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Culture Minister Miri Regev, left, and the ministry's Galit Wahba-Shasho at the 2016 Israel Festival.  read more:

Israel Increases Oversight of Film Industry, Prompting Cries of McCarthyism, Blacklisting

A committee set up by Israel's culture minister is requesting the names of screenwriters, directors and producers, as well as the names of officials who approved or turned down each script and is to..View More

Director Maysaloun Hamoud says many who've seen her film find its circumstances and characters familiar.

New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

Filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud does not like being typecast. "The Israelis say, you don't look Arab or Palestinian," she says, rolling her eyes. "Huh? If I wear a dress or outfit that [doesn't look] I..View More

Jewish Film Festival committee members gathered at the Israeli cuisine dinner to kick off the second annual Jewish Film Festival. Shown are (l-r) Mike Saltzman, Marsha Davis, Fran Saltzman and George Beckerman. DENY HOWETH PHOTOS

Israeli cuisine kicks off second annual Jewish Film Festival

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and partner Seaside Jewish Community present the second annual Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival. A dinner of Israeli cuisine, on March 22 at Fish On, kicked off a..View More

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New Hampshire Jewish film fest begins Thursday

Film lovers of New Hampshire, get out your calendars and block out space for some exciting film events. The ninth annual New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival begins Thursday in Manchester with For of..View More


Film festival spotlights Israeli culture to student audience

In the midst of a political conflict, several Israeli groups on campus are joining together to pull the spotlight away from war and terror and shine it on Israeli culture. Through a collection of an..View More

The chef Michael Solomonov, left, with Shai Seltzer, a goat farmer and cheese maker in Israel

Israel’s Rich Culinary Legacy Revealed in a New Film

In the new feature-length documentary "In Search of Israeli Cuisine," the chef Michael Solomonov travels from one end of Israel to the other sampling food and talking to cooks in a narrative style -..View More

Johan Heldenbergh and Jessica Chastain star as Jan and Antonina Zabinski in “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” part of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. (Anne Marie Fox)

Seattle Jewish Film Festival to feature ‘Zookeeper’s Wife,’ other soul-reaching fare

The mission of the 22nd annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival, says festival director Pamela Lavitt, is "to introduce people to nuanced thinking about the Jewish experience." The fest runs March from..View More

Dani Menkin’s documentary “On the Map” follows the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team’s unlikely European championship victory. (Handout photo)

Israeli basketball team's unknown underdog story opens Baltimore Jewish Film Festival

Dani Menkin thought everybody knew about the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team, how their improbable defeat of the mighty Soviets inspired a nation and helped, in the oft-repeated words of their..View More

Yafit Asulin, Evelin Hagoel and Einat Saruf in

Jewish Film Series marks 10th year in Chattanooga

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga will open its 10th annual Jewish Film Series with "The Women's Balcony," the first of five award-winning films to be shown over the next few weeks at the..View More

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Two Israeli Films to Compete at Tribeca Film Festival Michal Gassner’s 'Big Sister' joins 'Holy Air' by Shadi Srour. read more:

Two Israeli films will compete at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York next month. Shady Srour's "Holy Air" ("Hawa Moqaddas") will screen in the International Narrative section, while Michal "Big a..View More

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