Academy has recognised Jerusalem Film Festival as an official body authorised to qualify short films for the Short Film Awards category.
Other festival prize winners include Self Made, Red Leaves and The Decent One.
Nancy Spielberg, sister of Steven, is developing a feature about World War II pilots inspired by documentary Above And Beyond: The Birth Of The Israeli Air-Force.
The BFI has acquired UK rights to Andre Singer’s concentration camp documentary Night Will Fall.
Films Without Borders intern Raya Darwish talks about her experience at the Jerusalem Film Festival and Cinematheque.
Lia van Leer, the very life and soul of the Israeli film industry, talks to Edna Fainaru about forging her own path, building the national film archive and launching Jerusalem Film Festival
Ritesh Batra, Talya Lavie and Nora Martirosyan are among the 13 filmmakers due to pitch their Jerusalem International Film Lab projects [July 10]. Melanie Goodfellow reports on the push to develop real-world projects.
This year’s Jerusalem Film Festival hosts a bumper crop of shorts from across Israel’s film schools and industry.
After a thrilling year at Cannes for Israeli films, Katriel Schory, head of Israel Film Fund, talks to Edna Fainaru about the new, invigorated mood among the country’s film-makers
Jerusalem Film Fund is an additional source of funding for local and international projects - as long as film-makers shoot Jerusalem for Jerusalem. Edna Fainaru reports.
The Cinema Project, which is part of the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, is having a banner year.
It has been a busy two years for actor Makram Khoury, one of the recipients of Jerusalem Film Festival’s Achievement Award this year.
The Tel Aviv-based director said tackling sexual abuse in film meant a “long, dark journey.”
Sapir College graduate Efrat Corem explores the very personal universe of her hometown of Ashkelon.
The Korean director talks international appeal as he is being honoured at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
Meyerhoff talks about the need for more films about young women.
Marin Karmitz, the subject of a tribute at this week’s Jerusalem Film Festival, talks to Melanie Goodfellow about his journey from militant film-maker to building MK2, a leading exhibitor, producer and distributor in France.
Shira Geffen talks about how humour plays apart in her surreal tale of female identity.
The Israeli director talks about her controversial third feaure, about an incestuous relationship.
The Lives of Others star talks about her time in Jerusalem and the need to tell second world war stories.
King Lear is one inspiration for Ethiopian-Israeli director’s debut feature.
Real events inspired Fredman’s first feature, an action thriller about a man pursued by a loan shark.
Leading Israeli directors including Dina Zvi-Riklis, Nina Menkes, Alon Gur Arye and Nir Bergman are among the film-makers presenting feature projects at Jerusalem Pitch Point.
The brother-and-sister filmmaking team talk about their drama set against the complicated divorce system in Israel.
Eran Riklis — one of Israel’s foremost film-makers — talks to Screen’s Wendy Mitchell about his latest film Dancing Arabs, and his ambitions to connect with a global audience
Palestinian directors refused to show their films at the Jerusalem Film Festival last week in protest at Israeli treatment of Palestinians. Is it the right approach?
The Go-Go Boys themselves, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, were at the festival on Saturday night to celebrate Hilla Medalia’s documentary about them.
The disturbing experience of attending a film festival in a conflict zone; and how filmmakers can get their voices heard politically.
The Korean master talks about how his life in 1980s Korea inspired Thirst, in a Jerusalem Film Festival masterclass.
Filmmaker and writer David Mamet was at the Jerusalem Film Festival on Friday night for a public reading of his novella The Handle and The Hold.
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