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20/10/2014

Haifa's top prize goes to Asaf Korman's debut feature, Next to HerHaifa's top prize goes to Asaf Korman's debut feature, Next to Her

The title was awarded three major prizes at the Haifa Festival

The 30th Haifa International Film Festival ended yesterday with a clear winner: Asaf Korman's debut feature, Next to Her, won the three major prizes: the Best Israeli Feature Film; Liron Ben-Shlush won the script prize; and the film also won the...

Events and Festivals, Israel

15/10/2014

Halfway through, the Haifa Film Festival celebrates successHalfway through, the Haifa Film Festival celebrates success

The 30th Haifa International Film Festival has so far proven to be a vibrant event that has exceeded all expectations

The Haifa International Film Festival, which kicked off last Friday in Haifa, Israel, and will draw to a close on Saturday 18 October, has so far proven to be a very popular event, which has exceeded all expectations. At the moment, most of the...

Events and Festivals, Israel

06/10/2014

The Haifa International Film Festival opens this week with 280 screeningsThe Haifa International Film Festival opens this week with 280 screenings

The festival will take place from 9-18 October and will showcase 280 films from all over the world

The 30th Haifa International Film Festival will take place between 9 and 18 October 2014 in Haifa, Israel. The festival, managed by Pnina Blayer, was established in 1983 as a small, local event and gradually became the leading international film...

Events and Festivals, Israel

02/10/2014

Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel reveal their choices for the 2015 OscarsEgypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel reveal their choices for the 2015 Oscars

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 22, 2015

The shortlist of films that will battle it out to win Best Foreign Film at the Oscars next year has been revealed. We look at the films put forward by the Moroccan, Lebanese, Egyptian, Palestinian and Israeli selection committees. Moroccan film...

Events and Festivals, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine

15/09/2014

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, a potential box-office hitGett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, a potential box-office hit

The title is shortly to be released in Israeli film theatres

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, by brother-and-sister duo Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz, is to be screened in Israel as of 18 September. Right now, the film is showing all the signs of becoming a box-office hit. It was screened initially at the...

Israel

09/09/2014

Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, Israeli directorsTal Granit and Sharon Maymon, Israeli directors

“When talking about difficult stuff, you need to use humour”

At the Venice Days, Israeli directing duo Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon screened The Farewell Party, a film that uses irony to tell the story of a group of elderly people who build a euthanasia machine in order to help out a sick friend. “We feel...

Events and Festivals, Israel

05/09/2014

Three Israeli films going to TorontoThree Israeli films going to Toronto

Three films by Israeli directors will premiere at the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival: Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, which premiered in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, The Farewell Party and The Policeman’s House. Gett, The...

Events and Festivals, Israel

04/09/2014

The Farewell Party: a comedy about euthanasiaThe Farewell Party: a comedy about euthanasia

Israeli directors Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit’s film screens at the Venice Days

A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home construct a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help a terminally ill pal in The Farewell Party, a poignant, provocative dramedy from Israeli helmers Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit and screened...

Events and Festivals, Israel

03/09/2014

Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma: uniquely Palestinian, yet very EuropeanSuha Arraf’s Villa Touma: uniquely Palestinian, yet very European

The Palestinian director's first feature screens at the Venice Film Festival's Critics' Week

Israeli-Arab film director Suha Arraf is best known as the screenwriter of the critically acclaimed Eran Riklis films The Syrian Bride (2004) and Lemon Tree (2008), reports The National. She has also made three documentaries, the most recent of...

Events and Festivals, Israel, Palestine

21/08/2014

Films from Israel at the Venice Film Festival: The Farewell Party and Villa ToumaFilms from Israel at the Venice Film Festival: The Farewell Party and Villa Touma

The films by Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit and Suha Arraf will be screened at Venice Days and the Critic’s Week, respectively

Two films by Israeli directors will premiere at the 71th Venice Film Festival: Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit's The Farewell Party (Mita Tova) will be screened at the Giornati degli Autori - Venice Days official selection. The film is about a group...

Events and Festivals, Israel

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