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Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals. The American Film Market & Conferences is the largest motion picture trade fair in the world. 

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The 31st Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles celebrated its opening night before a sold-out crowd




Israel Film Fest in LA- Meir Fenigstein, left, Ayelet Zurer, Karin Eliyahu-Pery & Jeffrey Tambor

The 31st Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, which runs through November 21st, celebrated its opening night before a sold-out crowd at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on November 5th.  Festival founder/executive director Meir Fenigstein presided over the night, which honored Jeffrey Tambor with the 2017 Israel Film Festival Achievement in Television Award and Lior Ashkenazi with the 2017 Israel Film Festival Cinematic Achievement Award.  Israeli filmmakers, including leading actors, directors, producers and writers representing many of the films playing in the Festival, walked the red carpet and later gathered on stage.  The Festival opened with a screening of the film Ben-Gurion Epilogue, winner of the 2017 Ofir Award for Best Documentary.

Award-winning Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer presented Tambor with his award.  Mark Ivanir presented Ashkenazi with his award.  Karin Eliyahu-Pery, Consul for Public Diplomacy, spoke on behalf of the Consulate General of Israel, Los Angeles      

Among those in attendance were Adam Berkowitz – 31st Festival Chairman & Co-Head of Television, CAA, Alon Aboutboul, Actor, Harmonia, Roni Abramowsky, Producer, Maktoub, Guy Amir, Writer/Actor, Maktoub, Ehud Bleiberg, Producer, The Cousin, Ania Bukstein, Actress, A Quiet Heart, Mike Burstyn, Writer/Director, Azimuth, Shuki Friedman, Producer, Azimuth, Hedva Goldschmidt, Distributor, Go2Films, Yiftach Klein, Actor, Azimuth, Niko Koshet, Actress, Yariv Mozer, Director, Ben-Gurion, Epilogue, Ofer Naim, Producer, Almost Famous Operation Egg, Arik Rotstein, Director, Antenna, Hanan Savyon, Writer/Actor, Maktoub, Adar Shafran, Producer, Maktoub, Sammy Sheik, Actor, Azimuth, and Dan Wolman, Director/Producer, An Israeli Love Story.

For 31 years, the Festival has presented over 950 feature films, documentaries, television dramas and short films to close to a million film goers and brought hundreds of Israeli filmmakers to the U.S. to share their art.  The Israel Film Festival is produced by IsraFest Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization created in 1982.  Among the Sponsors of the 31st Israel Film Festival are long-time partners Millennium Media, Adelson Family Foundation, The Hollywood Reporter, Rabinovich Film Project, Israel Film Fund, Variety, Eclipse, Maurice Marciano Family Foundation, Max Webb Foundation, David and Judy Shore Foundation, CAA, Screen International, New Regency, Bank Leumi USA, Four Seasons Hotel, The Orlando Hotel, SLS Hotel, Pacific Holdings, Yvel and the Israel Consulate in Los Angeles, to name a few. 

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