Established by Nick Denes, Reem Shilleh and Mohanad Yaqubi, Subversive Film is a cinema research and production collective that aims to cast new light upon historic works related to Palestine and the region, engender support for film preservation and investigate archival practices and effects. Among their many projects are the digital reissuing of previously overlooked films, the curating of rare film screening cycles and the subtitling of rediscovered films.

Subversive Film’s projects have been featured in a number of art and film events, including Tokyo Reels (lecture performance), Doc’s Kingdom, Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal (2019); Shifting Ground, Sharjah Biennial 13 off-site project, Ramallah (2017); Forum Expanded, 67th Berlinale (2017); Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan (2017); Travelling Communiqué, Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade, Serbia (2014); and Home Works 6, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2013).

Established in 2011, Subversive Film is based between Ramallah and Brussels.

SAF participation:
Production Programme 2020
March Meeting 2018