Opening Night Photos: The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia

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. Last weekend the opening of the Israeli Film Festival took place at the International House, and PhillyChitChat photographer Mike Hirata headed out there and grabbed a few shots.

 Mindy Chriqui, Founder and Coordinator, Nurit Yaron, Chairperson, Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia, Einat Zarhin, and Shemi


 Kahlil Ali and Ashley Heitzman. 
 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.
 Larisa Lenoff and Ken Lenoff. 
 Dorel Shanon and Stuart Bogom. 
 Galit Carmely and Karnit Biran.


 Jessica Naim and Lital Gold.


 Eli Philip, Michal Philip, and Bill Burrows.


 Moran Birman and Dana Birman.

 Irene Fridman and Alex Fridman.


 Galit Carmely, Laurel Fairworth, and Elina Cher.


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.