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Profile of Israeli Movie Producer and Financier, Avi Lerner

The Hollywood B-movie veteran went from starting Tel Aviv's first drive-in cinema to producing and selling 10 to 12 movies a year, mostly action pictures. A recent high-profile success was 'The gig:..View More


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Israeli Director, Nil Bergman, Becomes First Two-Time Grand Prix Winner

TOKYO – The 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival came to a close Sunday with Intimate Grammar taking the $50,000 Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix -- the second time Israeli director Nir Bergman has..View More


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Israel Film Festival Opens with Hollywood Actors

The 25th Anniversary Gala for the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles attracted a number of Hollywood stars to the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Among the honourees this year are Richard Dreyfuss (actor and..View More


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Promotion for Israeli Documentary Lands Police Liaison in Hot Water

The Police Liaison Committee to the queer community sent a press release promoting the documentary film Reclaiming our Pride by Martin Gladstone on Oct 29. The move was rapidly denounced by queer of..View More


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Israeli film director Dan Wolman to judge at The 9th Annual Asian Film Festival

A high-profile international jury has been chosen to judge the two competitive categories of films. Israeli film director Dan Wolman, Iranian filmmaker Azar Faramarzi and Aleksandra Biernacka, will..View More


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Guy Ben Ner shows a world where the Private is now the Public

Guy Ben Ner's Stealing Beauty (2008), on ubu.com, is shot on a low-quality video camera in Ikeas around Germany without permission; as it moves from showcase room to showcase room (presumably as the..View More


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Abu Dhabi Film Festival including films by Elia Suleiman

This year the festival collaborated with the MOMA to organise a special section entitled Mapping Subjectivity, which included two films by Elia Suleiman: Chronicles of A Disappearance and Divine won..View More


Israeli Producer Sharon Tal Yguado Brings Zombie Culture to Television Sets Everywhere

The silver screen's long list of vampires, werewolves, serial murderers and persons marooned on islands is being joined by a new addition, taken from B-movies, catastrophe films and other sources of..View More


Ajami at Canberra Film Festival

Ajami Plays Canberra International Film Festival

Organisers managed to secure the Naomi Watts and Sean Penn movie Fair Game for the opening night, ahead of the film's international release. It has been another coup for the event which last year..View More


Or, My Treasure

Or, My Treasure Focuses on the Personal Side of Life in Israel

Israeli Film tends to draw from a smaller pool of talent than other genres - a natural result of the relatively small number of Hebrew speakers - so I was surprised not to recog nize any faces in My..View More


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