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  • Moving and shaking: 30th Israel Film Festival, new Beverly Hills mayor installed and more

    By Ryan Torok

    April 7, 2016 | 1:10 pm

    At the recent kickoff sponsor luncheon of the 30th Israel Film Festival at the Four Seasons Hotel, Meir Fenigstein addressed the some 150 attendees like a proud parent. When he started the festival while a student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he said, “I could not...

  • Moving and shaking: Helen Mirren at the IFF; LAMOTH gala; Frank Gehry is honored and more

    By Ryan Torok

    November 5, 2015 | 2:37 pm

    The opening night of the 29th Israel Film Festival (IFF) drew nearly 2,000 people to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills for a star-studded gathering of Hollywood celebrities and Jewish community leaders.

    Honorees at the Oct. 28 event — which included a gala and a premiere film...

  • The Israel Film Festival gives locals a glimpse of Israel’s soul

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 18, 2014 | 3:03 pm

    The Israel Film Festival (IFF), which annually gives viewers a close-up of the nation’s heartbeat beneath the glaring headlines, has been set for Oct. 23 through Nov. 6.

    A red carpet opening-night gala at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Oct. 23 will be followed a week later...

  • “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...

  • 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...