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Summer Vacation

Two Israeli films among Oscars’ short-film contenders

As Israeli cinema continues to make its mark on the world stage, two Israeli movies beat out some 140 contenders to make the short list of 10 finalists in the best short-film category of the 2015 by..View More

Rock in the Red Zone

Film Review: ‘Rock in the Red Zone’ Directed by Laura Bialis

  Some of the documentaries that state Israel’s case most powerfully have no polemics, academics or politicians in them. Instead of dogmatic ideology and the usual lineup of older male a..View More

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The Rise of the Israeli Short Film

In the last 10 years, Israeli feature films have made their mark on the international film scene. From multiple Oscar nominations through awards at every major film festival to increasing box office..View More

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem

Israeli film 'Gett' nominated for Golden Globe

An Israeli film has made the list of nominees contending for best foreign language film in the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Thursday announced nominations in..View More

Zero Motivation

Zero Motivation

ust a few minutes into the Israeli film Zero Motivation, we're introduced to a staple gun-a prized possession kept hidden in an Israel Defense Forces filing cabinet. What at first seems like a it as..View More

The Dove Flyer

When Iraq's Jews Were Forced Out

THE DOVE FLYER, aka Farewell Baghdad, was shown at the November 2014 Other Israel Film Festival at the JCC of the Upper West Side in New York. Directed by Nissim Dayan, the film is based on a 1992 a..View More

Talya Lavie

Israeli writer-director Talya Lavie debuts with ‘Zero Motivation

Israeli cinema is rich with movies about war and the army. But even novel ones - Amos Gitai's "Kippur" (2000) or Eytan Fox's "Yossi & Jagger" (2002), for instance - are blood-soaked and Director..View More

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Eran Ricklis; A Film Odyssy

If you were to make a film about Eran Riklis's life - well, that's ridiculous. You're not the filmmaker; he is. But if you were going to do it anyway, you might want to plan a shot of his passport...View More

The Green Prince

The story of the heir to Hamas who spied for Israeli: Nadav Schirman on The Green Prince (interview)

Winner of Israel's Oscar equivalent for Best Documentary, this year's Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner and eligible for a Best Documentary Academy Award, Israeli-born writer-director The..View More


‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’ Starts Movement to Change Israel Divorce Law

Most films aim to entertain and inform audiences, a few aspire for changes in society. "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem," Israel's entry in the foreign-language Oscar race, is hoping to change in..View More

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