Haifa International Film Festival


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Haifa Film Festival 2018 competition and industry awards revealed

Sameh Zoabi’s Tel Aviv On Fire wins top prize.

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Haifa Film Festival creates English-language script development programme (exclusive)

The Haifa Script Distillery will support Israeli writers.

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Haifa Film Festival warns against "silencing of voices" following funding threat

Festival responds to Israeli culture minister demand that state funds be re-examined over line-up.

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Israeli culture minister issues Haifa Film Festival funding threat

Controversial right-wing politician Miri Regev calls for state funding to be axed over its programming choices.

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Haifa Film Festival 2018 to open with 'The Other Story', close with 'First Man'

The festival programme includes a tribute to director Agnès Varda.

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Haifa Film Festival unveils programme featuring 77 Israeli titles

The competition sections will showcase 72 new Israeli works.

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Amichai Greenberg talks Haifa winner 'The Testament'

Israeli director’s slow-burn thriller probes legacy of Holocaust for survivors and contemporary questions of identity.

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Lev Cinema chain founder Nurit Shani feted at Haifa Film Festival

Exhibition and distribution company has shaped Israeli arthouse film tastes for nearly four decades.

זוכי מענק סיכוי עש דני לרנר הסרט הספקולנטית במאית זלדה ולנר, מפיק הלל רוזמן פסטיבל הסרטים חיפה 2017, קרדיט גלית רוזן (3)

‘The Speculant’ wins Haifa pitching event

Hollywood veteran Avi Lerner donates $42,000 Chance Grant.

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‘The Testament’, ‘Arrhythmia’ scoop top prizes at Haifa

Amichai Greenberg’s Holocaust investigation drama The Testament clinched the $28,000 top prize.

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Sam D. Pollard on feature doc 'Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me'

“The issue of race in America never goes away.”


Haifa's 2017 industry forum puts focus on debut features

The event brings together projects vying for investment, from promising debuts to works by established veterans.

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Haifa Film Festival 2017 features local talent, 'Blade Runner 2049'

Screen explores the programme for the event based in northern Israel.


Haifa Film Festival reveals 2017 line-up

Israeli festival reveals competition titles.