Haifa International Film Festival


The testament

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.

The Testament

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

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

Sam pollard update

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.

Personal Affairs team in Haifa

Haifa awards go to 'Personal Affairs,' 'The Distinguished Citizen'

Festival’s Mix Programme $65,000 production grant was awarded to Rony and Riyad.


Haifa: TV strand highlights family dramas

The festival’s TV section has been rebranded as Haifa TV Series Meetings (Oct 20) this year.


Haifa: Mix Programme spotlights local projects

For the second year running, Haifa will play host to the Mix Programme, dedicated to helping teams of Jewish and Arab-Israeli film-makers take their projects to the next level.

Past Life

Haifa: Avi Nesher talks Holocaust drama 'Past Life'

For his 20th feature, Past Life, film-maker Avi Nesher examines how a father’s complicated past haunts his family.

Haifa Film Festival

Haifa focus: highlighting community, gender equality

As Haifa presents its 32nd festival (Oct 15-24), Wendy Mitchell talks to artistic director Pnina Blayer about what makes the event unique.

Haifa special 2016

Haifa Special 2016

Read Screen International’s Haifa Film Festival supplement…