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Asaph Polonsky's ‘One Week and a Day.'

'One Week and a Day' wins top prize at Jerusalem Film Festival

The 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival, which took place at the Jerusalem Cinematheque from July 7-17 and featured a star-studded guest list topped by Quentin Tarantino, Laurie Anderson and Whit Stillman,..View More

Jerusalem Film Festival

Israeli classic ‘Avanti Popolo’ gets new life at Jerusalem Film Festival

“It’s a lot of joy and a lot of sorrow,” said Salim Daw, the star of Avanti Popolo, on seeing a digitally restored version of the 1986 Israeli classic for the first time, when it a..View More

MUHAMMAD OWEDAH (third left), the Palestinian coordinator for Combatants for Peace, and film co-director Stephen Apkon (center) attend the premiere of ‘Disturbing the Peace’ last night.

Ex-foes, seeking peace, meet at Jerusalem Film Fest

Former Israeli soldiers participated in a panel discussion on Thursday at the Jerusalem Film Festival with Palestinians who had served jail sentences on terror charges, after the premiere of a about..View More

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Home Alone

Dance on Film: The Moderni Series

Israel's rich modern dance scene is made more accessible and endurable through another of Israel's renowned art forms-- its film industry.   Israeli film has experienced significant growth the..View More

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

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