The 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival is running June 5-12th at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Come celebrate 70 years of Israeli cinema with a week of the best Israeli films of the year. Join us for a week of screenings, red carpets, and special events!

Five-Film Flex Pass
  • Tue, Jun 05 - Tue, Jun 12
  • $50

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Get five (5) general admission tickets to films screening at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan as part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival, excluding special events & programs.*

See a full list of films at jccmanhattan.org/film/israel-film-center-festival

Your pass is only available online and is not a physical ticket. You must register for films at the box office at least 30 minutes prior to show time. Pass does not guarantee admission, please reserve your tickets in advance, as screenings do sell out. The JCC Manhattan box office can be reached at 646.505.5708.

* Special events include: Opening Night, Closing Nights, Short Films at Silvana

Opening Night: Shelter (Mistor)
  • Tue, Jun 05
  • 7:00 PM
  • $36 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Eran Riklis, 93 min, Narrative

Naomi (Neta Riskin), an Israeli Mossad agent, is sent to Germany to protect Mona (Golshifteh Farahani), a Lebanese informant recovering from plastic surgery to assume her new identity. Together for two weeks, the women develop a relationship that is soon exposed to the threat of terror engulfing the world today. Also starring Lior Ashkenazi (Norman, Foxtrot).

Followed by Q&A with director, Eran Riklis, and Opening Night Reception.  
 

Saving Neta (Le'hatzil et Neta)
  • Wed, Jun 06
  • 6:00 PM
  • $15 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Nir Bergman, 90 min, Narrative

The lives of four women, in seemingly unrelated stories, are all affected by the presence of a mysterious man named Neta. His life, too, changes through his encounters with these women over the course of a year. This film, from the director of Broken Wings, is is a mosaic of modern Israeli culture.

Followed by Q&A with actress, Rotem Abuhab.

Scaffolding (Pigumim)
  • Wed, Jun 06
  • 8:15 PM
  • $15 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Matan Yair, 93 min, Narrative

Seventeen-year-old Asher has always been a troublemaker and a terrible student due to his learning differences. A charismatic teacher prompts a fascination in the world of literature, but also forces a conflict with Asher's brash father, who expects him to take over the family scaffolding business.

Followed by Q&A with actor, Ami Smolarchik.

Presented in partnership with Bank Leumi.

Azimuth (Azimuth)
  • Thu, Jun 07
  • 6:00 PM
  • $15 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Mike Burstyn, 75 min, Narrative

The Six Day War, 1967. An Israeli sergeant and an Egyptian soldier encounter each other in an abandoned UNEF post in the Sinai desert the day after the ceasefire. During an ensuing firefight both men are trapped. Outside is the sergeant's Jeep, awaiting the victor. Two soldiers, one goal: survival.

Followed by Q&A with American-Israeli actor and film's director, Mike Burstyn.

And Then She Arrived (Ve'az He Hegia)
  • Thu, Jun 07
  • 8:00 PM
  • $15 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Roee Florentin, 100 min, Narrative

Dan is a handsome, easygoing young man who plays by the rules and has a clear plan for his future. He is engaged to marry Tamar, his high school sweetheart. But things change when he meets Meirav, a waitress from Jerusalem who opens him to a new world.

Followed by Q&A with director, Roee Florentin.

Presented in partnership with Isrotel.

Almost Famous (Kimaat Mefursemet)
  • Fri, Jun 08
  • 5:00 PM
  • $15 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Marco Carmel, 95 min, Narrative

Shir, a 15-year-old social outcast, dreams of being popular. When her brother is featured on a reality singing competition, Shir decides to seize the moment to become almost famous. But is popularity all that matters?

Followed by Q&A with actor, Omer Dror.

Presented in partnership with IAC.

Future of Israeli Cinema: Filmmaker Panel
  • Sat, Jun 09
  • 7:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Israel's top and emerging filmmakers gather to reflect on the past and contemplate the future of Israel's thriving film industry. Get a chance to hear Israel's most exciting cinematic voices share their knowledge, experiences, and how they have come to receive world recognition.

Free event with registration.

 

Longing (Ga'agua)
  • Sat, Jun 09
  • 9:30 PM
  • $15 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Savi Gabizon, 100 min, Narrative

Ariel, a well-off, childless man, gets a phone call from an old girlfriend, who informs him that when they broke up 20 years ago, she was pregnant and went on to have a baby boy. This discovery causes Ariel to explore the hidden aspects of parenthood and change his life forever. In this bittersweet comedy, Savi Gabizon (Love Sick on Nana Street, Nina's Tragedies) tells a whimsical tale of love and loss.

Followed by Q&A with director, Savi Gabizon.

Presented in partnership with What Matters.

Operation Egg (Mivtza Beitza)
  • Sun, Jun 10
  • 2:00 PM
  • $15 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Alon Gur Arye, 90 min, Narrative

In this family comedy, a couple of con men decide to steal a rare eagle's egg being transferred from the Safari Zoo back to nature in order to win a big prize in a cooking competition. A wild chase across the country to restore the egg to its place ensues.

Presented in partnership with IAC.

Kishon (Kishon)
  • Sun, Jun 10
  • 4:30 PM
  • $15 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Eliav Lilti, 87 min, Documentary

Hungarian immigrant Ephraim Kishon, director of Sallah Shabati, was one of the great writers who defined the Israeli experience. But through his 50-year career of award-winning writing, Kishon could never write his own biography. At 70, he enlists a journalist to help his own story unfold. The film incorporates animation and rare footage to bring to life Kishon's own story.

Followed by Q&A with documentary participant and Kishon's son, Amir Kishon.

 

Sleeping Bears (Lehair et HaDov)
  • Sun, Jun 10
  • 6:30 PM
  • $15 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Keren Margalit, 36 x 2 Episodes, Narrative TV Series

What would you do if all the private conversations you'd had with your psychologist--the one person to whom you can tell anything--had made their way into the hands of a stranger? When dark secrets threaten to destroy her closest relationships, Hadas is drawn into a complex and deeply personal search for the truth.

Followed by Q&A with director, Keren Margalit.

The Testament

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Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Amichai Greenberg, 96 min, Narrative

A mystery about a man willing to risk everything to discover the truth. Yoel, a meticulous historian leading a search to find a mass grave in Austria, discovers that his mother carries a false identity. His research takes him deep into a past of cover-ups as well as personal soul searching.

Followed by Q&A with director, Amichai Greenberg.

Shorts at Silvana
  • Sun, Jun 10
  • 8:00 PM
  • $12 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Please note: Silvana Cafe-Bar-Music located at 300 W 116 St. We will check your name upon entry at the door.

An evening of drinks and short films from Tel Aviv University. Four lively and compelling stories provide a glimpse into the complex lives of young Israelis. The Love Letter, (Atara Frish, 21 min), Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive (Yossi Atia, 8 min), The Director (Shira Porat, 18 min), Well Done (Arye Hasfari & Omer Ben Simon, 24 min). Ticket includes one free drink.

 

The Cakemaker (Ha'ofe Me'Berlin)
  • Mon, Jun 11 - Mon, Jun 11
  • 8:15 PM
  • $15 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Ofir Raul Graizer, 95 min, Narrative

Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, a married Israeli man. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers about Oren's life and death. Under a new identity, Thomas begins to work for Anat, his lover's widow, and finds himself involved in her life in a way he did not expect.

Followed by Q&A with director, Ofir Raul Graizer

Closing Night: Outdoors (Bayit Bagalil)
  • Tue, Jun 12 - Tue, Jun 12
  • 7:00 PM
  • $36 for Everyone

Part of the 6th Annual Israel Film Center Festival

Dir. Asaf Saban, 80 min, Narrative

A special preview. Gili and Yaara plan to leave the city for a fresh start by building a house in the countryside of the Galilee. But while their dream house is being built, the foundations of their relationship are slowly challenged.

Followed by Q&A with director, Asaf Saban, and Closing Night Reception.

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