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Founded in 2014, Filmlab Palestine was inspired by the personal experience of its founders in empowering Palestinian youth in refugee camps in Jordan through film literacy and talent program, strengthening their own personal narratives. Build on this expertise, Filmlab: Palestine aims at expanding and cultivating the existing cinema culture within Palestine, while providing the much-needed technical and artistic support for emerging Palestinian filmmaking voices.

Following the slogan "It's time to tell our stories", Filmlab is eager to promote one of the most effective audiovisual tools for self-expression, storytelling, the preservation of collective memory, while putting Palestine on the map of the global cinema industry.

Founded in 2014, Filmlab Palestine was inspired by the personal experience of its founders in empowering Palestinian youth in refugee camps in Jordan through film literacy and talent program, strengthening their own personal narratives. Build on this expertise, Filmlab: Palestine aims at expanding and cultivating the existing cinema culture within Palestine, while providing the much-needed technical and artistic support for emerging Palestinian filmmaking voices.

Following the slogan "It's time to tell our stories", Filmlab is eager to promote one of the most effective audiovisual tools for self-expression, storytelling, the preservation of collective memory, while putting Palestine on the map of the global cinema industry.
 

Who we are

Filmlab Palestine is home to emancipatory film culture in, from, and for Palestine. Since its foundation in 2014, the non-profit, non-governmental organization has been working on boosting film production and viewership in Palestine as well as inspiring a wider cinema audience and empowering a new generation of Palestinian filmmakers.

What we do

Our mission is to enhance film production and viewership in Palestine, aiming to inspire a broader cinema audience and empower the next generations of Palestinian filmmakers and viewers. Through our dedication to fostering creativity and providing essential support, we aspire to contribute significantly to the growth and vibrancy of the Palestinian film industry

How We Work

Our philosophy centres on a cohesive approach, where separate yet interconnected programs collaborate seamlessly to foster, nurture, and champion the Palestinian cinema industry to become self-sustaining. 

Filmlab Palestine implements its activities through five key programs: The Hub, Innovation Lab, Production and Co-production, Cinema Culture, and Palestine Cinema Days. 

The Hub facilitates a professional and well-equipped space for filmmakers and creative professionals to bring their innovative ideas to life.

The Innovation Lab empowers aspiring filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts to unlock their creative potential, fostering a culture of continuous learning, growth, and talent development.

The Production Program supports cinema production financially and resourcefully through prestigious awards and valuable in-kind support. 

The Cinema Culture Program activates interest in cinema and creates critical viewership within children, youth, and adults.

The Palestine Cinema Days International Film Festival connects regional and international productions and professionals with the Palestinian industry, putting Palestine on the global cinema industry map.