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Chicago Palestine Film Festival


Founded in 2001, the Chicago Palestine Film Festival (CPFF) is an annual cultural event that serves as a vibrant platform for showcasing the rich and diverse narratives of Palestinian cinema. The festival provides a unique space for filmmakers, artists, and audience members to engage with compelling stories that explore the multifaceted aspects of Palestinian life. Through a carefully curated selection of feature films, documentaries, and shorts, the festival seeks to foster a deeper understanding of the Palestinian experience. Attendees can expect a thought-provoking and immersive cinematic journey, as the festival aims to celebrate the artistic contributions of both Palestinian filmmakers and filmmakers who make films about Palestine on an international stage.

As the longest-running Palestine film festival in the world, the Chicago Palestine Film Festival, a program of the Middle East Charitable and Cultural Society Inc., a non-profit organization, stands as a testament to the power of collaborative storytelling. Film synopses provided by CPFF. Learn more at


A limited waitlist will open at the box office one hour before sold-out screenings. Any available tickets will be released to the waitlist when the screening begins. Waitlist does not guarntee entry, limit one spot per person present. No email or phone reservations–must reserve in person.