There is still a possibility that filmmakers will participate in in-person screenings with very small audiences, but nothing definite has been announced yet.
There will be prizes totaling NIS 500,000 that will be given to award winners.
'Sublet' stars Tony Award-winning actor John Benjamin Hickey as a New York Times travel writer grieving a loss who comes to Tel Aviv to research an article.
As always, it will feature the best of recent movies of Jewish interest — including feature films, documentaries, short films and animated films, from Israel and around the world.
The festival will be presented online this year from November 11 to 22, and will feature the best of recent movies of Jewish interest.
During the festival viewers will be given the opportunity to donate to global organizations aiding people affected by the coronavirus.
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“It’s a great sensation to see this movie here in Jerusalem,” Westheimer said.
The Jerusalem Film Festival will run from July 25 to August 4
John Turturro will repeat his show-stealing turn as outrageous, gay, ex-con bowler The Jesus in the upcoming film, which he is also directing and directing.