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Israel to celebrate classic European cinemaIsrael to celebrate classic European cinema

The Restored European Film Project is to run from January 15 to 31

The Cinematheques of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa are to celebrate European film classics this January 15 to 31. The festival is the result of joint efforts by the European Union and local European embassies to raise awareness about classic...

Events and Festivals, Israel


Disney buys Greenhouse-supported documentary Dolphin BoyDisney buys Greenhouse-supported documentary Dolphin Boy

Israeli filmmakers Yonatan Nir, Dani Menkin and Judith Menassen Ramon to co-produce the animation feature

Disney Pictures has secured the film rights to Dolphin Boy, a Greenhouse documentary from Israel, written and directed by Yonatan Nir and Dani Menkin, and produced by Nir, Menkin and Judith Menassen Ramon. All three will also be co-producers for...

Grant Project Activities, Israel


Warming up to documentary in the GalileeWarming up to documentary in the Galilee

5th DocAviv Galilee film festival to take place from November 12 to 16

The 5th DocAviv Galilee Festival is this year to take place from November 12 to 16 in Ma’alot Tarshiha, a gorgeous and restful setting imbued with history, legend and natural beauty, reports the The Jerusalem Post. The festival highlights two...

Events and Festivals, Israel


Yuval Adler, Israeli director of  BethlehemYuval Adler, Israeli director of Bethlehem

“How do you walk that line between this intense, exploitative relationship and a relationship that is very human?”

Arab-Israeli conflict is at the heart of Israeli director Yuval Adler’s feature debut Bethlehem, which is part of the Venice Days 2013 selection. “How do you walk that line between this intense, exploitative relationship and a relationship that...

Events and Festivals, Israel


Ana Arabia: listening to the filmAna Arabia: listening to the film

Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitaï presents in Venice a film in the form of a dialogue

More than a “spoken film”, Ana Arabia by Amos Gitaï, presented in competition in Venice, is a film to listen to, which goes from character to character, and as is it unveiled, delves into their personal history and that of their separate...

Events and Festivals, Israel


Bethlehem: double game and impossible friendshipBethlehem: double game and impossible friendship

Yuval Adler presents a story about the complex relationship between an Israeli agent and a young Palestinian informant in Venice

From the very first scene, it is possible to see what Sanfur is made of, the young hero of Bethlehem, Yuval Adler’s first feature film. He indeed defies a groups of young people his own age to shoot him as he wears a used bulletproof jacket. It’s...

Events and Festivals, Israel


Hollywood-type international film studio planned in IsraelHollywood-type international film studio planned in Israel

Plans underway for a film studio in the desert town of Arad

Israel could soon be home to a Hollywood-type international film studio, according to new plans revealed this week, reports yourjewishnews.com. Israel-American film producer Arnon Milchan and former Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman are...

Industry, Israel


Spawning new wave cinema in NazarethSpawning new wave cinema in Nazareth

Director Anan Barakat wants his students to drop stereotypes about their own people

Since founding a film school in Nazareth 10 years ago, Anan Barakat has been striving to follow in the footsteps of the French New Wave and Italian neorealism, reports Haaretz. He wants Arab directors in Israel to leave their mark on history,...

Industry, Israel, Palestine


Yonatan Nir, Israeli director of award-winning Dolphin BoyYonatan Nir, Israeli director of award-winning Dolphin Boy

"Once you've changed your own perception, you start changing the world around you."

Israeli director Yonatan Nir spoke to Euromed Audiovisual at Brussels' Millenium Film Festival last June, where he won the Young Audience Award (read article). He related his experience taking part in Greenhouse, a training initiative financed by...

Israel, Events and Festivals


Once I Entered a Garden released in FranceOnce I Entered a Garden released in France

Here is what Screendaily's film critic thought of the Israeli film

Israel’s maverick filmmaker, Avi Mograbi, is back with his own very personal brand of cinema, delivering a film that is neither documentary, mockumentary or fiction, but something vaguely in between, writes Screendaily. In Once I Entered A Garden...

Industry, Israel

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