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2015 Sheba Film Festival Features Movies From Ethiopia and Israel

The 12th annual Sheba Film Festival, which takes place at the JCC Manhattan and Tsion Cafe next month, features exciting new films from Ethiopia and Israel including "Red Leaves" by directors Bazi a..View More

Nadav Lapid

Nadav Lapid Takes Home "Best Director" in Buenos Aires for "The Kindergarten Teacher"

Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid was named Best Director at the 17th edition of the Buenos Aires film festival for his film The Kindergarten Teacher. Lapid's film, about a teacher in Tel Aviv who with..View More


Israel’s New Fund for Cinema and TV Cultivates Directors With Greenhouse Program

Marwa Jbara Tibi is no stranger to working behind the camera. A Palestinian from the northernIsraeli village of Taibeh, she spent 25 years as a video journalist and producer, linking up with crews a..View More

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Big Bad Wolves

2013: A Year of Growth For Israeli Cinema

Although this year, Israel will not have a film competing for an Oscar, there is no doubt that Bethlehem, Israel's submission to the Academy will be seen by American audiences. 2013 brought Israeli..View More

Israel Film Center Recap: Doc Aviv

The 2013 Doc Aviv Film Festival included a diverse selection of Israeli premiere documentaries. On a oddly misty night in the new Tel Aviv port (though it felt more like London), the festival opened..View More

The Debt

"The Debt": American Remake of Israeli Film Opens This Week

The long awaited "The Debt" opens this Wednesday in NY, and premieres tonight at The JCC in Manhattan to a sold out crowd. This film was one of the most anticipated films that fell through the of of..View More

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