I finalisti della 4° edizione di NAZRA

After the work of the preselection jury, we want to communicate the list of finalist films of Nazra Palestine Short Film Festival. They have been sent in these days to the International Jury for the evaluation and choice of the best film for the two sections in competition: Best Fiction and Best Documentary and a special mention for the Best Experimental film section.

Dopo il lavoro della giuria di preselezione, siamo lieti di comunicare l’elenco dei film finalisti della quarta edizione di Nazra Palestine Short Film Festival. I film sono stati inviati in questi giorni alla Giuria Internazionale per la valutazione e la scelta del miglior film per le due sezioni in concorso: Miglior Fiction e Miglior Documentario e una menzione speciale per la sezione Miglior Film Sperimentale.

Best Fiction
“Ambience” by Wisam Jafari (Palestine, 2019)
“Another point of view” by Bilal Alkhatib (Palestine, 2019)
“Bethlehem 2001” by Ibrahim Handall (Palestine, 2020)
“Hajez” by Omar Rammal (Jordan, 2020)
“Maradona’s Legs” by Firas Khoury (Palestine, 2019)
“The Present” by Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 2019)
“The Signal” by Recep Köse (Turkey, 2020)

Best Documentary
“A Play Before the Bombs” by Roger Glenn Hill (Palestine, 2021)
“Gaza footbullet” by Iyad Alasttal (Palestine, 2020)
“Gaza, one football, one leg” by Patrice Forget (France,2020)
“Omar” by Luca Taiuti, Marco Mario De Notaris (Italy, 2019)
“Tears of roses” by Emad Abdulrahman (Palestine, 2020)
“Until The Last Drop” by Tim Webster and Ernesto Cabellos (Palestine – UK, 2020)

Best Experimental Film
“Houwa” by Joseph Gebrael (Lebanon, 2018)
“Mariam” by Dana Durr (Palestine,2020)

4th NAZRA PSFF – Extended deadline

Given the worldwide emergency situation caused by New CoronaVirus (Covid-19), we are sorry to announce that the 4th edition of the NAZRA Palestine Short Film Festival will be postponed to the year 2021.
The deadline for submitting the works has been extended to a date to be rescheduled within the current year.
The films that we have so far received are considered entered in the competition. They hopefully will be joined by new entries that have been produced within the years 2017-2020.
Further updating and details will be provided through our official channels, the website and Facebook page.

We wish all our friends and followers to stay safe and at home.

NAZRA Palestine short film Festival

Considerata la situazione di emergenza sanitaria a livello mondiale causata dal nuovo corona virus Covid-19, dispiace annunciare che la 4° edizione del NAZRA Palestine Short Film Festival è rinviata all’anno 2021.
Il termine per la presentazione dei film è prorogato a data da destinarsi entro l’anno in corso.
Rimangono iscritti a concorso i film giunti fino ad oggi a cui si aggiungeranno, come auspichiamo, nuovi lavori prodotti tra il 2017 e il 2020.
Prossimi aggiornamenti e ulteriori dettagli saranno comunicati sui nostri canali ufficiali, sito internet e pagina FB.

Auguriamo a tutti gli amici di NAZRA e i partecipanti al Festival di trascorrere al meglio questi mesi di resistenza e attesa.

NAZRA Palestine short film Festival






4th NAZRA PSFF – Call for entries

Press release

NAZRA Palestine Short Film Festival 2020
A gaze at Palestine
4th edition

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Venice. February 1st, 2020 – After the success of its first three editions, the transcultural itinerant festival NAZRA Palestine Short Film Festival opens the call for submissions of short films dealing with Palestine and the Palestinian culture, people and memory.

Promoted by Restiamo Umani con Vik (Venice), École Cinéma (Naples) and Italian Center for Cultural exchange-VIK (Gaza City – Palestine) in collaboration with NUR Venice, NAZRA (Arabic word for “look” or “gaze”) is a short film festival seeking to encourage the artistic and film-making skills of young authors, both Palestinian and non-Palestinian, who use the technique of short film to engage with topics such as freedom, justice, human rights, and self-determination in the sensitive context of the Israeli-Palestinian question. NAZRA is meant to raise awareness on the social and political situation in Palestine.

NAZRA Palestine Short Film Festival is an opportunity for Palestinian and non-Palestinian filmmakers with great artistic skills but lacking sufficient financial resources to promote their works; NAZRA also support the film production of young Palestinian filmmakers, showing the highlights of a worthwhile artistic production, still little known by the public and not widely distributed.


All works dealing with political, historical, social and cultural themes related to Palestine are eligible for entry.

Deadline to submit the short films is April 30th, 2020.

The short films should be submitted to one of the three competition categories:
experimental works

Two short films will be also selected for the following honourable mentions:
Nazrat al-Shabāb “Through youth’s eyes” – a short film by a young filmmaker
Vittorio Arrigoni Prize – a short film on a solidarity project.

Shortlisted films will be selected by a committee of experts within the festival’s organization; the winners of each category and mentions will be chosen by an international jury composed by prominent figures of Italian and Palestinian culture and cinema.
The award ceremony will take place in Venice during the opening nights of the festival in October 2020. Screenings and cultural initiatives of Nazra Palestine Short Film Festival will continue in the other Italian, European and Palestinian cities involved in the project. Some of them will be hosted in high schools and universities, where a youth jury will also be appointed.

In the wake of last year’s edition, the 4th NAZRA Palestine Short Film Festival aims at collecting the highlights of a worthwhile artistic production of short films by Palestinian and non-Palestinian authors promoting their diffusion during its itinerant journey while carrying messages of transculturalism, peace and justice.

More details on the call at:

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