The AICE Israeli Film Festival has announced its daring 2015 programme, featuring 35 titles across six categories, screening in four cities from August 17 - 30 at Palace Cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth.


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'Red Dog', the celebrated film which opened the AICE Australian Film Festival in Israel a few months ago, scooped a swag of accolades at the Inside Film (IF) awards in Sydney.

The film - about a kelpie that united a remote mining community in Western Australia - won seven awards on Wednesday night at the ceremony in Luna Park.

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An Australian film about a radical Palestinian who holds a Holocaust survivor hostage after a failed attempt to blow up a synagogue began production in Melbourne this week.

'Last Dance' - featuring Julia Blake ('Bed of Roses') and Firass Dirani ('Underbelly') - will open in cinemas in 2012.

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Award-winning Israeli film director Joseph Cedar has won another award.

Cedar, whose 2007 film Beaufort was nominated for best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards in 2008, was recognised for his work in promoting global Jewish unity at the 2011 NADAV Jewish Peoplehood Award in Jaffa.

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A new photography exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art opened last weekend featuring the works of artists from Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Among the artists on show are Brisbane-born Tony Albert, New Zealand's Shane Cotton and Tibetan Gonkar Gyatso.

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From rollicking comedies to sensitive dramas, from riveting, political documentaries to hot-blooded romance, the AICE Israeli Film Festival presents the best of contemporary Israeli cinema to Australian audiences. Produced by Palace Cinemas and the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange, the Festival is the only Australia-wide showcase for Israeli film. Now in its 11th year, it continues to grow and diversify in 2014 with the inclusion of exceptional short films perfectly paired with some of the outstanding documentaries on offer.

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Social and political commentaries; tales of love, loss and redemption; stories of history, friendship and unlikely alliances: 2013 sees the AICE Israeli Film Festival celebrating its first decade in Australia with one of its strongest programs yet.

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'Red Dog', the film that featured in this year's AICE Australian Film Festival in Israel, won another award this week as it passed the $20 million mark at the box office.

Producer Nelson Woss received the $US100,000 grand prize at the Heartland Film Festival in Indiana on Saturday.

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