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Events in Haifa
9-18/10/2014 Haifa International Film Festival!
The Haifa International Film Festival, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, was founded in 1983 as the first international film festival in the country. This important international event has earned a worldwide reputation in the Israeli and international film industry. Approximately 300,000 people take part in the activities of the Festival, which includes 280 screenings of new films from all over the world, live music events and outdoor films held until the early morning hours.
About 300 special guests, representatives of the Israeli and international film industry, are hosted at the Festival, which promotes topics of pluralism, coexistence and the aspiration to peace. Festival guests meet with the audience and filmmakers at receptions, in artist workshops, international conferences and film-related discussions.
The artistic program of the Haifa International Film Festival is known for its high quality and level. Most of the Festival’s filmshave won prizes and have been selected by important film festivals throughout the world.
In addition to the cinematic activities held indoors, the Haifa International Film Festival holds events to which a large audience is attracted: arts and crafts fairs, outdoor performances, livemusic concerts, outdoor film screenings – all open to the general public.