by GREG KING
Now in its 11th year, the AICE Israeli Film Festival presents the best of contemporary Israeli cinema to Australian audiences. This year’s program highlights the diverse range of Israeli cinema, from rollicking comedies to sensitive dramas, from riveting, political documentaries to hot-blooded romance. Produced by Palace Cinemas and the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange, the Festival is the only Australia-wide showcase for Israeli film. It continues to grow and diversify in 2014 with the inclusion of exceptional short films perfectly paired with some of the outstanding documentaries on offer. This year, the festival’s selection expands to feature a number of films from the Israeli and Jewish diaspora.
Palace Cinemas, the leader in presenting film festivals in Australia, have been pro-active in expanding this Festival to more locations through their chain of cinemas.
The closing night film is the documentary The Green Prince, from director Nadav Schirman.
The AICE Israeli Film Festival screens at Palace cinemas in the following cities:
Sydney – August 21 to September 4
Melbourne – August 20 to September 4
Brisbane – August 20 to August 27
Perth – August 28 to September 4
Adelaide – August 27 to September 4
Byron Bay – August 21 to August 27
Canberra – August 19 to August 31.
To learn more about the 2014 Israeli Film Festival, Greg King spoke to the Festival program director Keith Lawrence for his Movies At Dusk radio show