10 years of Leeds Palestinian Film Festival
10 years of lpff
Taqi Spateen mural in progress
Taqi Spateen mural
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Over these ten years we have continually strived to reach wider audiences and broaden our programme. 

To mark the achievement of ten successful years, we aim to go even further.

We are planning an  impressive range of special events throughout the year, culminating in our most ambitious Festival to date in November-December. 

While maintaining our familiar Film Festival identity, the year’s programme will also showcase moving and powerful examples of Palestinian music, dance and art.


People of Gaza April/May 2024

Nearly 400 people came to our five events, £450 was raised for Medical Aid for Palestinians and £300 was donated to the Palestinian Amputees Football Association

Watch the films we screened about the 2008 Great March of Return free online.

Gaza Fights for Freedom  1hr 24mins

Between the Fire and the Sea – The Man Behind Gaza’s Great March 25mins

Watch two exclusive interviews we secured for Q&A’s:

  • Poet activist Ahmed Abu Artema, whose idea inspired the Great March of Return. Watch it here 
  • Khaled Al Mabhouh, coach of the amputee football team Watch it here

With thanks to Susan Piper for the interview with Khaled Al Mabhouh, and to Palestinian journalist Juman Quneis for the interview with Ahmed Abu Artema, and for editing and translating the interviews.

Lastly, a review Thanks to one of our volunteers, Darcy McBrinn, for this thoughtful reflection on the screening of ‘Flying Paper’ and ‘Gaza, One Football, One Leg’. 

Mural by Taqi Spateen May 2024

Also in May, with partners Bethlehem Cultural Festival and East Street Arts, we hosted a visit of the mutli-talented street artist Taqi Spateen to Leeds.

Read more about Taqi

Watch this short film about Taqi’s visit

Listen to this podcast interview with Taqi Spateen and Juman Quenis 

Look out for the mural as you travel out of town down the A64, or pay it a visit at East Street Arts, Convention House, St Mary’s Lane, Leeds LS9 7DP


June / July – films at Hyde Park Picture House

17th July – Al Harah Theatre event at Heart