The continuing crisis in Occupied Palestine is heartbreaking. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with the innocent and vulnerable people caught up in this latest escalation. We believe that film, theatre, music, art and cuisine constitute a powerful yet peaceful form of cultural resistance and activism and it is more important than ever to raise awareness by telling the stories of Palestinians and their homeland. Yet using words like 'festival' and 'celebration' feel inappropriate in light of the unfolding events. It is time to mourn the dead, pay our respects to those suffering and work together to bring an immediate end to the ongoing atrocities against innocent civilians. It is for these reasons, we have decided to postpone the 2023 Surrey Palestinian Film Festival. In an effort to promote an increased understanding of what is happening in Occupied Palestine, we are compiling a list of resources, that will soon be posted here.