The Haifa International Film Festival is an annual film festival that takes place every autumn (between late September and late October), during the week-long holiday of Sukkot, in Haifa, Israel.
The festival was inaugurated in 1983and was the first of its kind in Israel. Over the years, it has become the country's major cinematic event.
The Haifa International Film Festival attracts a wide audience of film-goers and media professionals from Israel and abroad.Throughout the week, special screenings are held of c.170 new films. Apart from movies screened around the clock at seven theaters, the festival features open-air screenings. Film categories include feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, retrospectives and tributes.
The Board of Directors is composed of film and culture professionals and public figures.[ citation needed ] The festival is underwritten by the City of Haifa, the Ministry of Education, the Israeli Film Council, and the European Union, as well as commercial companies.
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