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Sand Storm Sundance

'Sand Storm' Wins the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at Sundance Film Festival

Sand Storm, a movie by Israeli director Elite Zexer (pictured), won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Saturday night. The movie, which..View More


At Sundance, ‘The Settlers’ Trains Lens on Movement’s Extremist Fringe

PARK CITY, Utah (JTA) – What is a settler? That’s the question that opens the new documentary film “The Settlers,” which premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival and..View More


Israeli-American Actress Natalie Portman Seals Jewish Film Festival With Debut as Director of Amos Oz’s ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’

Israeli-American movie star Natalie Portman talked about her debut as a director with A Tale of Love and Darkness, which closed the Jewish Film Festival in New York City on movie..View More

Arabic Dubbing

Father Leads Drive to Get Arabic-dubbed Films into Israeli Cinemas

Israeli cinemas could experience a minor revolution thanks to the actions of an Arab father who wanted to take his children to the movies. Several weeks ago, Tira resident Kamal Nasser found as he..View More

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Film about wayward Hasidic Jew nominated for BAFTA

A dark, surreal film about a young Hasidic man who leaves his community to live in secular society has been nominated for a BAFTA in the best British short film category. "Samuel-613," written and..View More

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Israeli film up for Oscar – but it's Palestinian

The nominees for the Academy Awards were announced last Thursday, and Israel's submission in the foreign language category, "Baba Joon," did not make it to the shortlist. But there was an Israeli It..View More


The 2016 Miami Jewish Film Festival Celebrates the Israeli New Wave

Last summer, Igor Shteyrenberg visited Jerusalem for the first time. The 31-year-old son of Russian Jewish parents was born in Ukraine, raised in Miami and attended the School of Cinema at the of he..View More

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