2015 AICE Israeli Film Festival

The programme for the AICE Israeli Film Festival received a makeover this year under Richard Moore, who took over as artistic director. From Australian and world premiering films to classics of Israeli cinema, stories of Israeli immigrants, tensions between the Jewish state and its neighbour, to the local queer community – there’s a mix of […]

2014 Israeli Film Festival

The Israeli Film Festival, supported by the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE), is back for its 11th year at Palace Cinemas across the country – including Canberra, where the festival kicks off on 19 August. A diversity of the best in Jewish cinema is showcased. This year’s selection cuts across the spectrum of human emotion, […]

Passover: An interview with Rabbi Avital

The eight day festival of Passover commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The story is a powerful one, and represents an important part of Jewish history and culture. To learn more about Passover and to discuss its associated foods and rituals, I spoke to Rabbi Dan Avital, from the Chabad […]