The Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema invites you to experience a very special evening of food, film, music and fun in an amazing cultural venue. VIP-ticketed guests begin with a private reception featuring a Taste of Israel--local kosher restaurants and caterers offering up delicious kosher specialities with a Jerusalem flavor. Enjoy Israeli wines and mingling with film buffs and foodies alike, then make your way into the theatre to see the Chicago premiere of Harmonia by Ori Sivan with an introduction by the director and musical presentation by the film's two composers, OJ Ofer Shabi and Yaniv Fridel.
Welcome to the largest Big Tent community showcase of Israeli features, docs and TV series--made in Israel and/or by Israelis in the past 12 months--in the Midwest! You’ll take a deep dive beyond the headlines. See Chicago Premieres of some of the most talented and internationally award-winning directors, actors and other artists working today as they share their multicultural perspectives. And have unprecedented opportunities to dialog, laugh, cry, party and otherwise interact in person with cinephiles of all backgrounds. We look forward to seeing you again, or meeting you for the first time, soon.