The Israel Film Festival

The Israel Film Festival For 34 years, enriching the American vision of Israeli life and culture through the powerful medium of film. Since 1982, the Israel Film Festival has presented more than 900 feature films, documentaries, television dramas and student shorts to nearly one million film-goers in the United States.

The Festival started out with a dream and six films. Since then, it has become one of the nation's leading foreign film festivals and the largest showcase for Israeli films in the North America.

The Festival started out with a dream and six films. Since then, it has become one of the nation's leading foreign film festivals and the largest showcase for Israeli films in the North America.

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08/31/2021
We at the ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL were devastated to hear about the loss of Larry King, pictured here with Meir Fenigstein ...
01/25/2021

We at the ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL were devastated to hear about the loss of Larry King, pictured here with Meir Fenigstein and the late Laura Ziskin. Larry was a true icon. We honored him with the 19th IFF humanitarian award at our opening night gala in Los Angeles, 2003. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family, may he rest in peace.

We at the ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL were devastated to hear about the loss of Larry King, pictured here with Meir Fenigstein and the late Laura Ziskin. Larry was a true icon. We honored him with the 19th IFF humanitarian award at our opening night gala in Los Angeles, 2003. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family, may he rest in peace.

We at The Israel Film Festival express our condolences to the Adelson family, our loyal and generous supporters. We invi...
01/21/2021

We at The Israel Film Festival express our condolences to the Adelson family, our loyal and generous supporters. We invite you all to join his end of shiva community memorial in the link below
http://www.rememberingsheldon.org/memorial

We at The Israel Film Festival express our condolences to the Adelson family, our loyal and generous supporters. We invite you all to join his end of shiva community memorial in the link below
http://www.rememberingsheldon.org/memorial

Thank you for making the 34th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL a success! We look forward to seeing you for many years to come.
12/28/2020

Thank you for making the 34th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL a success! We look forward to seeing you for many years to come.

Thank you for making the 34th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL a success! We look forward to seeing you for many years to come.

#FilmSpotlight: FOOTNOTE הערת שוליים is a family drama about a father and son who are both Talmudic Studies professors. ...
12/27/2020

#FilmSpotlight: FOOTNOTE הערת שוליים is a family drama about a father and son who are both Talmudic Studies professors. Watch it TONIGHT at 9pm, followed by an interview with director Joseph Cedar and stars Shlomo Bar Aba and Lior Ashkenazi, moderated by film critic Tim Grierson. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3h9L27I

#FilmSpotlight: FOOTNOTE הערת שוליים is a family drama about a father and son who are both Talmudic Studies professors. Watch it TONIGHT at 9pm, followed by an interview with director Joseph Cedar and stars Shlomo Bar Aba and Lior Ashkenazi, moderated by film critic Tim Grierson. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3h9L27I

There is still time to purchase tickets for our Closing Night Film LAILA IN HAIFA לילה בחיפה! Buy tickets now for TONIGH...
12/27/2020

There is still time to purchase tickets for our Closing Night Film LAILA IN HAIFA לילה בחיפה! Buy tickets now for TONIGHT'S showing at https://buff.ly/3nIS99M

There is still time to purchase tickets for our Closing Night Film LAILA IN HAIFA לילה בחיפה! Buy tickets now for TONIGHT'S showing at https://buff.ly/3nIS99M

#FilmSpotlight: PERFECT מושלמים tells the story of a group of people with disabilities as they help a man accept his dis...
12/27/2020

#FilmSpotlight: PERFECT מושלמים tells the story of a group of people with disabilities as they help a man accept his disability. Watch it TODAY at 3pm, followed by an interview with creator Asaf Greenbaum and participants Noam Gershony and Reut Radansky, moderated by Eran Polishuk. Available NATIONWIDE. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3rlV36A

#FilmSpotlight: PERFECT מושלמים tells the story of a group of people with disabilities as they help a man accept his disability. Watch it TODAY at 3pm, followed by an interview with creator Asaf Greenbaum and participants Noam Gershony and Reut Radansky, moderated by Eran Polishuk. Available NATIONWIDE. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3rlV36A

ICYMI: Our tribute to the late Yehuda Barkan, LOVE IN SUSPENDERS אהבה בשלייקס, is available for viewing through the end ...
12/27/2020

ICYMI: Our tribute to the late Yehuda Barkan, LOVE IN SUSPENDERS אהבה בשלייקס, is available for viewing through the end of the Festival. Get tickets at https://buff.ly/3apvtYc

ICYMI: Our tribute to the late Yehuda Barkan, LOVE IN SUSPENDERS אהבה בשלייקס, is available for viewing through the end of the Festival. Get tickets at https://buff.ly/3apvtYc

#FilmSpotlight: GOLDEN VOICES קולות רקע is a heartfelt dramedy about two Russian voice actors who embark on a new journe...
12/26/2020

#FilmSpotlight: GOLDEN VOICES קולות רקע is a heartfelt dramedy about two Russian voice actors who embark on a new journey in Israel. Watch it TONIGHT at 9pm, followed by an interview with director Evgeny Ruman, moderated by Former @Israel Film Fund CEO Katriel Schory. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3pg0nqb

#FilmSpotlight: GOLDEN VOICES קולות רקע is a heartfelt dramedy about two Russian voice actors who embark on a new journey in Israel. Watch it TONIGHT at 9pm, followed by an interview with director Evgeny Ruman, moderated by Former @Israel Film Fund CEO Katriel Schory. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3pg0nqb

#FilmSpotlight: THE BAND'S VISIT ביקור התזמורת is a dramedy about an Egyptian band stuck in a small Israeli town. Watch ...
12/26/2020

#FilmSpotlight: THE BAND'S VISIT ביקור התזמורת is a dramedy about an Egyptian band stuck in a small Israeli town. Watch it TONIGHT at 7pm, followed by an interview with director Eran Kolirin and actor Sasson Gabai, moderated by @DeadlineHollywood's Tom Grater. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3mIOQy6

#FilmSpotlight: THE BAND'S VISIT ביקור התזמורת is a dramedy about an Egyptian band stuck in a small Israeli town. Watch it TONIGHT at 7pm, followed by an interview with director Eran Kolirin and actor Sasson Gabai, moderated by @DeadlineHollywood's Tom Grater. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3mIOQy6

ICYMI: Both SUBLET סאבלט and INCITEMENT ימים נוראים will be available to watch THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA until December 27. ...
12/26/2020

ICYMI: Both SUBLET סאבלט and INCITEMENT ימים נוראים will be available to watch THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA until December 27. You won't want to miss these! Get your tickets here:
https://buff.ly/2L9ODHf
https://buff.ly/34iBmTj

ICYMI: Both SUBLET סאבלט and INCITEMENT ימים נוראים will be available to watch THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA until December 27. You won't want to miss these! Get your tickets here:
https://buff.ly/2L9ODHf
https://buff.ly/34iBmTj

#Film Spotlight: LAILA IN HAIFA לילה בחיפה tells the interconnected stories of five women in Haifa over the course of on...
12/25/2020

#Film Spotlight: LAILA IN HAIFA לילה בחיפה tells the interconnected stories of five women in Haifa over the course of one night. Watch our closing night film this SUNDAY, followed by an interview with Director Amos Gitai, moderated by @Columbia University Professor Richard Peña. Tickets are limited! Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3nIS99M

#Film Spotlight: LAILA IN HAIFA לילה בחיפה tells the interconnected stories of five women in Haifa over the course of one night. Watch our closing night film this SUNDAY, followed by an interview with Director Amos Gitai, moderated by @Columbia University Professor Richard Peña. Tickets are limited! Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3nIS99M

ICYMI: Ophir Award winner ASIA אסיה will be available starting Dec. 26th at 12am until Dec. 27th as part of our "best of...
12/25/2020
ASIA (2020) - Q&A with stars and director

ICYMI: Ophir Award winner ASIA אסיה will be available starting Dec. 26th at 12am until Dec. 27th as part of our "best of the fest" segment! Get tickets now at: https://buff.ly/2KD7xpL, and in the meantime, check out our exclusive interview with Director Ruthy Pribar and Stars Shira Haas and Alena Yiv at the link below.

Israel Film Festival 2020 - Now Online!Annette Insdorf interviews 3 Ophir Award winners at once - writer and director Ruthy Pribar, lead actress Alena Yiv, a...

#FilmSpotlight: THE CAKEMAKER האופה מברלין is a mesmerizing drama about a German baker who begins working in a café owne...
12/24/2020

#FilmSpotlight: THE CAKEMAKER האופה מברלין is a mesmerizing drama about a German baker who begins working in a café owned by his former lover's widow. Watch it TONIGHT at 9pm, followed by an exclusive interview with Director Ofir Raul Grazier, moderated by Actor and Filmmaker Michael Moshonov. Available for viewing NATIONWIDE through December 27. Buy tickets now: https://buff.ly/3mQg3ix

#FilmSpotlight: THE CAKEMAKER האופה מברלין is a mesmerizing drama about a German baker who begins working in a café owned by his former lover's widow. Watch it TONIGHT at 9pm, followed by an exclusive interview with Director Ofir Raul Grazier, moderated by Actor and Filmmaker Michael Moshonov. Available for viewing NATIONWIDE through December 27. Buy tickets now: https://buff.ly/3mQg3ix

#FilmSpotlight: HONEYMOOD אחד בלב is a fun comedy about a bride and groom's journey on their wedding night. Watch it TON...
12/24/2020

#FilmSpotlight: HONEYMOOD אחד בלב is a fun comedy about a bride and groom's journey on their wedding night. Watch it TONIGHT at 7PM, followed by an exclusive interview with Director Talya Lavie, moderated by Benjamin Freidenberg. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/37Hjjbp

ICYMI: The family drama THE ART OF WAITING בשורות טובות will be available NATIONWIDE through December 27. Get tickets no...
12/24/2020

ICYMI: The family drama THE ART OF WAITING בשורות טובות will be available NATIONWIDE through December 27. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3mkh7uE

ICYMI: The family drama THE ART OF WAITING בשורות טובות will be available NATIONWIDE through December 27. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3mkh7uE

#FilmSpotlight: Menachem Begin: Peace and War מנחם בגין; שלום ומלחמה blends rare archival footage with exclusive intervi...
12/23/2020

#FilmSpotlight: Menachem Begin: Peace and War מנחם בגין; שלום ומלחמה blends rare archival footage with exclusive interviews to paint a portrait of Israel's sixth Prime Minister. Watch it TONIGHT at 9pm, followed by an exclusive interview with Director Levi Zini, moderated by Film Critic Tim Grierson. Available NATIONWIDE through December 27. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/2WDt4kD

#FilmSpotlight: Menachem Begin: Peace and War מנחם בגין; שלום ומלחמה blends rare archival footage with exclusive interviews to paint a portrait of Israel's sixth Prime Minister. Watch it TONIGHT at 9pm, followed by an exclusive interview with Director Levi Zini, moderated by Film Critic Tim Grierson. Available NATIONWIDE through December 27. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/2WDt4kD

12/23/2020
Tayim: British Bakers' Rainbow Cake

Ahead of our screening of THE CAKEMAKER האופה מברלין on Dec. 24th, check this out: two British bakers, Georgia Green and Lee’at Gentely, now living in Tel Aviv, make a fabulous rainbow cake to cheer your day! Video courtesy of ISRAEL21c

#FilmSpotlight: PEACHES AND CREAM קצפת ודובדבנים is a lighthearted comedy about a neurotic director who has an emotional...
12/23/2020

#FilmSpotlight: PEACHES AND CREAM קצפת ודובדבנים is a lighthearted comedy about a neurotic director who has an emotional breakdown on the night of his new film's release, leading to a night filled with wild adventures. See it TONIGHT at 7pm. Buy tickets now: https://buff.ly/3h81khy

#FilmSpotlight: PEACHES AND CREAM קצפת ודובדבנים is a lighthearted comedy about a neurotic director who has an emotional breakdown on the night of his new film's release, leading to a night filled with wild adventures. See it TONIGHT at 7pm. Buy tickets now: https://buff.ly/3h81khy

ICYMI: The 2013 Kaveret/Poogy Reunion Concert is available NATIONWIDE through December 27! Check it out now: https://buf...
12/23/2020

ICYMI: The 2013 Kaveret/Poogy Reunion Concert is available NATIONWIDE through December 27! Check it out now: https://buff.ly/38cXAqL

ICYMI: The 2013 Kaveret/Poogy Reunion Concert is available NATIONWIDE through December 27! Check it out now: https://buff.ly/38cXAqL

#FilmSpotlight: FILL THE VOID למלא את החלל is a tender drama about an 18-year old woman forced to choose between her des...
12/22/2020

#FilmSpotlight: FILL THE VOID למלא את החלל is a tender drama about an 18-year old woman forced to choose between her desires and those of her family following her sister's death. Watch it TONIGHT at 7PM. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/38wZu5O

#FilmSpotlight: FILL THE VOID למלא את החלל is a tender drama about an 18-year old woman forced to choose between her desires and those of her family following her sister's death. Watch it TONIGHT at 7PM. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/38wZu5O

#FilmSpotlight: MURDER AT CINEMA NORTH רצח בקולנוע צפון is a gripping documentary about a killing, and the consequences ...
12/22/2020

#FilmSpotlight: MURDER AT CINEMA NORTH רצח בקולנוע צפון is a gripping documentary about a killing, and the consequences it has on all involved, even decades later. Watch it TONIGHT at 7pm, followed by a conversation with Director Avida Livny and journalist Yaron London. Available CALIFORNIA-WIDE through December 27. Buy your tickets here: https://buff.ly/37nJRhK

#FilmSpotlight: MURDER AT CINEMA NORTH רצח בקולנוע צפון is a gripping documentary about a killing, and the consequences it has on all involved, even decades later. Watch it TONIGHT at 7pm, followed by a conversation with Director Avida Livny and journalist Yaron London. Available CALIFORNIA-WIDE through December 27. Buy your tickets here: https://buff.ly/37nJRhK

TONIGHT: Tune in for AULCIE אולסי -- a documentary about the rise and fall of Maccabi Tel Aviv star Aulcie Perry. Afterw...
12/21/2020

TONIGHT: Tune in for AULCIE אולסי -- a documentary about the rise and fall of Maccabi Tel Aviv star Aulcie Perry. Afterward, join us for an interview with Perry and Director Dani Menkin, moderated by Deadline Hollywood Reporter Tom Grater. Available for viewing CALIFORNIA-WIDE through December 27. Buy tickets now: https://buff.ly/3oXH30S

TONIGHT: Tune in for AULCIE אולסי -- a documentary about the rise and fall of Maccabi Tel Aviv star Aulcie Perry. Afterward, join us for an interview with Perry and Director Dani Menkin, moderated by Deadline Hollywood Reporter Tom Grater. Available for viewing CALIFORNIA-WIDE through December 27. Buy tickets now: https://buff.ly/3oXH30S

Thank you to all of our incredible sponsors! The 34th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL simply would not be possible without you! To ...
12/21/2020

Thank you to all of our incredible sponsors! The 34th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL simply would not be possible without you! To see the full list, visit: https://buff.ly/2Woxo78

Thank you to all of our incredible sponsors! The 34th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL simply would not be possible without you! To see the full list, visit: https://buff.ly/2Woxo78

There's still time to get tickets for the LA premiere of Eytan Fox's SUBLET סאבלט! Watch it TONIGHT at 8:30pm by getting...
12/21/2020

There's still time to get tickets for the LA premiere of Eytan Fox's SUBLET סאבלט! Watch it TONIGHT at 8:30pm by getting tickets here: https://buff.ly/34iBmTj

There's still time to get tickets for the LA premiere of Eytan Fox's SUBLET סאבלט! Watch it TONIGHT at 8:30pm by getting tickets here: https://buff.ly/34iBmTj

TONIGHT: In honor of the late actor Yehuda Barkan, watch LOVE IN SUSPENDERS אהבה בשלייקס, an uplifting story about the r...
12/20/2020

TONIGHT: In honor of the late actor Yehuda Barkan, watch LOVE IN SUSPENDERS אהבה בשלייקס, an uplifting story about the romance between two widows. Following the screening, enjoy an exclusive interview with Director Jorge Weller and Actors Nitza Shaul and Michal Yanay, moderated by Oded Grober. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3apvtYc

TONIGHT: In honor of the late actor Yehuda Barkan, watch LOVE IN SUSPENDERS אהבה בשלייקס, an uplifting story about the romance between two widows. Following the screening, enjoy an exclusive interview with Director Jorge Weller and Actors Nitza Shaul and Michal Yanay, moderated by Oded Grober. Get tickets now: https://buff.ly/3apvtYc

TODAY: Watch SKY RAIDERS הרפתקה בשחקים, an exciting family-friendly adventure about three people trying to fix an antiqu...
12/20/2020

TODAY: Watch SKY RAIDERS הרפתקה בשחקים, an exciting family-friendly adventure about three people trying to fix an antique plane. After the screening, enjoy an exclusive Q&A with Director Lior Chafetz, moderated by former Israel Film Fund CEO Katriel Schory. Buy tickets now: https://buff.ly/3asdxw6

TODAY: Watch SKY RAIDERS הרפתקה בשחקים, an exciting family-friendly adventure about three people trying to fix an antique plane. After the screening, enjoy an exclusive Q&A with Director Lior Chafetz, moderated by former Israel Film Fund CEO Katriel Schory. Buy tickets now: https://buff.ly/3asdxw6

#FilmSpotlight: THE ART OF WAITING בשורות טובות, a riveting dramedy about a couple's challenging journey to have a baby,...
12/20/2020

#FilmSpotlight: THE ART OF WAITING בשורות טובות, a riveting dramedy about a couple's challenging journey to have a baby, is based on the true story of Director Erez Tadmor. Watch it TONIGHT at 9:00 pm by purchasing tickets here: https://buff.ly/3mkh7uE

#FilmSpotlight: THE ART OF WAITING בשורות טובות, a riveting dramedy about a couple's challenging journey to have a baby, is based on the true story of Director Erez Tadmor. Watch it TONIGHT at 9:00 pm by purchasing tickets here: https://buff.ly/3mkh7uE

TONIGHT: The award-winning film HERE WE ARE הנה אנחנו is a heartfelt drama about a father and his autistic son on the ro...
12/19/2020

TONIGHT: The award-winning film HERE WE ARE הנה אנחנו is a heartfelt drama about a father and his autistic son on the road together. The screening will be followed by an interview with the film’s director, Nir Bergman, and actor Shai Avivi, moderated by film critic Kenneth Turan. Watch tonight, Dec. 19th at 7:00 pm, buy purchasing tickets here: https://buff.ly/37nmsNl

TONIGHT: The award-winning film HERE WE ARE הנה אנחנו is a heartfelt drama about a father and his autistic son on the road together. The screening will be followed by an interview with the film’s director, Nir Bergman, and actor Shai Avivi, moderated by film critic Kenneth Turan. Watch tonight, Dec. 19th at 7:00 pm, buy purchasing tickets here: https://buff.ly/37nmsNl

THIS SUNDAY, join us for out Centerpiece Spotlight Film: SUBLET סאבלט. Director Eytan Fox's first English-Language film,...
12/18/2020

THIS SUNDAY, join us for out Centerpiece Spotlight Film: SUBLET סאבלט. Director Eytan
Fox's first English-Language film, this movie stars Tony Award Winner John Benjamin Hickey and Niv Nissim. Afterwards, tune in for an interview with Fox, conducted by Jerusalem Post film critic Hannah Brown. Available for viewing until December 27. Get your tickets here: https://buff.ly/3ajGqdU

THIS SUNDAY, join us for out Centerpiece Spotlight Film: SUBLET סאבלט. Director Eytan
Fox's first English-Language film, this movie stars Tony Award Winner John Benjamin Hickey and Niv Nissim. Afterwards, tune in for an interview with Fox, conducted by Jerusalem Post film critic Hannah Brown. Available for viewing until December 27. Get your tickets here: https://buff.ly/3ajGqdU

You’re invited to the biggest unity event in the Jewish world. Tonight, at 5PM PT join us on our page for #Illu...
12/17/2020

You’re invited to the biggest unity event in the Jewish world. Tonight, at 5PM PT join us on our page for #Illuminate2020. Share in this historic virtual event, broadcast from the Old City of Jerusalem, with special guests Reuven Ruvi Rivlin - ראובן רובי ריבלין , Minister עומר ינקלביץ׳ - Omer Yankelevitch Co-Founder and Chairman of Genesis Philanthropy Group Michael Friedman, עידן רייכל - Idan Raichel, Shira Haas Jess Glynne and more.
We and Jewish communities from all over the world can’t wait to celebrate with you at 5PM PT.
הייעוד המשותף שלנו
Our Common Destiny
Ministry of Diaspora Affairs משרד התפוצות
Genesis Philanthropy Group
Reuven Ruvi Rivlin - ראובן רובי ריבלין
עומר ינקלביץ׳ - Omer Yankelevitch

You’re invited to the biggest unity event in the Jewish world. Tonight, at 5PM PT join us on our page for #Illuminate2020. Share in this historic virtual event, broadcast from the Old City of Jerusalem, with special guests Reuven Ruvi Rivlin - ראובן רובי ריבלין , Minister עומר ינקלביץ׳ - Omer Yankelevitch Co-Founder and Chairman of Genesis Philanthropy Group Michael Friedman, עידן רייכל - Idan Raichel, Shira Haas Jess Glynne and more.
We and Jewish communities from all over the world can’t wait to celebrate with you at 5PM PT.
הייעוד המשותף שלנו
Our Common Destiny
Ministry of Diaspora Affairs משרד התפוצות
Genesis Philanthropy Group
Reuven Ruvi Rivlin - ראובן רובי ריבלין
עומר ינקלביץ׳ - Omer Yankelevitch

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Other film festivals are offering links to free movies during COVID-19 Stay-at-Home orders. Where are yours?! Would help keep us entertained during a trying time, and IFF visibility fresh on our minds during this downtime.
Great great great movies! Loved everything I watched.
I wait for the Israeli Film Festival every yea r to ce to LA. I feel connected to Israel ,I love it.
As an American Jew living in Los Angeles, shame on the festival for forcing Jason Blum from the stage, and shame on the audience for booing one of its own. Do we turn on each other or the people who are dividing us?!
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מאיר יקר, יישר כוח על היזמה, החריצות, ההתמדה וההצלחה של קיום הפסטיבל שנה אחר שנה!!! חיבוק גדול, זהר.
מאיר יקר, יישר כוח על היזמה, החריצות, ההתמדה וההצלחה של קיום הפסטיבל שנה אחר שנה, חיבוק גדול, זהר.
Happy New Year and wishing you all the best for a great Israel Film Festival!