Happenings :: Toronto Palestine Film Festival
A week after the too-big, and controversy-laden Toronto International Film Festival has officially packed its bags (until next year), Toronto can start making room for the takeover of the 2nd Annual Toronto Palestine Film Festival taking place across the city from September 26th-October 2nd. Toronto is one of the latest cities to establish a film festival dedicated to Palestinian narratives as part of a global network of cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles and London. Amreeka, claimed to be one of the “most accomplished films about non-European immigrants in America” will be the opening night film with director Cherien Debis in attendance.
I love the Orientalist themed posters that have sprouted up around the city. In addition to film screenings in various venues, the festival also offers special events like a Palestinian Brunch, panel discussions and art exhibitions showcasing the diverse range of programming scheduled for the weekend.
Last year, TPFF sold out almost all of its screenings and this year the organizers hope for the same. The venues, screenings and timings are all listed on the official festival website and you can watch the promotional trailer below.