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  • Israel Film Festival and Hollywood: A match made in Heaven

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 8, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    By now it has become a celebrated fact that the Israeli creative industry is in the throes of a modern renaissance. This makes the annual Israel Film Festival — set to roll out the red carpet for its 27th year next March — a gift to Los Angeles and its two-week film program an...

  • “Who Won Best Circumcision?”  Top Ten Moments from Israel Film Festival Gala [AUDIO+SLIDESHOW]

    By JewishJournal

    March 16, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    The 26th Annual Israel Film Festival opened in Los Angeles Thursday night, March 16, with a gala at Paramount Studios honoring the actor Jonah Hill, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, the creators of the Showtime series “Homeland,” and Showtime President David Nevins.

    About 300...

  • Family-focused stories at forefront of Israel Film Fest

    By Tom Tugend

    March 1, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    It’s springtime in Los Angeles, which means raising the curtain on the 26th Israel Film Festival, this year displaying a colorful palette of more than 30 feature movies, documentaries, TV shows and student shorts.

    The March 15 opening-night venue is the main theater on the...

  • Other Israel Film Festival: ‘Torn’ and ‘77 Steps’

    November 8, 2011 | 4:00 pm

    The premise of “Torn,” a documentary premiering in the U.S. this week at The Other Israel Film Festival in New York, sounds a bit like the classic rabbi and priest walk into a bar joke. Except that unlike the joke, the Jew and the Christian in the film are one and the same—Romuald...

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  • Women fight for equal Western Wall rights, Democrats for Israel leader moves up

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 26, 2008 | 11:32 am


    Should women have equal prayer rights at the Kotel?

    It's a question of profound religious, spiritual and political complexities that a new documentary, "Praying in Her Own Voice," by filmmaker Yael Katzir, dares to ask but doesn't attempt to answer.

    As it stands, Israeli law has...

  • Sacha Baron Cohen saluted at Israel Film Festival

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Sacha Baron Cohen received an outstanding achievement award at the Israel Film Festival opening night gala on Tuesday (March 6) at the Beverly Hilton, Cohen explained that his famous alter ego, Borat, couldn't attend because, "he is receiving an award from the Hezbollah film...
  • Spectator

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Location, location, location is the secret to many people’s success. But for Meir Fenigstein, founder of the Israel Film Festival, timing is the key. That’s why he’s moved the Los Angeles portion of his 21st annual Israel Film Festival from spring to late fall, where approximately...

  • Golan Takes Films to New Heights

    By Amy Klein

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Return from India" is one of the 18 new films, documentaries and TV dramas showing at the 19th Israel Film Festival, from May 28-June 8. Based on A.B. Yehoshua's best-selling book "Open Heart," "India," directed and co-produced by veteran filmmaker Menachem Golan, portrays a...

  • Briefs

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Delshad Wins Beverly Hills Council Seat



    Jimmy Delshad is used to being an overachiever, but not much can match his victory in winning a Beverly Hills City Council seat -- the first time an Iranian American has been elected to the legislative body.

    "I was elated, very...

  • The Show Must Go On

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On the surface, it could have been any other Hollywood industry event: legendary producer Mike Medavoy and actress-director-producer Penny Marshall received awards before the festival-opening movie screening at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Business as usual in...

  • Pilot Project

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    During a pivotal moment in Elan Frank's award-winning documentary, "Blue and White in Red Square," a Russian-Israeli looks about his old Moscow neighborhood with an expression of dismay. Eugene had excitedly made the trip home with fellow musicians in the Young Israeli Philharmonic,...
  • Spectator

    By Tom Tugend

    November 13, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Paying Tribute to Israeli Films

    By Tom Tugend,

    Contributing Editor

    Yoram Ben Ze'ev, consul general of Israel in Los Angeles, left,and Meir Fenigstein, festival founder/director.

    The 14th annual Israel Film Festival formally raised the curtainlast week on its two-week program of 50...

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