The Israel film festival in Los Angeles celebrates its 30th anniversary at the Israel pavilion at the Cannes international film festival
Cannes, France —-The Israel Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival hosted a cocktail celebration today, sponsored by Youval Ziv, CEO of Pacific Holdings, for the launch of the 30th Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, the largest showcase of Israeli cinema in the United States. Among those in attendance were Meir Fenigstein, founder/executive director of the Israel Film Festival; Avi Lerner, chairman of NuImage/Millenium Films; Robin Burt, head of marketing for the American Film Market, the film festival directors from Tokyo, Sonoma and Newport Beach, representatives from The American Pavilion as well as leading Israeli filmmakers.
“The debut of the Israel Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival is the perfect place to celebrate this milestone year of the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles,” said Meir Fenigstein, founder/executive director of the Festival. “As we prepare for our upcoming anniversary gala dinner of Hollywood Saluting Israel on November 9th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the outpouring of support and excitement among current and future sponsors, buyers, sellers and filmmakers in Cannes has been overwhelming.”
The 30th Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles takes place November 9 – 23, 2016. Leading sponsors include: Saban Family Foundation, New Regency Productions, Millennium Films, Adelson Family Foundation, Variety, Israel Film Fund, Eclipse, Israel’s Ministry of Culture and Sport, Rabinovich Foundation and Pacific Holdings