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DC Palestinian Film + Arts Festival (DCPFAF) 2016

The DC Palestinian Film + Arts Festival (DCPFAF) is returning for the sixth year from October 5-9! This year's festival, Palestine Across the Diaspora: Stories on Home and Migration, explores ideas of home across a diaspora as diverse as it vast. Migration, attachment to place, and homemaking are themes common to diaspora communities around the world, including ones found in Washington, DC.

33 Palestinian films are screening at the 2016 DCPFAF.  For more information, please visit

The 2016 DCPFAF will take place in Chinatown, with its hub at the District Architecture Center and film screenings at Regal Cinemas Gallery Place 14 and Landmark's E Street Cinema.


This year’s DCPFAF features a four-day architectural exhibit at the District Architecture Center in Chinatown, a center operated by the DC chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The exhibition spotlights over a hundred years of Palestinian architecture from historic to contemporary Palestine across the diaspora. Guests will explore the concept of home as an architectural, environmental, communal, and human experience vis-à-vis the Palestinian narrative. 

In cooperation with Shared Studios, the exhibit centers on an interactive pop-up portal with audio-visual technology. Once inside, visitors have the opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with the Palestinian community in other portals around the world. Every day at noon, the portal features collaborative performances between artists in Gaza and DC. Learn more.

Earlier Event: September 18
Monthly Chapter Meeting