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Netflix’s first Arabic language original series 'Jinn' starts shooting

‘Jinn’ follows a group of Arab teenagers as a supernatural force enters their world.

1945 director receives best foreign film award from Michael Moore at Traverse City Film Festival

Menemsha Films targets fifth $1m Jewish-themed hit with '1945' (exclusive)

Wartime drama wins best foreign film at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival.

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'The Dive', 'Red Cow' share best Israeli feature award at Jerusalem Film Festival

Best Israeli documentary went to ‘Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life’.

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First image of Boaz Armoni's 'The Electrifiers' (exclusive)

The film follows a group of washed-up pop musicians trying to stage a comeback.

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Tel Aviv’s Gaudeamus Productions debuts at Jerusalem, wins Pitch Point award

The company is screening ’The Love Letter’ in the Short Film Competition.

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Jerusalem 2018: Screen's dailies

Read Screen’s daily magazines from the 35th Jerusalem International Film Festival here.


First Bedouin feature 'Eed' in the works at Jerusalem's Pitch Point event

Shlomi Elkabetz has boarded ground-breaking project.

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Shira Geffen unveils family drama set in Israel's Masada plateau

Geffen won the Camera d’Or in Cannes in 2007 with debut feature ‘Jellyfish’.

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Yad Vashem has online ambitions for Holocaust film library

The Center adds about 600 to 800 films per year to its library.


Jerusalem Film Festival crowns Pitch Point winners

Avishai Sivan’s Lot’s Wife scoops top award.


Jerusalem Think Fest: experts advise on smart festival strategies

Panelists also discussed the volume of film content submitted to festivals.

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'Maktub' producer plots Eurovision Song Contest-set comedy-thriller (exclusive)

‘Douze Points’ will be set against the backdrop of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

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Jerusalem kicks off with local crowd-pleaser 'The Unorthodox'

The film explores the birth of Israel’s controversial religious political party Shas in the 1980s.


Jerusalem competition title 'Echo' picked up by Go2Films (exclusive)

Film premieres in the festival’s Israeli Feature Competition on Friday (July 27).

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Cinephil boards sales on 'Isis, Tomorrow. The Lost Souls Of Mosul' (exclusive)

The film considers the fate of children left behind when Isis were swept out of Iraq.

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MAD's Arab Cinema Center launches film and TV festival in Prague

New festival aimed at Arab films and high-end TV to launch this autumn.


Jerusalem Film Festival names projects for 2018 Pitch Point showcase

Tikkun director among Israeli filmmakers presenting at 13th edition of showcase.