Jerusalem International Film Festival

http://www.jff.org.il

Israel

Founded in 1986 by Lia van Leer, the Jerusalem Film Festival is Israel's most prestigious cinematic event. The program offers nearly 150 films in a broad spectrum of themes and categories, including the best of new cinema; outstanding documentaries; avant garde; short subjects; animation; retrospectives; classics and restorations; Mediterranean and Israeli Cinema.

International prizes presented at the Jerusalem Film Festival are the Wim van Leer 'In Spirit of Freedom' for feature films and documentaries that focus on the issue of man's eternal quest for freedom of expression, human rights and social awareness and the MCM - 'In Pursuit of Peace & Tolerance for Mediterranean Cinema' - awarded to the best feature film or documentary from the Mediterranean region, focusing on the theme of peace and tolerance.

Hungarian films at the festival

1994 - Why Wasn't He There (in competition)
1995 - The Outpost
1998 - Free fall - Private Hungary 10
1999 - Passion
1999 - The Lord's Lantern in Budapest
2000 - Vision
2000 - Glamour
2001 - Werckmeister Harmonies
2002 - A Bibó Reader
2003 - Bánk Bán
2003 - Pleasant Days
2003 - Forest
2004 - Kontroll
2005 - The Porcelain Doll
2006 - Relatives
2006 - Maestro
2006 - Fresh Air
2006 - Just Sex and Nothing Else
2007 - Children of Glory
2007 - Iska's Journey
2007 - Taxidermia
2007 - Before Dawn
2008 - Own Death
2008 - Milky Way - ambient movie
2008 - I Am von Höfler(Variation on Werther) (in competition)
2009 - I am Not Your Friend
2010 - Tender Son - The Frankenstein Project
2011 - The Turin Horse - Tarr Béla -

Achievement Award

(winner)
2013 - Regina -

Lia Award in Honor of Jerusalem Cinematheque founder Lia van Leer

(in competition) (winner)
2017 - 1945 - Yad Vashem Award (in competition) (winner)

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