The AICE Israeli Film Festival is spreading its wings in 2012, taking the best of Israeli cinema across Australia to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Produced by Palace Cinemas and the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange, and taking place for the first time outside of Melbourne and Sydney, the ninth AICE Israeli Film Festival will screen more films over more days than even before, with an expanded program of some of the best Israeli films from the last twelve months. Thanks to our friends at Palace cinemas, selected groups will receive free passes to the festival which has a few German language films showing.
Diverse, complex, inspirational, and turbulent, the films screening at the AICE Israeli Film Festival hold up a mirror to Israeli society, exploring the myriad of stories from one of the most diverse and multi-racial countries in the world. Artistic Director Katriel Schory said, “Israel has a wealth of stories to tell, some shaped by politics but others personal. This is a festival that overwhelmingly celebrates the stories of people’s lives. The burgeoning Israeli film industry is quite democratic, with a wealth of young filmmakers using new technologies to create films, ensuring that a multiplicity of voices is heard in the cinema.”
SYDNEY • Wed 15 – Sun 26 August • Palace Verona
MELBOURNE • Tue 28 Aug – Sun 9 Sept • Palace Como and Brighton Bay
BRISBANE • Wed 29 Aug – Wed 5 Sept • Palace Centro
ADELAIDE • Wed 5 – Sun 9 Sept • Palace Nova Eastend
PERTH • Tue 4 – Wed 12 Sept • Cinema Paradiso