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Chinese College

Chinese College Hosts Israeli-Jewish Film Festival

BEIJING — The first student-organized Israeli film festival in China was recently held at a Beijing university, and drew more than 100 Chinese students. From September 22-25, students in the a..View More

Helen Mirren

Israel Film Festival Honoree Helen Mirren: ‘The Great Thing That Israel Has Is Israelis’

Upon being honored at the 29th Israel Film Festival with the Career Achievement Award Wednesday at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Helen Mirren recalled her first time visiting the country and a..View More

Boys of NItzana

Diverse Documentaries Rule the Israel Film Festival

Films can show a country’s humor, history, obsessions and pride, and although big-star features get most of the attention, it is the sharply focused documentary that frequently cuts to the of..View More

Ukraine Film Festival

Israel Hosts its First Ukraine Film Festival

With the increasing rise in the number of Ukrainian immigrants arriving to Israel, Ukraine cultural events and programs have become more prominent around the country in recent years. "I'm glad that..View More

Reframing reality

Reframing Reality; A film festival about people facing challenges

The fourth Reframing Reality Festival will be held at the Jerusalem Cinematheque from October 25 to 29. This extraordinarily rich and varied festival focuses on those who have physical, emotional, A..View More

High spirits

High spirits in Tel Aviv; 9th Spirit Film Festival

It's hard to imagine a more appropriate time for the 9th Spirit Film Festival, which will take place from October 22-24 at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. It features 15 contemporary films, including to..View More

soliders and peacemakers

Rabin and Begin portrayed as ‘Soldiers and Peacemakers’ in new film

In 1995, prime minister Yitzhak Rabin asked Yehuda Avner to put on hold his diplomatic work as Israel's ambassador to Australia and return to Israel to assist him at the Knesset. The two had worked..View More

Time Out of Mind

Review: ‘Time Out of Mind'

Every so often, George Hammond gets a look on his face that suggests he's about to figure something out, and perhaps share his newly found insight. But those moments are fleeting, and the longed-for..View More


Afterthought’ wins top prize at Haifa Film Festival

Elad Keidan's Afterthought won the prize for the Best Israeli Feature Film from the Haifa Cultural Fund at the 31st Haifa International Film Festival, which ended up Monday. Afterthought, which is..View More

Aaron sorkin

Aaron Sorkin to Be Honored by Israel Film Festival

Aaron Sorkin will be honored with the Israel Film Festival's Achievement in Film and Television Award on the fest's Oct. 28 opening night ceremony. The festival also announced that Yuval Delshad's..View More

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