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‘Tikkun’, 'Hotline' win in Jerusalem

17-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Avishai Sivan’s religious drama wins Best Israeli Feature while Hotline scoops Van Leer award for Best Documentary.


Atia, Hamoud, Shumunov triumph at Jerusalem Pitch Point

16-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Debut feature directors Yossi Atia, Maysaloun Hamoud and Roman Shumunov pick up prizes.

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Gitai's Rabin film eyes fest path

14-Jul-2015 | By Matt Mueller

Amos Gitai is hoping to screen Rabin: The Last Day at festivals in autumn.


Yossi Atia to bring Jaffa Road terror tour work to big screen

14-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Israeli performance artist Yossi Atia revisits Second Intifada a decade later in dark comedy.

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Shoval’s 'Shake Your Cares Away' takes shape

14-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Director Tom Shoval is planning his second feature, which will shoot in Israel and France.

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Elkabetz joins Hamoud’s Palestinian party girls

14-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Producer Shlomi Elkabetz is onboard for director Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut feature.

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'JeruZalem' pair plot Nazi revenge thriller

14-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The Paz brothers are eyeing their first European production, titled Plan A.


'Darkroom' wins Jerusalem's Sam Spiegel prize

13-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Israeli film-maker Itamar Alcalay’s Darkroom, revolving around a young gay Armenian man forced into an arranged marriage, has won the top $50,000 prize at the Sam Spiegel International Film Lab’s pitching event.

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Israel's Spiro Films readies Lavie, Bergman, Moaz

13-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Spiro chief Eitan Mansuri will be in Toronto with final draft of Lavie’s The Current Love Of My Life.

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Lacote to direct street-gang drama 'Zama'

12-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Run director explores post-war Ivory Coast.

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Turturro delivers masterclass in Jerusalem

11-Jul-2015 | By Matt Mueller

The actor spoke about working with Michael Cimino, William Friedkin and Woody Allen in a masterclass at Jerusalem Film Festival.

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Israeli culture minister jeered at Jerusalem Film Festival

10-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Israel’s minister for culture and sport Miri Regev jeered during speech.


Jerusalem announces Israeli films line-up

1-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Titles in the Feature and Documentary Film competitions unveiled.

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Jerusalem fest threatened by government over 'Beyond The Fear' screening

18-Jun-2015 | By Edna Fainaru

Minister for Culture and Sport Miri Regev threatened to cut off subsidies if the documentary was not pulled.

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Nanni Moretti's 'My Mother' to open Jerusalem fest

15-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Actor John Turturro to visit Jerusalem and take part in opening ceremony


Jerusalem gets Oscar qualification

6-Feb-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Academy has recognised Jerusalem Film Festival as an official body authorised to qualify short films for the Short Film Awards category.


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Jerusalem 2015: Screen's dailies

Register with ScreenDaily to read our daily magazines from the 32nd Jerusalem Film Festival here.


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Israeli artists sound alarm over growing censorship

According to local filmmakers, the recent suppression of documentary Beyond The Fear is just one episode in a quickening erosion of artistic freedom in Israel.

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Erez Tadmor talks thriller Wounded Land

Director Erez Tadmor talks to Screen about 1970s cop movies, shooting in Haifa and moving from comedy to drama with his ripped-from-the-headlines thriller Wounded Land.

Interview: Tova Ascher

Tova Ascher has edited some of the most acclaimed Israeli features of the past three decades. She tells Screen what compelled her to make a feature directing debut with A.K.A. Nadia.

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Laszlo Nemes talks 'Son of Saul'

Screen talks to the Hungarian director about his harrowing Cannes debut.

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Is the Israeli horror film about to take off?

Screen discusses the genre’s origins, growth and prospects with the local scene’s key players.

Voyage of discovery: 'Thru You Princess'

Director Ido Haar and aspiring US singer/avid YouTuber Princess Shaw talk to Screen about how Thru You Princess found its voice.

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Interview: Ada Ushpiz

Documentary film-maker Ada Ushpiz tells Screen about charting the life and fertile mind of a great thinker in her new film Vita Activa, The Spirit Of Hannah Arendt.

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Interview: Evgeny Ruman

Israeli director Evgeny Ruman talks to Screen about shooting his second feature, The Man In The Wall, over six days in one apartment.

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Ulrich Seidl, 'In The Basement'

Film-maker Ulrich Seidl speaks about how a fascination with Austrians and their cellars led to his lauded documentary In The Basement.


Jerusalem Pitch Point celebrates 10 years

Pitch Point, which aims to connect Israeli film-makers with international partners, celebrates its 10th birthday this year.

Sam Spiegel International Film Lab makes waves

The Jerusalem-based lab is making waves globally only four years after it was launched.

Spotlight on Israel Film Fund

What are the hot new projects that are being backed by the Israel Film Fund, headed by the indomitable Katriel Schory?

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Rabinovich Foundation scales new heights

The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts’ Cinema Project is backing new projects by Avi Nesher, Yoav Shamir and animation maestro Albert Hanan Kaminski.

John Turturro, 'My Mother'

John Turturro tells Lee Marshall about life overlapping art, working with director Nanni Moretti and why he’s keen to catch up with Ronit Elkabetz.

Jerusalem Film & TV Fund drives production growth

New projects are heading to The Holy City as fund helps grow inward investment and local incentives.