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Jerusalem International Film Festival

35th Edition

Jerusalem International Film Festival

where:Gerusalemme
when:July 25th - August 4th, 2019
address:Hebron Road, 11 POB 8561,
Jerusalem, 91083 Israel
tel:+972-2-565-4333
email:daniel@jff.org.il
website:www.jff.org.il
deadline:April 18th, 2019
entry form:Online Submission

A cinematic event spanning around 11 days, screening about 200 films, reflecting the best of films from the past year. The program emphasizes bold cinematic achievements, exciting works by new directors, the latest contributions by contemporary masters of cinema, films concerned with questions of freedom and human rights, the history and tradition of the seventh art, and of course, Israeli film.
The Festival reaches out to a wide range of audiences: from the glamorous outdoor opening night at the Sultan’s Pool, where 5,000 spectators celebrate the beginning of the Festival, through avant-garde and innovative works, to professional events catering to the international film industry.
There are numerous competitive and non-competitive sections: Gala Screenings, Israeli Cinema Competitions, International Debuts Competition, In the Spirit of Freedom Competition, Contemporary Masters of Cinema, Panorama, Classics and Restored Films, Jewish Experience, Intersections Program for Experimental Cinema and Video Art, JFF Kids Competition, Into the Night, Cinemania, and as from 2016, the Wilf Competition for International Features.
Alongside the Festival program, the JFF holds professional events for Israeli and international film industry members, led by the Jerusalem Pitch Point. The JPP offers a meeting place for Israeli filmmakers and producers with key-members from the international film industry, thus encouraging and promoting international co-productions of Israeli feature projects in development or in post-production. The Festival also initiates various workshops and professional master classes, and hosts the Sam Spiegel International Film Lab, which holds its final pitching and various events in the framework of the Festival. 

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