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Oscar and Ophir - looking backwards and forwards

2010 was a banner year for both high art and low comedy in the Israeli movie industry.Israel got its third Oscar nomination in a row – for Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani’s Ajami – a..View More


Gaza hosts International film festival

The International Documentary Freedom Film Festival began in Gaza in honor of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Hundred of people attended the film festival including politicians and families..View More


Israeli tech is new Hollywood hero

Researchers at Tel Aviv University say they can hunt down pirates by using what they call the video's "genetic code." The system is designed to search videos as quickly as search engines seek out to..View More


The Year Of Myth-Busting for Israeli films

Two of the best Israeli films of 2010 are culminating moments in the exploration of the archetype of the tight-lipped Sabra, that larger-than-John-Wayne he-man who is utterly implacable and The hero..View More

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Israeli Alex Orrelle, animation director for Warner Bros. Pictures' Yogi Bear

Born in London and raised in Israel, Alex Orrelle has racked up quite an enviable resume in the near-decade he's been working in the animation business. He made a splash by winning the Online Film a..View More

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Two Israeli Shorts in Slamdance Film Festival

The 2011 Slamdance Film Festival unveiled four Special Screenings, over 50 narrative and documentary shorts as well as titles in its signature $99 Specials sidebar for its 17th annual event. taking..View More

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2010 Recipients of the Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film

The Foundation for Jewish Culture granted $140,000 to five exemplary documentaries, ensuring their delivery to film festivals, television, and other distribution outlets. The grants, which range and..View More


Jonathan Sagall's Lipstikka at Berlin Film Festival 2011 line-up

Berlin - Films from Turkey, Israel, Britain, Germany, France and the US are to form part of the main competition line-up for next year's Berlin Film Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. The..View More


Turbulence, an Interactive Movie, Coming Soon to an iPad Near You

The woman's husband is cheating on her, but she does not know this yet. She stands alone in their dark bedroom. On the floor is her husband's coat, and a photograph of him with his lover peeks out,..View More

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Talia Finkel joins efforts on Jane Goodall's New Film Project Ripples Of Hope

Dr. Jane Goodall travels 300 days a year to encourage people around the world to act on behalf of the environment, animals and humanity. As a result of a visit to Austria, she has inspired an a and..View More

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