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Tzufit Grant's 'Lost' returns to Channel 13

'Lost with Tzufit Grant' - the TV Academy Award-winning documentary series hosted by Tzufit Grant and directed by David Deri will be returning to Channel 13 with four new episodes.

The surprisingly Jewish world of ‘Tár,’ the movie garnering awards buzz

The film is winning rave reviews and early Oscar buzz in part for how convincingly Blanchett and writer-director Todd Field portray Lydia Tár.


Jean-Luc Godard, filmmaker who polarized Jews with views on Israel, dies

The Zionist Organization of America called Godard a “virulent antisemite,” arguing that he had a record of making antisemitic comments.


Israeli film school students' film wins BAFTA student film category

The film combines drama and animation and is based on the director's memories as the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, who recorded her life in a personal diary during the Holocaust.


Jewish philanthropist Shira Ruderman elected to Academy Museum's board

The American-Israeli philanthropist was one of three individuals elected to The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' board of trustees.

Will Smith's Oscar slap: What do Israelis think?

Puzzled by the ‘slap heard round the world,’ many doubt Israeli actors would have reacted this way.


Jessica Chastain wins best actress Oscar for 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye'

Chastain's film charted the real-life story of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.

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Film on World War II Resistance fighter wins Best Documentary Short Oscar

Israeli film 'White Eye' and Palestinian film 'The Present' were both nominated for Best Live Action Short Film, but lost to 'Two Distant Strangers.'

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Oscars: Predicting the 2021 Academy Awards winners

Due to the pandemic, this year has marked a sharp shift toward streaming-service films, and most of the nominated movies were shown only briefly in theaters.

Helen Mirren will portray Golda Meir in new Yom Kippur War film

The focus of the movie will be the drama of and high-stakes nature of Meir's decisions during the Yom Kippur war.

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