This year’s programme is, as with so many events, an online or virtual festival.
It runs from November 14th until November 28th. The programme is structured through four themes:
All told there are fourteen features that include both dramas and documentaries. In addition there are several supporting videos. As with earlier Festivals there are a range of views and experiences from amongst Palestinians and the few critical voices found among Israelis
The Festival is available on line through ‘InPlayer’ which is an online streaming platform. It claims to be ;
‘the world’s leading pay-per-view and subscription solution’.
It appears to be based in Britain and be an independent company. It relies on the Vimeo provision. There does not appear to be a test video to check reception but when I looked both the image and sound were of a reasonable quality. The streams can run at 1080 but the two I viewed were both a 720 and there was some buffering.
You can check yourself on the Festival Web Pages by looking at one of the ‘free’ videos like ‘Through the Eyes of Others – Launch Event’. This is useful as there is an introduction and a conversation regarding grassroots film provision.
You can buy a festival pass, but only if based in Britain, or buy tickets for individual titles. Note, with the latter your viewing window is 48 hours. The pass enables you to view right through the period.