The 35th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles, the largest showcase of Israeli cinema and television in North America, unspools this year both in theaters and virtually from May 5th – 26th. The Festival’s Opening Night film on May 5th is director Avi Nesher’s critically acclaimed Image of Victory, nominated for 15 Ophir Awards; the evening also serves to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day. With leading Israeli filmmakers and talent in attendance for post-screening Q&As, this year’s Festival will include five U.S. Premieres, six West Coast Premieres, and 14 Los Angeles Premieres among the 30 award-winning features, documentaries, and short films, announced Meir Fenigstein, founder and executive director of the ISRAEL FILM festival in Los Angeles.
“I’m thrilled that the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles is fully back for audiences to celebrate and support Israeli movies and their talented filmmakers. We hope that this 35th edition will be a new, exciting beginning towards continuing to bring the very best of Israeli culture to Los Angeles,” noted Fenigstein.
The Opening Night film, the Los Angeles Premiere of the much-anticipated Image of Victory directed by Nesher, took place on May 5th at the Saban Theatre (Beverly Hills). All other Festival screenings will show at the Lumiere Cinema’s Music Hall Theater (Beverly Hills) and the Laemmle Town Center 5 (Encino).
To purchase tickets for all in-person and online screenings/Q&As visit: www.israelfilmfestival.com or call 310-247-1800. Ticket prices are as follows: regular festival screenings: $15./person; $13./person for students and senior citizens; $180./person for a package of all regular screenings and scheduled post Q & A with filmmakers. For virtual screenings (which are strictly limited to the southern California area) the cost is $10. for one film streaming ticket; $36. for a bundle of four separate streaming tickets; $48. for a bundle of six separate streaming tickets; $75. for a bundle of ten separate streaming tickets.
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