Monthly Screenings
Hili Tropper
Minister of Culture and Sport


The Jerusalem Film Festival, one of the most important cultural events in Israel, has become an impeccable and highly-anticipated tradition. Every year, as the summer sets in, the Festival arrives, marking Jerusalem as a pluralistic center for all communities, nations, and sectors.

Cinematic expression, with its myriad of topics and fascinating combination of art forms, attracts many viewers who are enchanted by the big screen and its ability to captivate with personal stories, ingenuity, and rich imagination. Year after year, the Jerusalem Film Festival succeeds in creating the magic and presenting a variety of films from Israel and abroad, providing fertile ground to filmmakers for collaborations and professional discourse. We look forward to screening of all the films and are certain that this year, again, the selection will be uplifting, enjoyable, inspiring, and thought-provoking.

I am happy and proud to congratulate the organizers of the Festival, the administration, and all the Israeli filmmakers who lead the Israeli Film Industry to so many successes here in Israel and abroad. I have no doubt that the Festival will provide an unforgettable cinematic experience.


All the best,

Hili Tropper