Haifa will host its 26th International Film Festival, featuring a range of excellent prize-winning movies from around the world, live music events, outdoor film screenings and outdoor fairs for the general public. Tamara Drewe, a film by Stephen Frears, who also made My Beautiful Laundrette and The Queen, will open the festival. The film tells the entertaining, scandal-filled tale of Tamara Drewe, which takes place in the heart of rural England.
The festival will host 300 guests from the local and international film industry, who will meet Israeli audiences at receptions and discussions on films. The festival will hold three competitions: The Golden Anchor, for Mediterranean film; the International Competition, for premieres; and the best Israeli full-length, short, documentary films or television dramas.
When? September 23-30, 2010
Ticket price: NIS 40 (discounts for university students, IDF soldiers, senior citizens and guest staying at Haifa hotels)
Tickets may be purchased at box offices as of Sunday, September 19, 2010, the day after Yom Kippur
Monday September 20 from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Tuesday September 21 from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday September 22 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. and during the festival from 9:00 A.M. to the beginning of the last movie screening.
Haifa Auditorium, 138 Hanassi Boulevard
Haifa Cinematheque, 142 Hanassi Boulevard
Rappaport Hall, 142 Hanassi Boulevard
Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Raphael Auditorium, 89 Hanassi Boulevard 89 Phone Number: 04-838-3554
Krieger Center, 6 Eliahu Khakim Street, French Carmel, Phone Number: 04-859-8012
Al Midian Theater, Hanevi’im Tower, 2 Khoury Street, Phone Number: 04-864-1871, 04-864-1872