Other Israel Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Other Israel Film Festival
SINCE: 2007
WHERE: Israel
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/OtherIsrael
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Founded in 2007, The Other Israel Film Festival uses film to foster social awareness and cultural understanding. The Festival presents dramatic and documentary films, as well as engaging panels about history, culture, and identity on the topic of minority populations in Israel with a focus on Arab citizens of Israel/Palestinian citizens of Israel, who make up twenty percent of Israel’s population.

CENSORED VOICES Wins Inaugural Bob Simon Award at the Other Israel Film Festival

CENSORED VOICES Wins Inaugural Bob Simon Award at the Other Israel Film Festival

Censored Voices is the winner of the inaugural Bob Simon Award at the 9th Annual Other Israel Film Festival. The award honors the legendary journalist’s intrepid reporting on Israel and the Middle East, and presented to the film that best captures Simon’s courageous spirit. Already a winner of the Ophir Award, Israel’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, for Best Documentary, Censored Voices presents, for the first time ever, the uncensored recordings of intimate conversations between […]

Palestinian Film DEGRADE Withdraws from Other Israel Film Festival

Palestinian Film DEGRADE Withdraws from Other Israel Film Festival

The Israeli–Palestinian conflict has reached the Other Israel Film Festival, with the Palestinian film, Degrade, deciding to withdraw from the upcoming festival. One of the closing night films of the Other Israel Film Festival, a New York festival calling for dialogue and conversation, Degrade has pulled out of the festival as a result of the impact of the Jewish-Arab conflict reaching new heights in Israel. Degrade, by the brothers Tarzan and Arab Assad, which exposes the […]

9th Other Israel Film Festival Unveils Complete Lineup + Trailers, Incl. ARAB MOVIE, DÉGRADÉ, JERUSALEM BOXING CLUB

9th Other Israel Film Festival Unveils Complete Lineup + Trailers, Incl. ARAB MOVIE, DÉGRADÉ, JERUSALEM BOXING CLUB

The 9th Other Israel Film Festival to run from November 5 to 12, 2015 at the JCC Manhattan on 76th St and Amsterdam Ave, as well as at Cinema Village and other locations in NYC, announced its complete line-up of feature and short films. Censored Voices, recently recognized with the award for Best Documentary at the Ophir Awards (Israel’s equivalent of the Academy Awards), was previously announced as the festival’s opening night film, with acclaimed documentary […]

CENSORED VOICES to Open, WOMEN IN SINK to Close 9th Other Israel Film Festival in NYC | TRAILERS

CENSORED VOICES to Open, WOMEN IN SINK to Close 9th Other Israel Film Festival in NYC | TRAILERS

The 9th Other Israel Film Festival has selected two highly acclaimed documentaries for its opening and closing night films; Censored Voices is set to open the festival on November 5 and Women in Sink is closing the festival on November 12. Censored Voices director Mor Loushy and Women in Sink director Iris Zaki will both be in attendance and participating in Q&As and panel discussions. The festival takes place November 5 to 12, 2015 at JCC Manhattan […]

The 4th Annual Other Israel Film Festival in New York Announces Films And Special Events

The 4th Annual Other Israel Film Festival in New York Announces Films And Special Events

The 4th Annual Other Israel Film Festival will take place from November 11th – November 21st.  Since its establishment, The Other Israel Film Festival showcases the diversity of Israeli life with award-winning films and open discussions on the margins of Israeli society that is rarely seen by the mainstream, let alone presented to American audiences. Among those are the country’s Arab population (Christian, Muslim, Bedouin and Druze) that makes up 20% of Israel’s population, as […]