Immense cinematic gathering starring top global trends and Israel’s finest
Originating in 1984, the festival has become one of most significant cinematic gatherings in Israel, spanning 11 days and screening 150-200 films. The program focuses on big cinematic achievements, fresh debuts, up-and-coming contemporary directors, subjects concerning freedom and human rights, and Israeli film. Dedicated to featuring the premiere Israeli movies, documentaries, and shorts, the festival has become the leading platform showcasing Israeli works. Simultaneously, the festival brings the world’s best contemporary cinematic movements to local audiences, developing the relationship between the Israeli film community and the world’s masters. With a glorious opening night with 5,000 spectators at Sultan’s pool, innovative works, professional classes, pitching events, and more, head to the 35th Jerusalem International Film Festival.