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Scaffolding On The Beach At Night Alone

'Scaffolding', Hong Sang-soo triumph in Jerusalem

20-Jul-2017 | By

Festival reveals the award winners from its 34th edition.


'Shark Tale' director readies $10m animation 'Charlotte'

19-Jul-2017 | By

Film tells the story of Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon.

Son Of Saul

'Son Of Saul' backer Sam Spiegel Lab names new director

18-Jul-2017 | By

Ifat Tubi departs Israeli funding programme as initiative faces uncertain future.

Jerusalem Cinematheque

Jerusalem Film Festival unveils 2017 Pitch Point winners

17-Jul-2017 | By

Wise Hassan, Asia take top prizes.

Last Days In Jerusalem

Tawfik Abu Wael unveils Tel Aviv-set thriller 'Wise Hassan'

17-Jul-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

 Thirst and Last Days In Jerusalem director plots next project.

eran kolirin

Israel's Dori Media Paran builds edgy arthouse slate

17-Jul-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Company lines up Eran Kolirin [pictured], Yuval Adler and Itamar Alcalay.

Nadav Lapid

Nadav Lapid, Said Ben Said gear up for 'Synonyms' shoot in Paris

17-Jul-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Producer talks Lapid’s latest; further projects with Mendonça Filho, Verhoeven, Jaoui and Sachs.

April 4 1968

MPM, Blonde SA team on Myriam Gharbi's 'Pirates'

16-Jul-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Project is debut feature from the director of award-winning short April 4th 1968.

Sam Spiegel lab 2017

Pini Tavger's 'Pinhas' wins $50,000 Sam Spiegel prize

15-Jul-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Dea Kulumbegashvili, Maya Dreifuss also scoop awards from Jerusalem lab.

bero beyer

Think Fest: Protagonist, Karlovy Vary, IFFR chiefs on the changing arthouse scene

15-Jul-2017 | By

Mike Goodridge, Karel Och and Bero Beyer discuss the importance of festivals and distribution initiatives.

Frederic Boyer, Mirsad Purivatra, Wendy Mitchell, Anna Hoffmann

Think Fest: Tribeca, Sarajevo, Berlin Forum heads debate the rise of Netflix

15-Jul-2017 | By

Frederic Boyer (Tribeca), Mirsad Purivatra (Sarajevo), Anna Hoffmann (Berlinale Forum) discuss challenges on panel.

Cosima Finkbeiner, Carlo Chatrian, Wendy Mitchell, Matthijs Wouter Knol

Think Fest: Locarno, EFM, Beta execs on how festivals can stay relevant

15-Jul-2017 | By

Locarno’s Carlo Chatrian, Matthijs Wouter Knol of EFM and Cosima Finkbeiner of Beta Cinema discussed festival budgets and revenues.

Think Fest

Festival innovation, Netflix in the spotlight at Jerusalem's Think Fest

15-Jul-2017 | By

Screen reports from festival-focused industry initiative’s first edition.


Jerusalem Film Festival opens with laughs not politics

14-Jul-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Michel Hazanavicius and Louis Garrel attend with opening night screening of Redoubtable.

Eastern Promises

'Eastern Promises' producer boards Israeli debut

14-Jul-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Two Canadian partners have joined Dana Lerer’s first feature.


Women directors on the rise in Israel

14-Jul-2017 | By

31% of feature films made in Israel in 2016 were directed by women.

Death Of A Poetess

Female film collective bows in Jerusalem with debut feature

14-Jul-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Micro-budget Death Of A Poetess set for world premiere.

solondz makhmalbaf

Todd Solondz, Mohsen Makhmalbaf ready Jerusalem-set feature 'The Quarters'

14-Jul-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Arsinee Khanjian, Anne Muylaert also onboard portmanteau project.

Match Factory boards Eran Kolirin's 'Let It Be Morning' as project gears up

14-Jul-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Beyond The Mountains And The Hill director aiming for early 2018 shoot on latest feature.


Jerusalem Cinematheque to restore 30,000 Israeli films

14-Jul-2017 | By

The organisation is upping its archive efforts after purchasing digitisation technology.

Jerusalem Cinematheque

Top film festival heads set for Jerusalem's Think Fest

7-Jul-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: EFM, Rotterdam, Locarno, Tribeca chiefs among those attending inaugural event.

The Beguiled Good Time

'The Beguiled', 'Good Time' set for Jerusalem international competition

28-Jun-2017 | By

Festival selects 12 titles for second edition of competitive strand.


Godard biopic 'Redoubtable' to open Jerusalem Film Festival

20-Jun-2017 | By

Michel Hazanavicius to attend festival’s opening ceremony.

Jerusalem Film Festival

Jerusalem fest launches festival-focused industry strand

12-Feb-2017 | By

The event will provide a platform for festival professionals to discuss key topics; delegates from Berlin, Sundance, Venice and Karlovy Vary expected to attend.

Forever Pure

Dogwoof scores TIFF-bound Israeli football doc

17-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Forever Pure is headed to Toronto after winning three awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival.


JFF Day 5

Jerusalem 2017: Screen's dailies

Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 34th Jerusalem Film Festival here.


BFI films

BFI's Ben Roberts hails a creative boom in low-budget British films

British debuts Lady Macbeth, God’s Own Country and I Am Not A Witch are all playing currently at Jerusalem Film Festival.

Jerusalem's shorts competition: a 'gateway' for Israeli filmmakers

Tom Grater talks to Ariel Richter, the festival’s new director of Israeli competitions and industry days.


Israeli diretor Matan Yair talks popular debut 'Scaffolding'

Former teacher speaks to Tom Grater about his debut feature, which premiered at Cannes.

Holy Air

The story behind Israeli debut 'Holy Air'

Actor-filmmaker Shady Srour on his debut feature, which premiered in Tribeca and plays in Jerusalem this week.

One Week And A Day

Eight Israeli producers on the rise

Melanie Goodfellow looks at a selection of the country’s emerging talent.

Fig Tree

Jerusalem Pitch Point set to welcome seven projects for 12th edition

Maya Kenig, Idan Hubel and Tawfik Abu Wael set for 2017 Pitch Point.

Son Of Saul

Jerusalem's Sam Spiegel Film Lab primed for 5th edition

40 international delegates set to attend this year.

The Cakemaker

Israel's indie producers feel the squeeze

Israel continues to punch above its weight internationally but its indie producers feel under pressure at home.


Louis Garrel on why he decided to play Godard in 'Redoubtable'

French star talks reincarnating Jean-Luc Godard on the big screen.

Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius: 'Some think it's blasphemous to make a film about Godard'

On the eve of Jerusalem Film Festival, Redoubtable director discusses his Jean-Luc Godard biopic.