UK Jewish Film Festival

Etherton to take over at film festival

By Sandy Rashty, November 20, 2014

The man behind major culture festivals in the UK, Geneva, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv has been named as the next chief executive of the UK Jewish Film Festival.

Michael Etherton has organised music and film festivals across the globe since he graduated from Oxford University and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

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Rush for tickets as film festival opens

By Sandy Rashty, November 6, 2014

At least 15,000 people are expected to attend the UK Jewish Film Festival, with organisers reporting that 60 per cent of tickets were sold out in advance of the festival opening on this week.

Israeli films, The Green Prince; The Dove Flyer and Zero Motivation have been the most popular draws in London.

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How not to propose - it's a movie idea

By Stephen Applebaum, October 14, 2014

When The Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg got close to proposing to his wife, Jocelyn Towne, he panicked and broke up with her instead. She took off to Paris and he desperately went after her to try and salvage their relationship.

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Director uses family knowledge for emotive tale of living with disability

By Simon Round, October 14, 2014

Asaf Korman must have realised that the chances of his film Next To Her becoming a box office hit were slight. He is, after all, a first time feature director and the subject he chose for the movie is not remotely commercial - a frank and at times uncomfortable portrayal of the co-dependent relationship between a school security officer and her seriously learning disabled sister.

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Film festival seeks cash to cover cost of boycott

By Sandy Rashty, August 28, 2014

The UK Jewish Film Festival is trying to raise money to cover the extra costs caused by the Tricycle Theatre's boycott.

Director Judy Ironside said that arranging new venues had inflicted an unexpected financial burden on the festival.

The theatre did a U-turn last week and told the UKJFF it would screen their films but this will not happen immediately.

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Tricycle Theatre drops UK Jewish Film Festival boycott

By Marcus Dysch, August 15, 2014

The Tricycle Theatre and the UK Jewish Film Festival have settled their differences after an agreement was struck to end the theatre’s boycott.

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Tricycle Theatre refuses to host UK Jewish Film Festival over Israeli sponsorship

By Sandy Rashty, August 5, 2014

A major London theatre has refused to host the UK Jewish Film Festival because it is sponsored by the Israeli embassy.

The Tricycle Theatre was scheduled to be the main venue for the UKJFF in November, with 26 films due to be screened there as well as six gala events.

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UK Jewish Film awards teach youngsters about their past

June 2, 2014

More than 200 year-eight schoolchildren from Jewish schools took a trip down memory lane into London’s East End for a film award ceremony in honour of UK Jewish Film’s “Hackney Roots” initiative.

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UK Jewish Film Festival opening night gala

By Sandy Rashty, November 11, 2013

There was a stellar cast for the the UK Jewish Film Festival's opening gala at the end of October.

Actress Maureen Lipman, filmmaker Jes Benstock and Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub were amoung those for the showing of The Jewish Cardinal, directed by Ilan Duran Cohen.

The event was held at the BFI on London's Southbank.

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Seventeenth UK Jewish Film festival covers all bases

By Barry Toberman, September 24, 2013

From a documentary on the quintessential party song to an “extreme horror” flick from Israel, the 17th UK Jewish Film Festival covers all the cinematic bases.

Unveiling the programme for 2013, festival executive director Judy Ironside said the line-up of screenings represented “a significantly good year”.

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