Israel Film Festival Wows Audiences in New York and LA

The Israel Film Festival Still Going Strong in the Big Apple

In the 1980s Israeli musician Meir Fenigstein decided to create a venue through which Israeli films would be available to the American audience. It was not that Americans could not see Israeli movies, but as foreign films, they were shown only in small art houses, and oftentimes by the time one would find out about a particular movie, it would no longer be available. The Israeli movie industry was developing and producing increasingly inspiring and entertaining films and it seemed a shame that they did not have the opportunity for greater exposure to American moviegoers.