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Israel Film Fest returns to L.A. Nov 12 - 26th - salutes to mega-director Roger Corman; Israeli TV's Avi Nir

THE 33rd ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles, the largest showcase of Israeli cinema and television in North America, will present from November 12th – 26th over three dozen award-winning Israeli films, documentaries, short films and television series as well as in-person appearances from 25 of Israel’s most acclaimed filmmakers and talent. This encompasses two World Premieres, fifteen U.S. Premieres, six West Coast Premieres and five Los Angeles Premieres.

Avi Nir of Keshet with I.F.F.'s Meir Fenigstein
The Festival launched the celebration for its upcoming 33rd edition by hosting a sponsor luncheon and honoring: Legendary filmmaker Roger Corman with the 2019 Israel Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award CEO of Keshet Media Group and Executive Producer (Homeland, The A Word, Tyrant) Avi Nir with the 2019 Israel Film Festival Visionary Award Academy Award winning Israeli filmmaker Guy Nattiv (Skin) with the 2019 Israel Film Festival Achievement in Film Award.

Meir Fenigstein, founder and executive director of the Festival, presided over the event held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills in June. 

Original Poogy-drummer, Meir Fenigstein, discusses plans for Israel Film Festival in L.A. Nov 12-26th

Los Angeles Israel Film Festival's lineup for Nov 12-26th straight from the mouth of exec. director, Meir Fenigstein, original drummer of '70's rock band, Kaveret.

What is Israel Film Festival honoree, movie-making legend, Roger Corman, most proud of in his career?

Accompanied by Joe ("Gremlins") Dante, one of his protegé directors, what is prolific honoree, Roger Corman (New World Pictures), most proud of in his career?

Israeli media-ites' artistic vs patriotic responsibilities - Mike Burstyn at Israel Film Fest '19

In these times of widespread political besmirchment of Israel's image, do Israeli media professionals have a patriotic responsibility to produce and distribute only positive media internationally? In the face of anti-Israel social fashions, if they do, how much of a chance do they have of getting their programs / movies distributed?

33rd ​IFF Festival Chairman and William Morris-partner, Rick Rosen, introduces honoree Avi Nir, CEO of Israel's Keshet Media Group

Avi Nir served as an Executive Producer on Showtime's Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning drama "Homeland," for which he was personally awarded an Emmy® when the show was named Outstanding Drama Series in 2012. "Prisoners of War," Keshet's original Israeli show upon which "Homeland" is based, has sold to more than 20 territories internationally.

At I.F.F., "Gremlins" filmmaker, Joe Dante, (a Gentile) notes Jews' contributions to world cinema

"Gremlins" director, Joe Dante, introduced his mentor, filmmaker Roger Corman, (a baptized Catholic) for a lifetime achievement award from the Israel Film Festival.

The Opening Night Gala presentation will take place on November 12th at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. VIP Opening Night Gala Tickets $125, Regular Tickets $50. Festival screenings will screen at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills and the Laemmle Town Center 5 Theatre in Encino. For further information or to purchase tickets for all Festival events and Opening Night Gala, contact the IsraFest Foundation: 310.247.1800 or email info@israelfilmfestival.org.

Tickets are available to purchase on the website  www.IsraelFilmFestival.com.

Festival 6-pack: $75 (available only at the theatres’ box office as of November 1st) good for 6 Regular Screenings (must be exchanged for tickets at box office). General Admission: $15; Seniors, Students and Children: $13; Matinee Shows (5:00 PM screenings): Monday through Thursday - $10.

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