The festival, which was initially scheduled to take place in mid-July will instead run Aug. 20-30, in compliance with the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and local authorities. Israel has recently started to lift its restrictions on gatherings.
“The decision to hold this year’s festival was made out of our deep sense of commitment toward our audience members and the filmmakers whose brand new films have yet to be seen,” said Noa Regev, the director of the Jerusalem Cinematheque and the Jerusalem Film Festival.
“We are all eager to venture beyond our homes and return to the world of cinemas and culture, which form such an integral part of our lives.”
The Jerusalem Film Festival — Israel’s biggest film event