The US premiere of Ayelet Menahemi's Noodle will open the 22nd Annual Israel Film Festival (IFF) in New York on Oct 23.

This year's event run until Nov 8 and will feature 30 features, documentaries, and television dramas, as well as Q&A sessions.

Ron Silver will receive the 2007 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award, Israel Film Fund executive director Katriel Schory will collect the 2007 IFF Cinematic Achievement Award for his role in renewing Israeli cinema, and arts patron Leon Constantiner will receive the 2007 IFF Humanitarian Award.

For further details visit