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LATEST JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

Gett directors in Jerusalem

Gett, Princess win top prize in Jersualem

20-Jul-2014 | By Edna Fainaru

Other festival prize winners include Self Made, Red Leaves and The Decent One.

Above And Beyond

Nancy Spielberg preps air force feature

17-Jul-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

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.

Night Will Fall

BFI takes UK rights to Night Will Fall

17-Jul-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

The BFI has acquired UK rights to Andre Singer’s concentration camp documentary Night Will Fall.

Raya Darwish and Aviva Meirom

Jerusalem intern: ‘cinema will bring us together’

17-Jul-2014 | By Edna Fainaru

Films Without Borders intern Raya Darwish talks about her experience at the Jerusalem Film Festival and Cinematheque.

Pitch Point's CNC winner

Nils, Neta and Situation win Jerusalem's Pitch Point

16-Jul-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Winning film-makers are Ram Nehari, Nir Bergman and Elad Keidan.

FEATURES

Lia van Leer

Lia Van Leer

18-Jul-2014 | By Edna Fainaru

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

Beyond blue sky

18-Jul-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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.

Dear God

Making the short list

18-Jul-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

This year’s Jerusalem Film Festival hosts a bumper crop of shorts from across Israel’s film schools and industry.

Katriel Schory

Feeding the industry

18-Jul-2014 | By Edna Fainaru

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

Pride of place

18-Jul-2014 | By Edna Fainaru

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.

Inside The Cinema Project

18-Jul-2014 | By Edna Fainaru

The Cinema Project, which is part of the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, is having a banner year.

Makram Khoury

Makram Khoury

17-Jul-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

It has been a busy two years for actor Makram Khoury, one of the recipients of Jerusalem Film Festival’s Achievement Award this year.

Tali Shalom Ezer

Tali Shalom-Ezer, Princess

17-Jul-2014 | By Sarah Cooper

The Tel Aviv-based director said tackling sexual abuse in film meant a “long, dark journey.”

Efrat Corem

Efrat Corem, Ben Zaken

17-Jul-2014 | By Edna Fainaru

Sapir College graduate Efrat Corem explores the very personal universe of her hometown of Ashkelon.

Park Chan Wook in Jerusalem

Park Chan Wook

16-Jul-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Korean director talks international appeal as he is being honoured at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Leah Meyerhoff

Leah Meyerhoff, I Believe In Unicorns

15-Jul-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Meyerhoff talks about the need for more films about young women.

Marin Karmitz

Marin Karmitz looks back on 40 years

15-Jul-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Shira Geffen, Self Made

15-Jul-2014 | By Louise Tutt

Shira Geffen talks about how humour plays apart in her surreal tale of female identity.

Keren Yedaya

Keren Yedaya, That Lovely Girl

15-Jul-2014 | By Louise Tutt

The Israeli director talks about her controversial third feaure, about an incestuous relationship.

Martina Gedeck

Martina Gedeck

15-Jul-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

The Lives of Others star talks about her time in Jerusalem and the need to tell second world war stories.

Bazi Gete

Bazi Gete, Red Leaves

15-Jul-2014 | By Sarah Cooper

King Lear is one inspiration for Ethiopian-Israeli director’s debut feature.

Benny Fredman

Benny Fredman, Suicide

15-Jul-2014 | By Sarah Cooper

Real events inspired Fredman’s first feature, an action thriller about a man pursued by a loan shark.

Eitan Gafny

Jerusalem Pitch Point 2014

15-Jul-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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.

Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz

Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem

15-Jul-2014 | By Sarah Cooper

The brother-and-sister filmmaking team talk about their drama set against the complicated divorce system in Israel.

Eran Riklis talks Dancing Arabs

14-Jul-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

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

COMMENT

Is boycotting the answer in Israel?

By Melanie Goodfellow

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?

Go Go Boys

The Go-Go Boys in Jerusalem

By Wendy Mitchell

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.

When film can’t be business as usual

By Wendy Mitchell

The disturbing experience of attending a film festival in a conflict zone; and how filmmakers can get their voices heard politically.

Park Chan Wook at his Jerusalem masterclass

Park Chan Wook talks genre twists in Jerusalem

By Jennifer Merin

The Korean master talks about how his life in 1980s Korea inspired Thirst, in a Jerusalem Film Festival masterclass.

David Mamet

David Mamet takes flight in Jerusalem

By Melanie Goodfellow

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.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

Jerusalem Digital Daily, issue 5

Jerusalem 2014: Screen's dailies

Download Screen International’s daily magazine from the 31st Jesusalem Film Festival here.