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Bulgarian success at Cannes

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Day before the end of the 65th edition of the International Film Festival in Cannes, the Critic's Week gave away their awards. The jury was presided by director Bertrand Bonello, whose latest feature House of Tolerance was screened during the 16th edition of Sofia International Film Festival. During SIFF's industry event Sofia Meetings Iliyan Metev's film Sofia's Last Ambulance was presented. Sofia's Last Ambulance was in competition at Critics' Week and now received Canal 4's special Visionar...

Closing ceremony of 52nd TIFF

Artistic Achievement AwardRONIT ELKABETZ, MICHAEL MOSHONOV, YOAV ROTMAN – The cast OfMABUL (THE FLOOD)The Best Artistic Achievement Award goes to the cast of the Israeli drama, Mabul, which, in the intensity, passion and the unity of its ensemble performance, distinguishes the original narrative and makes the film real, relevant and deeply moving ByGUY NATTIV, Producers Chilik Michaeli, Ina Fichman, Avraham Pirc

Cannes 2011

Press conference with cast for Israeli film HEARAT SHULAYIM (2011) at Cannes, 2011.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Cannes 2011

Press conference with cast for Israeli film HEARAT SHULAYIM (2011) at Cannes, 2011. Director Joseph Cedarphoto by Vanessa McMahon 

Cannes 2011

Press conference with cast for Israeli film HEARAT SHULAYIM (2011) at Cannes, 2011.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

French Femme Directors Take Center Stage

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  THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (Catherine Breillat) Kathryn Bigelow may have broken through the glass ceiling with her historic Best Director Oscar win last year for THE HURT LOCKER, but the door was not pushed wide open for women directors in the American film industry. Despite strong work by such American indie stalwarts as Lisa Cholodenko (THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT) and Nicole Holofcener (PLEASE GIVE), and the emergence of a number of debut directors (chief among them Debra Granik with WIN...

New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival turns 15

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  The 15th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival will be held March 10-16, 2011 at the Center for Jewish History, presented by the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) in association with Yeshiva University Museum (YUM). The 2011 slate of films includes critically acclaimed and award-winning films, as well as classic feature films and documentaries presented by filmmakers from differing global perspectives. The line-up includes five U.S. premieres and six New York premieres. The Festival is...

Israel Fest film slate

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Enriching the American vision of Israeli life and culture through the powerful medium of film, the Israel Film Festival has definitively become the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States. 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of this much acclaimed Israeli showcase that celebrates a quarter-century of Israeli cinema in the United States, and today the film festival announced its most dynamic program since its founding. Encompassing over 30 titles, including award winning features, do...

Cannes as seen from the International Village

The city and port of Cannes as seen from within the Cannes International Film Festival International Village.

24th Israel Film Festival Special Panel with Israeli Filmmakers

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By Maria Esteves - January 9, 2010 The 24th Israel Film Festival (IFF) in New York presented by IsraFest Foundation was held at the SVA Theatre, New York, December 5-13, 2009. The festival founded in 1982 by Meir Fenigstein, IsraFest Foundation, Inc., is the largest showcase of Israeli films throughout the world that supports emerging and established filmmakers. This year's festival included ten feature films, ten documentaries, nine U.S. premieres, five East Coast premieres, four New Yo...

The 24th Israel Film Festival

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The saga of early Israeli cinema is the saga of selfless heroes building a nation, both onscreen and off. Glimpse these mythical creatures in A History of Israeli Cinema, a look back at the country’s 70 plus years of moviemaking. Raphaël Nadjari’s two-part documentary will have its American premiere at the Israel Film Festival (December 5-13 in New York), which has overlapped with 24 of those years.As if to underscore how far the national film culture has come from since its birth, 2009 IFF...

24th Israel Film Festival in New York Official Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - November 23, 2009 The 24th Israel Film Festival 2009 in New York (NYIFF09) will be held at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23 St.), December 5 - 13, 2009. The festival presented by IsraFest Foundation, Inc., in association with the Consulate General of Israel in New York, annually showcase the largest of Israeli cinema. This year's festival lineup includes over 28 Israeli Academy Award winning and nominee features, documentaries, and student shorts, along with panel discussions...

Israel Film Festival ready to open

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The 24th Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States will open on Saturday, December 5, 2009 and continue through December 13 at the SVA Theater (333 W. 23rd St.).   Opening night will find celebrated actor Elliott Gould on hand to receive the 2009 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his tremendous achievements and body of work.  This Academy Award® Nominee has over 200 film and television credits to his name, and is easily re...

Jerusalem International Film Festival

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Israel`s most prestigious cinematic event. Competition includes Wolgin Awards for Israeli Cinema, Wim van Leer In the Spirit of Freedom - International Competition; Jewish Experience...

Israel Film Festival in LA to open with Avi Nesher’s The Secrets

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, will screen close to 60 Israeli features, documentaries and award-winning student films, including 13 U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles Premieres, in Los Angeles from June 12th – June 26th, 2008. In honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the Festival will host an unprecedented Retrospective of classic Israeli movies, including all seven Israeli films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it...

Israel Film Festival in LA hosts Gala Awards Dinner

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, will screen close to 60 Israeli features, documentaries and award-winning student films, including 13 U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles Premieres, in Los Angeles from June 12th – June 26th, 2008. In honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the Festival will host an unprecedented Retrospective of classic Israeli movies, including all seven Israeli films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it...

Events winding down in Cannes

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As the end of the week approaches, the Cannes Film Festival is beginning to die down. Although there are still a few competition films that have yet to be shown, it seems that the premiere of Indiana Jones was the climax of the festival. After the premiere of Jones and Changeling, company's and fans have slowly made there way back home. The French Transporation strike and the closing of the festival's market also give festival attendees a reason to rush out of Cannes. Many companies chose to lea...

Semaine de la critique Cannes 2008

Historically, International Critics’ Week is the first « parallel » section of the Cannes Film Festival. It has steadfastly remained true to its tradition of discovering new talents. Critics’ Week was conceived by the French Union of Film Critics in 1962 to showcase first and second feature films by directors from all over the world. Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Loach, Wong Kar Wai, Jacques Audiard, Arnaud Desplech

Strong European Showing at NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS

 Thursday, April 3-------New Directors/New Films,  one of New York’s film world rites of Spring, is now mid-way through its program. Dedicated to the discovery and support of emerging artists, New Directors/New Films has earned an international reputation for its cutting-edge programming and commitment to more artistically ambitious filmmaking. This year, a total of 26 features and 6 short films made the cut, spotlighting first and second-time directors who are beginning to make their mark ...

John Sayles to Receive Palm Springs American Maverick Award

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will open on Thursday, January 3, 2008 with the U.S. premiere of Then She Found Me, co-written and directed by Academy Award winner Helen Hunt. Marking Hunt’s directorial debut, the film will screen at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Springs High School followed by an Opening Night Reception at the Desert Museum. Hunt is expected to attend the premiere of her film. The film also stars Bette Midler, Colin Firth and Matthew Broderick. The 19th A...

Four Debut Films Nominated For European Discovery 2007

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The nominations were determined by a committee comprised of FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics) members Jacob Neiiendam (Denmark), Marco Lombardi (Italy) and Dana Linssen (the Netherlands), and EFA Board members Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) and Stefan Laudyn (Poland). From a total of 63 submitted films, they have selected four nominations: BIKUR HA-TIZMORET (The Band’s Visit) by Eran Kolirin, IsraelCONTROL by Anton Corbijn, UKGEGENÜBER (Counterparts) by Jan Bonny, GermanyT...

Jerusalem International Film Festival awards

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The winner of Wolgin Award for the Best Full-Length Feature is The Band's Visit, directed by Eran Kolirin, and produced by Eilon Ratzkovsky, Ehud Bleiberg, Yossi Uzrad, Kobi Gal Raday, and Guy Yekuel.The winner of the Wolgin Award for Best Documentary Film is Children of the Sun, directed by Ran Tal.The winner of the Wolgin Award for Best Short Film is Roads, directed by Lior Geller.Following is a description of the films that won in the Festival: The Wolgin Award for Best Full-Length Feature Fi...

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