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IFFI Pays Retrospective Honour to Israeli Director Amos Gitai

Eminent Israeli film maker Amos Gitai has been honoured with a retrospective section dedicated to him at the ongoing 46th International Film Festival Of India (IFFI). The retrospective was with the..View More


Avi Nesher Shoots New Film in Germany and Poland

Past Life, the latest film by Avi Nesher, is currently shooting in Europe.   After filming several scenes in Berlin, the crew moved on to Poland, where they encountered swastikas spray painted..View More


Jennifer Lawrence Removed from ‘Hunger Games’ Posters in Israel

TEL AVIV – Some Israeli towns have no appetite for the newest “Hunger Games” promotional posters. The Jennifer Lawrence-starred blockbuster will bow Thursday in Israel, as it will..View More


Famed Holocaust Documentarian Making Pro-Palestinian Film

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (JTA) — Documentary filmmaker Marcel Ophuls is perhaps best known for his 1969 Academy Award-nominated film “The Sorrow and the Pity,” which raised questions of..View More


Israel's Mr. Gaga

One of the scenes in "Mister Gaga" — the film by director Tomer Heymann that follows the dance career of Ohad Naharin, the world-class choreographer and 2005 Israel Prize laureate — a in..View More

Oriented Pic

Film Explores Gay Israeli-Arabs’ Identities Under Rockets’ Red Glare

When British director and producer Jake Witzenfeld discovered the video work of a group of gay men called Qambuta, or “cauliflower” in the local Arabic dialect, he was immediately voice..View More

Israel Day

Films to highlight Israel Day

Three made in Israel films highlight a special Israel Day at the 30th anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival taking place now through Nov. 22 at various cinemas throughout on..View More

Classroom Clashes

Classroom Clashes: Film Spotlights Gaps in Israeli, Palestinian Education

We usually imagine the future of peace in this small strip of land as being determined in the offices of Israel's Defense Ministry, behind the desk of Moshe Ya'alon. Yet too often, we forget the of..View More

Other Israel

Palestinian Politics Takes Toll on N.Y.'s Other Israel Film Festival

Is it possible to organize a "nonpolitical" film festival that focuses on Israel's minority populations? Judging by the latest turmoil surrounding the New York-based Other Israel Film Festival, it a..View More


Films on social justice come to Lod

The Lod Social Film Festival, which will take place from November 3-5 at the Hall of Culture in Lod, will feature movies from Israel and abroad that explore themes of social and economic justice, as..View More

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