-3 high resolution pictures (300 dpi for print materials), and social media/website links

Note: Films are NOT in competition!