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'Year's biggest horror movie isn't a movie at all'

Trailer assembled by Hostages and Missing Families Forum Headquarters showcasing the horrors of October 7 to be screened in movie theaters across the US.

'Year's biggest horror movie isn't a movie at all'

'Lemony Snicket' to write horror film about the Golem of Prague

Best-selling Jewish children's book author David Handler tapped to pen new film about legendary Jewish artificial protector.

'Lemony Snicket' to write horror film about the Golem of Prague

Ari Aster calls his new film 'Jewish Lord of the Rings'

Horror director says upcoming film 'Beau Is Afraid' leans into Jewish themes.

Ari Aster calls his new film 'Jewish Lord of the Rings'

Iranian and Israeli co-direct thriller about Iranian regime

Israeli/Iranian thriller, co-directed by Guy Nattiv, revolves around Iranian judoka forced to choose between her sport and her freedom.

Iranian and Israeli co-direct thriller about Iranian regime

Cousins exploring grandmother’s Holocaust story in new film

“A Real Pain,' next film to be directed by Jesse Eisenberg, to explore relation between modern pain and historic trauma.

Cousins exploring grandmother’s Holocaust story in new film

Johnny Depp to direct film on Jewish Italian painter Modigliani

“Pirates of the Caribbean” star partners with actor Al Pacino to produce the film, which will be adapted from 1979 play “Modigliani.”

Johnny Depp to direct film on Jewish Italian painter Modigliani

Teen star gets ‘the most expensive bar mitzvah ever’ in new film

Eli Golden spent the summer filming Netflix's '13: The Musical,' a film about a boy celebrating his Bar Mitzvah in a non-Jewish town.

Teen star gets ‘the most expensive bar mitzvah ever’ in new film

New biopic ignores UK poet Siegfried Sassoon's Jewish heritage

Film on British anti-war poet Siegfried Sassoon largely ignores his Jweish heritage - much as he did himself.

New biopic ignores UK poet Siegfried Sassoon's Jewish heritage

Controversial Israeli film snubbed by Oscars

'Let It Be Morning,' Israeli-directed film with all-PA Arab cast, not among 15 contestants for Best International Feature Oscar.

Controversial Israeli film snubbed by Oscars

Will Netflix film in Tel Aviv?

Government to decide on measure to encourage foreign productions to film in Israel through tax benefits.

Will Netflix film in Tel Aviv?

Jewish film thought destroyed by Nazis restored after 80 years

1931's Europa had taken on a mythical status in the film world as an early avant-garde film that was supposedly destroyed by the Nazis.

Jewish film thought destroyed by Nazis restored after 80 years

HBO picks up film about boxer who escaped Auschwitz death march

'The Survivor' tells the story of Harry Haft, who survived Auschwitz before pursuing a boxing career.

HBO picks up film about boxer who escaped Auschwitz death march

Alana Haim debuts in star-studded Paul Thomas Anderson film

Member of 'Haim' band and daughter of Israeli footballer gets debut acting role in the film 'Licorice Pizza'.

Alana Haim debuts in star-studded Paul Thomas Anderson film

This Ukraine 'shtetl' was constructed by filmmakers

Filmmakers constructed an acre-sized shtetl for a Ukrainian WWII film. Now they want to preserve it as a museum.

This Ukraine 'shtetl' was constructed by filmmakers

Gal Gadot confirms Joss Whedon threatened her career

Israeli 'Wonder Woman' actress says 'Justice League' director said he would make her career 'miserable.'

Gal Gadot confirms Joss Whedon threatened her career

New 'Miss Hitler' film showcases anti-Semitism

New short film skewers the ‘Miss Hitler’ beauty pageant — and the everyday anti-Semitism it represents.

New 'Miss Hitler' film showcases anti-Semitism

Israeli film 'White Eye' nominated for best short film Oscar

20-minute Israeli film about lives of African migrants to Israel nominated for Academy Award.

Israeli film 'White Eye' nominated for best short film Oscar

Jenin, Jenin not to be shown in theaters

Lod court bans the screening of the controversial film about the IDF.

Jenin, Jenin not to be shown in theaters

Watch: The life story of Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg

This Tisha B'av, cut through the veil of exile and be uplifted by this amazing new film.

Watch: The life story of Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg

Will prize to movie on terrorist-defending attorney be canceled?

Following public backlash, National Lottery examines whether it can cancel 150,000 shekel prize for film portraying attorney Lea Tsemel.

Will prize to movie on terrorist-defending attorney be canceled?

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'Revolutionary' Russian film on Sobibor uprising screened in NYC

Film marks 75th anniversary of death camp uprising. 'In Russian history, the moment a film raised the Jewish Holocaust, it was banned.'

'Revolutionary' Russian film on Sobibor uprising screened in NYC

Gush Emunim 'settles' the Tel Aviv Cinematheque

Film about settlement movement pioneers screened at Tel Aviv film festival. Director: 'I wanted to bring the settlements to Tel Aviv.'

Gush Emunim 'settles' the Tel Aviv Cinematheque

'It's heroic to live on after being injured in a war'

Film chronicling 3 wounded Israeli soldiers helps high school students connect on Yom Hazikaron.

'It's heroic to live on after being injured in a war'

Poland: Investigate 'naked tag' video filmed in gas chamber

Polish interior minister orders investigation into naked video filmed at gas chamber.

Poland: Investigate 'naked tag' video filmed in gas chamber

First Arab to finally receive Israeli honor as Holocaust hero

Yad Vashem posthumously honors Egyptian doctor with Righteous Among the Nations medal in Berlin ceremony.

First Arab to finally receive Israeli honor as Holocaust hero

BDS tailwind

Culture Minister slams film misrepresenting IDF, says Israel should not fund films which aid its enemies.

BDS tailwind

Graphic novel based on Anne Frank's diary unveiled in France

Israeli director Ari Folman unveils 1st authorized Anne Frank graphic novel.

Graphic novel based on Anne Frank's diary unveiled in France

'There's no reason all the film shoots have to be in Tel Aviv'

Samaria Council spearheading efforts to bring film and TV shoots to Samaria.

'There's no reason all the film shoots have to be in Tel Aviv'

Lebanon works to ban 'Wonder Woman' because actress is Israeli

Lebanese ministry requests general-security administration ban film starring Gal Gadot, cancel Wednesday screening.

Lebanon works to ban 'Wonder Woman' because actress is Israeli

New film explores Jewish life in Ukraine through music

ILTV speaks with Israeli composer and mathematician Dr. Baruch Berliner about the new film, 'Tikva'.

New film explores Jewish life in Ukraine through music

Pre-WW2 film which foresaw expulsion of Jews to be restored

Segments of pre-World War II Austrian film that foresaw the expulsion of Jews will be restored thanks to crowd-funding campaign.

Pre-WW2 film which foresaw expulsion of Jews to be restored

Austrian film registry races to preserve early anti-Nazi film

Experts race to keep from losing "The City Without Jews" again - this time from decay.

Austrian film registry races to preserve early anti-Nazi film

Natalie Portman had to learn to talk like an Israeli

“She needed superpowers to do this all together...if Natalie had stayed in Israel another year, she would have sounded like a sabra.”

Natalie Portman had to learn to talk like an Israeli

Watch: Iran - Billions for Terror?

Short film exposes Iran's direct involvement with Hamas - and what the nuclear deal practically means for Israel.

Watch: Iran - Billions for Terror?

Richard Gere Meets with Professors at Hebrew University

Gere shot several scenes at Mount Scopus for a new film; he later met with professors in Jerusalem to discuss humanitarian work.

Richard Gere Meets with Professors at Hebrew University

And Now, Israel's Leftist Filmmakers Take Aim at 6 Day War

Leftist 'documentaries' have tried to portray the IDF as 'inhumane' for years. A new film presents 'guilt' from 1967 war of survival.

And Now, Israel's Leftist Filmmakers Take Aim at 6 Day War

Egypt: Exodus Film Presents a 'Racist' Image of Jews

Egypt’s Culture Ministry justifies ban of biblical epic because the movie presents Jews as rebels, instead of as 'weak and oppressed.'

Egypt: Exodus Film Presents a 'Racist' Image of Jews

Egypt Bans 'Zionist' and 'Inaccurate' Film on Exodus

Egypt bans Hollywood film based on the book of Exodus because of "historical inaccuracies".

Egypt Bans 'Zionist' and 'Inaccurate' Film on Exodus

'Weinstein Has Damaged IDF Soldiers' Reputations'

Bereaved families protest against AG's refusal to file indictment against Muhammad Bakri, filmmaker of libelous film 'Jenin, Jenin.'

'Weinstein Has Damaged IDF Soldiers' Reputations'

Israeli Filmmaker Wins Silver in Student Oscar Competition

Tel Aviv University student's film on choices between family, career wins prestigious prize from the organization behind Academy Awards.

Israeli Filmmaker Wins Silver in Student Oscar Competition

Documentary Focuses on Moroccan Jewry

French-Moroccan director examines Muslim-Jewish unity in Morocco, to great acclaim - and controversy.

Documentary Focuses on Moroccan Jewry

'Settlements' Coming To Tel Aviv Theaters

A screening of Ariel University films this Wednesday features real-life story of young 'hilltop' family.

'Settlements' Coming To Tel Aviv Theaters

Jewish Home's New Film: 'American Bluff'

In response to surreal US security proposals for Jordan Valley, Jewish Home's secular branch releases parody trailer.

Jewish Home's New Film: 'American Bluff'

From Hungarian Neo-Nazi to Orthodox Jew

Upcoming documentary focuses on the life story of Csanad Szegedi, the Far Right Jobbik politician who discovered his Jewish roots.

From Hungarian Neo-Nazi to Orthodox Jew

Spaniards to Play Jewish Slaves in Upcoming Film 'Exodus'

Due to the rise of unemployment in Spain, thousands attended a casting call to play Jewish slaves in the new Biblical epic "Exodus."

Spaniards to Play Jewish Slaves in Upcoming Film 'Exodus'

Irish Filmmaker: Jews are Own Worst Enemies

Nicky Larkin spoke at a pro-Israel rally in Sweden and offered fascinating insights about Israel and the Jews.

Irish Filmmaker: Jews are Own Worst Enemies

Lebanese Director: Arab League Trying to Ban My Film

Lebanese director whose film was banned in his home country because it was made in Israel, points accusing finger at the Arab League.

Lebanese Director: Arab League Trying to Ban My Film

Egypt Bans Film About Local Jewish Community

Egyptian security services have banned a film about the Jews of Egypt on the eve of its scheduled release.

Egypt Bans Film About Local Jewish Community

Berlin Film Festival Prize Winner Denies Israel's Right to Exist

Danish-Palestinian film director provoked controversy after publicly questioning Israel's legitimacy and right to exist.

Berlin Film Festival Prize Winner Denies Israel's Right to Exist

Iran Slams 'Illegal' Berlin Film Festival Director

Iran protested against the awarding of a Silver Bear to Jafar Panahi for the best screenplay at the 63rd Berlin film festival.

Iran Slams 'Illegal' Berlin Film Festival Director

Jewish Film Broadcast into Iran on Eve of Holocaust Memorial Day

For first time ever, Simon Wiesenthal Center's Academy Award-winning Holocaust documentary has been broadcast to Iran with Farsi subtitles.

Jewish Film Broadcast into Iran on Eve of Holocaust Memorial Day

Iran Plans Response to 'Argo' Film

The Iranian government is planning to finance a film that it says will correct the historical inaccuracies of the movie "Argo."

Iran Plans Response to 'Argo' Film

Filmmaker: I Do Not Represent Israel

Director of Oscar-nominated anti-Israel film says the film is only “technically” Israeli, hopes film wins so “world will see reality.”

Filmmaker: I Do Not Represent Israel

One Year Later: Hamas Airs Film Detailing Shalit's Kidnapping

Hamas marks the one year anniversary of 1,027 freed terrorists by airing film depicting Shalit's capture

One Year Later: Hamas Airs Film Detailing Shalit's Kidnapping

Film About Egyptian Jews Stirs 'Normalization' Uproar in Cairo

An Egyptian film documenting Jewish life in Egypt prior to the 1950s has stirred controversy after it was screened at film festival in Cairo

Film About Egyptian Jews Stirs 'Normalization' Uproar in Cairo

Second Bounty Offer on Anti-Islam Filmmaker

Another prominent Pakistani has offered a six-figure monetary reward to anyone who kills the producer of “Innocence of Muslims.”

Second Bounty Offer on Anti-Islam Filmmaker

Pakistani FM Thanks Clinton for Denouncing Anti-Islam Film

Pakistan's foreign minister on Friday thanked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for criticizing the anti-Islam film.

Pakistani FM Thanks Clinton for Denouncing Anti-Islam Film

Jewish Filmmaker Makes the Past Come to Life

Why is a retired lawyer traipsing around trails and talking about Holocaust survivors? If it's Ethan Bensinger, he's promoting his new film.

Jewish Filmmaker Makes the Past Come to Life

Israeli Filmmaker in Hiding After Film Sparks Deadly Protests

A filmmaker went into hiding after his movie, which provides a negative view of Islam, sparked protests against U.S. diplomatic missions.

Israeli Filmmaker in Hiding After Film Sparks Deadly Protests