Monthly Screenings
Israeli Narrative and Documentary Features - Jury
Volker Schlöndorff

Volker Schlöndorff is a renowned film director, recognized as one of the founders of the New German Cinema. He began his career in Paris working with Louis Malle, Alain Renais, and Jean-Pierre Melville. In 1979, Schlöndorff’s most celebrated film, The Tin Drum, won both the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Daniella Nowitz

Daniella has shot narrative features on four continents and became the first woman to win Israel’s Ophir Award for Cinematography. Her most notable work, ASIA (Israel, 2020) won the Cinematography Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Jerusalem Film Festival. (Israel)

Christophe Cognet

Christophe Cognet is a director, writer, and screenwriter. His acclaimed films Because I Was a Painter (2014), Seven Thousand Years (2016), and From Where They Stood (2021) portray the power and possibilities of art and images at the limits of human experience. (France)

Alissa Simon
A film curator for more than 25 years, Alissa Simon is currently Lead Programmer at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and a programmer at the Minneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival. She writes about films, filmmakers, and festivals for the American trade paper, VARIETY, and has served on many international film festival juries. (USA)