The Australia Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE) is teaming with Palace Cinemas to present the AICE Israeli Film Festival. The Festival comes to Canberra 19th-31st August, showing at Palace Electric Cinema in New Acton.
The festival includes a range of films from rollicking comedies to sensitive dramas, from riveting, political documentaries to hot-blooded romance. Now in it’s 11th year, the festival continues to grow and diversify in 2014 with the inclusion of exceptional short films perfectly paired with some of the outstanding documentaries on offer.
Described as diverse, complex, inspirational and turbulent, the films present a kaleidoscope of Israeli society, exploring the myriad of stories from Israel.
The exciting selection of films in this year’s program reflects the growing strength of Israeli cinema, which has bloomed over the past decade. Israel’s cinematic prowess is being increasingly recognised internationally with five Israeli films featured at the Cannes this year including Camera D’Or winner Self Made which opens this year’s Festival. The 2014 AICE Israeli Film Festival showcases many of the best Israeli films from the last twelve months, including prizewinners from a number of prestigious festivals including Cannes, Sundance and Jerusalem, as well as winners from Docaviv, Haifa, Tel Aviv SIFF and the Ophirs (Israeli ‘Oscars’).
The Australia Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE) provides a cultural link between Australia and Israel, fostering greater knowledge and understanding between the two countries.
The Festival runs from 19th – 31st August and the full program can be seen here.
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