Festival responds to Israeli culture minister demand that state funds be re-examined over line-up.
Controversial right-wing politician Miri Regev calls for state funding to be axed over its programming choices.
The festival programme includes a tribute to director Agnès Varda.
The competition sections will showcase 72 new Israeli works.
Israeli director’s slow-burn thriller probes legacy of Holocaust for survivors and contemporary questions of identity.
Exhibition and distribution company has shaped Israeli arthouse film tastes for nearly four decades.
Amichai Greenberg’s Holocaust investigation drama The Testament clinched the $28,000 top prize.
“The issue of race in America never goes away.”
The event brings together projects vying for investment, from promising debuts to works by established veterans.
Screen explores the programme for the event based in northern Israel.