24 October 2019 - 25 Tishri 5780 - כ"ה תשרי ה' אלפים תש"פ
Israel partners with International Film Festival of India E-mail

Israel was selected as a participating partner in the 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), held in November in Goa. For the first time in the history of the festival, Israel was the “Country of Focus”.

A delegation of leading Israeli cinema personalities, including popular actor Alon Aboutboul, attended the festival. Ten Israeli movies were screened during the festival, and the opening film for IFFI’s Country Focus Section was The Other Story by Avi Nesher.

Other well-known Academy-nominated films on the programme were Footnote, Waltz with Bashir and The Bubble. Newer films showcased were Unorthodox, Red Cow, Working Woman, Longing, Redemption and Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema.

The filmmaking industry in Israel has undergone major developments since its inception in the 1950s. In the past few years, Israeli films have won prestigious awards, and have been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards. Israeli filmmakers produce films on themes that appeal to the global market, and Israel, known by many as “the startup nation”, is home to cutting-edge technologies in animation and film production.

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