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Tel Aviv ‘Iran Embassy’ sign revealed as PR stunt for new film

A Tel Aviv sign announcing the opening of an “Iranian embassy,” which raised wide speculation, was revealed Thursday to be part of an advertising campaign for an upcoming film. The..View More


Female Directors To Watch Out For At Venice Film Festival 2015

Venice International Film Festival begins September 2nd and will include two female Israeli directors this year in their lineup: Yaelle Kayam (Mountain) and Hadar Morag (Why Hast Thou Forsaken less..View More


Indie Sales acquires Venice title ‘Rabin: The Last Day’

Paris-based Indie Sales has acquired international sales rights to Rabin: The Last Day, a drama about the events leading up to the 1995 murder of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Directed by a..View More


Zionist zombies: Israeli cinema goes diverse

Last year was one of the biggest for Israeli comedies.  "Zero Motivation" "Kicking Out Shoshana" and "Hill Start" were the refreshing hits of the summer, drawing big local crowds to cinemas. it..View More

Israel Cuisine

New Film Set to Reveal Israel’s Biggest Secret: Its Food

It might seem absurd that an American filmmaker, who until five years ago thought falafel and hummus were the only ingredients of Israeli cuisine, would introduce the world to the dynamic Israeli -..View More


Nine Israeli Movies Heading for Toronto Film Festival

No fewer than nine Israeli films are on offer at the Toronto International Film Festival, according to the official (not final) list, released on Tuesday. The latest Israeli films to be added to the..View More


Tom Shoval Talks About Youth: To Be or Not to Be Young, and Israeli

I've come to realize what I look for in favorite filmmakers. I crave, in no particular order, respect for the audience, respect for the story and its characters and respect for women. It boils down..View More


Festival in Oslo Rejects Film by Roy Zafrani, Citing Cultural Boycott of Israel

Israeli-Norwegian relations have hardly been a flash point in the troubled history of the Middle East. But a programming decision last week by a film festival in Oslo to reject a film simply for its..View More


Locarno: Female Empowerment Drama "Sandstorm" Wins First Look on Israel Showcase

"Sandstorm," a first feature by Elite Zexer, who is a graduate at Tel Aviv University's film directing program, won the top prize at the Locarno Film Festival's First Look on Israel pics-in-post and..View More


Tunisian filmmakers exit Locarno in Israel protest

Answering a call from the Tunisian branch of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Tunis-based Propaganda Productions decided to pull Nadia Rais' debut, the animation feature Aller a..View More

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