Jerusalem International Film Festival

Jerusalem International Film Festival

Type: Regular shortfilm festival
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Start Month: July


On May 17, 1984, Le Bal, directed by Ettore Scola, opened the first Jerusalem International Film Festival. Over the course of three weeks, about one-hundred films were screened, including Israeli premieres, alongside the year.

Submission Requirements:

35mm, DigiBeta PAL. Entries must not have been screened publicly in Israel

Submission Deadline: April


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Awards / Prizes:

Wim Van Leer ‘In Spirit of Freedom’ award for features and documentaries

Contact: Lia Van Leer (


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