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Jerusalem film festival announces in-person dates for August 2021

Annual film event for 2020 was postponed twice, then ultimately took place online for digital viewing

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

Opening night of the annual Jerusalem Film Festival is always held at Sultan's Pool, under the walls of the Old City. (Uri Lenz/Flash90)
Opening night of the annual Jerusalem Film Festival is always held at Sultan's Pool, under the walls of the Old City. (Uri Lenz/Flash90)

Planning ahead for better times, the International Jerusalem Film Festival produced by the Jerusalem Cinematheque has announced its 2021 festival dates, August 24 through September 4.

This year, the festival plans to return to its usual program of in-person screenings shown at the theaters of the Jerusalem Cinematheque and other theaters around the city.

The 37th Jerusalem Film Festival was held online in December in a digital format, after being postponed twice due to the pandemic.

The in-person version of the festival was eventually canceled due to the pandemic. The festival program had already been finalized with more than 150 films from 60 countries, ten competitive categories awarding prizes in the amount of NIS 1 million, screenings throughout the city’s neighborhoods, special programs and a selection of new film ventures.

The Cinematheque also held its winter film festival, the 22nd Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, over the course of the Hanukkah festival, November 11-22, with all films screened online.

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