In 2024, the Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia marks its 28th 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 New York,ย  and a wide array of community partners.

Festival Board

  • Nurit Yaron, Chairperson
  • Karnit Biran, Executive Director
  • Mindy Chriqui, Founder and Artistic Director
  • Hava Grunwald, Festival Coordinator
  • Aelon Porat, Media


  • Deborah Baer Mozes
  • Marcia Bronstein
  • Galit Carmeli
  • Arie Cohen
  • Sigal David
  • Talia Dunsky
  • Laurel Fairworth
  • Irene Glickman
  • Sharon Grunwald
  • Allon Guez
  • Ilana Guez
  • Bonnie Kaye
  • Tali Lev
  • Jon Liss
  • Rachel Porat
  • Osnat Reichert
  • Yochi Shaposhnick
  • Jerry Sorkin
  • Roseanne Shmulevich
  • Aviva Silberberg
  • Juliet Spitzer
  • Ody Szulanski
  • Bat El Trabelsi
  • Idit Trope
  • Carl Witonsky