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Time to start preparing your Summer 2019 checklist: Buy suntan lotion, pick wildflowers, host a barbeque, make plans to attend the 36th Annual Jerusalem Film Festival! It’s 11 days, over 200 films, prizes awarded to the very best, and you’ll be a part of it all! From star-studded international features to independent productions and the best of Israeli cinema, this unique film fest showcases excellence from various genres.

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet festival guests, including world-renown stars, writers, directors, cinematographers and other movie-making professionals. Film enthusiasts will enjoy Jerusalem’s many cinema spaces and be delighted by JFF on the Go, which presents films under the stars throughout the festival, and Cinema Park, which includes a 300 square meter pool with rubber boats, a giant LED screen, and a concert stage featuring live musical performances nightly.

As you travel across the city to attend screenings, workshops, master classes, parties, musical shows and other festival events, you’ll experience how ancient cultures give modern spice to the contemporary vibe and personality of this global city. Fill your spare time strolling through neighborhood streets, exploring local shops, and taking your pick of Jerusalem’s wide variety of restaurants and cafes. You may have attended other film fests, but you won’t find one quite like this and, certainly, none other can boast the grandeur of the eternal City of Peace!