The films in this category are nominated for the following awards:
The Jewish Experience Awards Courtesy of Michaela and Leon Constantiner The Lia Award, in Honor of Jerusalem Cinematheque Founder Lia van Leer, for films dealing with Jewish Heritage | The Avner Shalev–Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award for Artistic Achievement in Holocaust-Related Films
104-year-old Brunhilde Pomsel, the stenographer of Nazi Minister for Propaganda Joseph Goebbels from 1942 to the end of the war, relates for the first time her life story. Her experiences raise the troubling and timeless question: how reliable is our moral compass?
In the new autobiographical film by Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain), enthusiastically received at the last Cannes Festival, the young Alejandro decides to become a poet against his parents' wishes and delves into a poetic world of freedom, sensuality and madness.
January, 2013. A secretive transfer deal transported two Muslim players into Beitar Jerusalem F.C. One season and one football team in crisis, and behind the story lurks the money and power that will send the club spiraling out of control.
Harmonia is a biblical adaptation to the story of Sarah, Hagar, Abraham, Yitzhak and Ismail, from the book of Genesis. The melodramatic plot is set in the world of a philharmonic orchestra in present Jerusalem.
A fascinating documentary portrait of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and cinema researcher Lillian Michelson – an extraordinary couple that worked with some of the most important directors in film history and often referred to as Hollywood’s secret weapon.
In 1951 America, an idealistic Jewish student heads to a small, conservative Ohio college. Though he achieves academic success, he also faces antisemitism, oppression and sexual repression. A refined, highly acclaimed adaptation to Philip Roth's novel Indignation.
This documentary follows the January 2015 Paris terror attacks, starting with the Charlie Hebdo attack where 12 people lost their lives and continuing with the attack on a kosher supermarket. Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte revisit those fateful days and interview survivors.
The last film by the great Chantal Akerman, who passed away last October, is a demanding and touching documentary that follows the last months of her mother's life, revealing the deep and complex relationship between a mother and daughter.
Is the Holocaust an appropriate topic for comedy? This question is at the heart of this documentary, which weaves together the story of an exceptional survivor alongside interviews with influential comedians and thinkers such as Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman and Etgar Keret.
A stirring documentary portrait of Howard Brookner, a promising filmmaker who died of AIDS at the age of 35. Brookner's nephew meets his uncle's friends (including Jim Jarmusch and Robert Wilson) and unearths his legacy, using footage that was buried for 23 years in William Burroughs's bunker.
The winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Festival presents an intelligent and amusing portrait of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, as he runs for Mayor of New York, exposing politics in the age of digital media.