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A Look at The Washington Jewish Film Festival

Conversation is at the heart of the Washington Jewish Film Festival. From screenings with filmmakers at AFI Silver to a free community symposium at the Holocaust Museum, the format of discussion may..View More

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Jerusalem International Film Lab Opens its First Session

The Sam Spiegel Film School, Jerusalem has launched the Jerusalem International Film Lab. 12 promising Israeli and international filmmakers will arrive in Jerusalem this week to begin the first 8..View More


Israeli Animation Movie Studio Investor Sees Virtual-World Answer for Start-Up Nation

For Israeli investor Erel Margalit, keeping the country’s start-up nation status means delving into the virtual world. The 49-year-old entrepreneur’s $830 million Jerusalem Venture is..View More


A tech revolution in Israeli cinema that lets you choose the movie's plot

"All filmmaking is based on a lie," says Israeli Professor Nitzan Ben-Shaul. "In the narrative structure of a movie, it appears that there is only one possible ending - that the way it's presented..View More


Will Israeli cinema soon be scouting for more Arabs and ultra-Orthodox?

A bill earmarking 25 percent of the country's filmmaking budget to the periphery will be considered today by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation. The heads of Israel's film industry are by the..View More


DocAviv Galil Film Festival presents Israeli world praised films

The second annual DocAviv Galil Film Festival will kick off on November 29 and will run through December 2 at Ma'aleh Tarshiha in the Galilee. Thirty films will be screened, and there will be many 1..View More


Israeli Director, Dan Shadur, pitched and praised at annual IDFA Forum event

Israeli director in the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 18th annual Forum event, presenting a handful of producers from around the world with a chance to pitch their factual..View More

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Eytan Fox's Tv Series Mary Lou screening at 21st Washington Jewish Film Festival

Mary Lou, a modern-day fable by Israeli filmmaker Eytan Fox, featuring Tel Aviv's famous drag queen Meir/Mary Lou, playing at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 as part of the 21st Washington Jewish Film at..View More

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My So-Called Enemy won the audience award for Best Documentary Feature at Boston Jewish Film Festival

My So-Called Enemy from director Lisa Gossels won the audience award for Best Documentary Feature. The film follows six Palestinian and Israeli women who originally met in the U.S. in 2002 through a..View More


U.S premieres for Israeli films at Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival

Three dozen films are planned for the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, set for Dec. 1-12 at four theaters. Dramas, comedies, documentaries and shorts will be shown. Included will be four U.S. plus..View More

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