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Israeli Filmmaker Receives Sundance Institute|Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award

Sundance Institute and Mahindra named the winners of the first Sundance Institute|Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award, a new annual grant that recognizes and supports emerging independent filmmakers in..View More


South Tel Aviv school thrilled with Oscar nod

Filmmakers and teachers from a south Tel Aviv school were riding high with excitement on Wednesday, a day after it was announced that a film focusing on the lives of its pupils and teachers was for..View More


Article on Israeli Film, "Gei Oni"

While many Israeli filmmakers have examined recent history in their films, director Dan Wolman looks back to a much earlier time in Gei Oni (Valley of Strength), his latest film. Based on a novel a..View More


IN PROGRESS: The Embryo Who Came in From The Cold

*IN PROGRESS is a new semi-regular column which will focus on pitched screenplays, in-production films and other yet-to-be completed project. Approached from the perspective of novelty, or pure few..View More


A Brief History of Israel's Oscar Nominated Films

For three consecutive years, Israel had been nominated for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award. Though it has yet to win the Oscar outright, the nine nominations Israel has acquired since 1956 (when..View More

The Matchmaker

"The Matchmaker" Gets Festival off to a Fun Start

The title character of "The Matchmaker" is a far cry from the busybody who endeavored to find mates for the daughters in "Fiddler on the Roof." Yankele Bride, the gruff, middle-aged man who speaks..View More


"Restoration" Review

An artfully made and intelligently nuanced film, Restoration (Boker Tov Adon Fidelman) is an elegantly made Israeli drama in which ‘restoration' is both the core of the film (it is largely in..View More


Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Film, "Lemalei Et Hahalal"

Newly religious film student Rama Burstein was pained by the cinematic depiction of ultra-Orthodox, so she wrote and is presently directing her own film, aimed at changing stereotypes of atmosphere..View More


Israeli Film Night Rocks the Orlando Science Center

A little boy named “Noodle” brought together a disparate small group of characters in director Ayelet Menahemi’s 2007 Israeli film, and brought the Central Florida Jewish community..View More


"Dissolution" Review

In a crumbling corner of Tel Aviv, a young Israeli kills a female pawnbroker; the violence of his surroundings has crept into his heart like a cancer. Reconfiguring Dostoevsky for a war-torn Middle..View More

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