Join us for the 2024
Israel Film Center Festival!

Check out the lineup below, screening in person from
June 4-10, 2024.



June 4, 2024 | 7 PM
Opening Night Reception at 6 PM

Dir. Gidi Dar
Narrative/Animation | English | Israel | 2023 | 91 min
World Premiere

An animated epic set 2,000 years ago during Roman rule in Israel, the film portrays a Jewish civil war and the destruction of the Second Temple, reshaping Jewish history. Winner of four Israeli Academy Awards. Voice acting by Oscar Isaac, Elliott Gould, Evangeline Lilly, and Billy Zane.


June 5, 2024 | 5:30 PM

Dir. Adar Shafran
Narrative | Hebrew, English | Israel | 2023 | 104 min
New York Premiere

When Eritrean refugee Aumari faces deportation, a case of mistaken identity propels him into the world of professional soccer as a Nigerian player, unraveling a tale of identity, resilience, and unforeseen chances.


June 5, 2024 | 7:45 PM

Dir. Maayan Schwartz
Documentary | Hebrew, Arabic | Israel | 2022 | 58 min
New York Premiere

In 1970s Israel, Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam emerged as a daring utopian Palestinian-Israeli village where coexistence challenged conventional nationalities and histories. Through the lens of its inhabitants, this documentary explores the journey of the ‘children of peace,’ raised amidst this revolutionary ecosystem, as they grapple with the harsh realities of the ongoing conflict and confront the ultimate question: is coexistence truly possible?

Conversation: The Impact of October 7 on Israeli Cinema

June 6, 2024 | 5:30 PM

Join us for a conversation on the impact of Oct 7 on Israeli Cinema and hear of some of the exciting upcoming film initiatives. Hosted by the Israel Film Center.


June 6, 2024 | 7 PM

Dir. Jonathan Dekel
Narrative | English | Israel/Ukraine | 2024 | 98 min
East Coast Premiere

In this Mossad comedy, a desperate American Jewish spy navigates the clash between American culture and Israeli machismo as he tries to alert his Israeli comrades of a legendary terrorist threat, leading to chaos and unexpected alliances.


June 7, 2024 | 6 PM
Followed by 20s + 30s Shabbat Dinner at 8 PM

Dir. Dan Shadur
Documentary | Hebrew | Israel | 2023 | 96 min
East Coast Premiere

In a country ravaged by PTSD, Amos Dov Silver swore he would never let anyone suffer the way he did. But when the mobile app he creates becomes the largest marketplace for marijuana in Israel, he becomes a guru to thousands and a persecuted enemy of the state.


June 9, 2024 | 2 PM

Dir. Ayelet Menahemi
Narrative | Hebrew/Arabic/French | Israel | 2023 | 111 min

Marie reunites with her family for her wedding, forcing them to confront the past while wrecking the present in this tragicomedy about fury, forgiveness, and food.


June 9, 2024 | 4:30 PM

Dir. Noam Kaplan
Narrative | Hebrew, Arabic | Israel | 2023 | 80 min

In a near-future Israel, a scientist’s algorithm to prevent violence fails, leading her to confront a young Palestinian assassin, sparking intense dialogue about their pasts.


June 9, 2024 | 6:30 PM

Dir. Matan Yair
Narrative | Hebrew | Israel | 2023 | 80 min
New York Premiere

After inadvertently confessing his personal struggles during a military interview, high school senior Uri must navigate family turmoil and self-discovery while striving to secure his own independence and a room of his very own.


June 10, 2024 | 5 PM

Dir. Yona Rosenkier
Narrative | Hebrew | Israel | 2022 | 105 min
New York Premiere

Unemployed Ben and his estranged drunken father find themselves on a week-long unexpected road trip—on a tractor through Israel’s neglected backyard. 



June 10, 2024 | 7:30 PM
Closing Night Reception at 6:30 PM

Dir. Maya Kenig
Narrative | Hebrew | Israel/France | 2023 | 94 min
North American Premiere

Offbeat musician and new mom Tala works at “Milky Way,” a unique dairy where breast milk is sold to rich clients.

Special thanks to our festival partners: