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Jerusalem belongs to the world and the Jerusalem Film Center and this festival belong to all who cross paths in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem International Film Festival is a concentrated version of the engaging year-round mission and programming of the Jerusalem Film Center. Although we are known locally as "The Cinematheque," our facility features not only a rich array daily screenings but also an archive, specialized cinema research library, film memorabilia collections, class and conference rooms, digital viewing stations as well as the incomparable vistas from our plaza, cafe, garden and terraces.
Founded on this site, thanks to George Ostrovsky's generous initial support for the building, completed with funding secured by Teddy Kollek, the Jerusalem Foundation, from friends around the world and expanded, renovated and sustained thanks to the generosity of the above and most notably, the Van Leer Group Foundation and the Ostrovsky Family Fund, these principals have been joined by an array of major givers, noted at our entry and on our website.
In 1984, Lia van Leer, then Director, currently JFC President, launched the international film festival but it is ONLY through the graciousness of the above and many individuals and institutions worldwide, that this place and this event have been made possible. We salute one and all. Please note acknowledgments posted around the building and throughout our festival materials as well as our sponsorship signage - EVERY contribution helps, not only for the Festival but also year round.
To learn about ways you too, can support our on-going endeavors, contact: Daniel Cohen daniel@jff.org.il