NUFF has been working with partners in Palestine, both in the West Bank and Gaza since 2006. Due to the changing political situation, this cooperation, despite increasing challenges, has achieved a continuity that today enables us to look back on good and stable relations. Many young Palestinian filmmakers have participated in NUFF workshops and their films have been included in the NUFF programme. For two years now, Young Palestinian Filmmakers Society has been arranging a meeting of young Nordic filmmakers with young Palestinian filmmakers in Ramallah and the West Bank.
This year the Palestinian filmmaker Mahasen Nasser Eldin from Jerusalem will join NUFF as workshop mentor. She works as film teacher at the Dar Al Kalima University in Bethlehem and brings two of her student films. Mohamed Jabaly is a young filmmaker from Gaza who lives and works in Norway since 2014. Mahmoud Khawaja and Anas Abuarishare two young filmmakers from Ramallah connected to the Young Palestinian Filmmakers Society. This group we’ll present three short films made by young Palestinian filmmakers and discuss the situation of young filmmaking under the Israeli occupation today.