About

In our 2017 season, the Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia marks its 21st year.

The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia is a celebration of Israeli culture, with the aim of enriching the American vision of Israeli culture and society through film. Each season, a slate of feature films and documentaries are selected to provide a diverse and impartial reflection of Israel.

It is our goal to be both entertaining and informative. Our program includes feature films, dramas, comedies and documentaries that are award-winning and have received wide recognition both in Israel and abroad. As a non-profit organization, the continuing success of the IFF is due, in large part, to support from various organizations and private donors.

The IFF is funded through ticket sales, personal and corporate contributions, as well as in-kind contributions. Organizational support is provided by The Center for Israel and Overseas, the Consulate General of Israel in Philadelphia,  and a wide array of community partners.

Festival Board

Nurit Yaron, Chairperson
Mindy Chriqui, Founder and Artistic Director
Aelon Porat, Media and Communications
Hava Grunwald, Festival Coordinator

Deborah Baer Mozes
Irl Barg
Karnit Biran
Marcia Bronstein
Galit Carmeli
Elina Cher
Arie Cohen
Laurel Fairworth
Barbara Flacker
Irene Glickman
Yael Goren
Allon Guez
Ilana Guez
Bonnie Kaye
Jon Liss
Mark Raoul Molnar
Rachel Porat
Linor Schmeidler
Yochi Shaposhnick
Zvi Shmulevitch
Aviva Silberberg
Juliet Spitzer
Kira Stein
Ody Szulanski
Idit Trope
Marvin Verman

Festival Photography & Media

Linor Schmeidler