The Chicago Palestine Film Festival is a yearly film celebration started in 2002, established by Danya Qato, in Chicago and is a standout amongst the most vital settings in the US for the screening of Palestinian film. It acknowledges works in an assortment of kinds — documentaries, dramatizations, comedies — in both long and short configurations. In spite of the fact that the coordinators "are particularly keen on work by Palestinian filmmakers, nationality isn't a determination criteria."
The initial expectation was for the celebration to be facilitated at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Nonetheless, the University declined to have the occasion if there wasn't an Israeli film celebration nearby. Hence, the choice was made to make this a citywide celebration supported by the nearby network. Amid the main celebration, motion pictures were appeared for nothing at the Preston Bradley Center in Uptown. Resulting celebrations have been held at different areas all through the city, and screenings are never again free.
Chiefs and on-screen characters frequently show up at the celebration and talk about their motion pictures with the group of onlookers after the screening. Moreover, speakers regularly seem to talk about issues identified with Palestine, Israel, the specialty of filmmaking, and the difficulties of being a émigré craftsman.