dcpfaf 2017 submissions

The DCPFAF showcases the diverse and creative work of Palestinian filmmakers across the globe, including those living in all of historic Palestine and in diaspora.

2017 submissions are now open! You may submit your film via FilmFreeway or with the form below.
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Terms and Conditions prior to submitting your piece.


Early Deadline:  May 5, 2017 ($10)
Regular Deadline: June 16, 2017 ($15)
Late Deadline: July 7, 2017 ($20)
Student & Youth (-18): FREE

DCPFAF Alumni receive a discount on submissions! Let us know you're considering submitting your work.
Email programming@dcpfaf.org and we'll be in touch promptly.


  • Features

  • Documentaries

  • Shorts

  • Animation

  • Experimental works

  • Youth work (created by filmmakers under the age of 18)

  • Other (e.g., experimental)

What are the requirements?

  • The filmmaker(s) (writer/producer/director) must be Palestinian

  • We prefer films made in 2015-2017, but older films are also accepted

  • All foreign language entries must be subtitled in English

  • Films must not exceed 120 min. in runtime

  • Filmmakers may submit multiple films

Selection notices will be sent out by August 4, 2017.

submit your work

Submitter Information
Name *
Project Overview
At least one of the following must identify as Palestinian: director, producer, writer
Please select which of the following roles are filled by a self-identifying Palestinian.
Write INDEPENDENT if applicable.
If other, please specify in the text box below.
Student/Youth (If Applicable)
Project Specifications
All foreign language films must be subtitled in English
Will this be your film's DC premiere? *
Publicity Materials
You may also email a file to programming@dcpfaf.org. Please list your project title in the subject line.
You may also email these files to programming@dcpfaf.org. Please list your project title in the subject line.
Please select if you agree to our TERMS AND CONDITIONS. *
Pay Entry Fee