November 30, 2023

The Arava International Film Festival, originally postponed due to the war, will now take place from November 30 to December 8. The festival is offering free tickets to 2,000 evacuees from the South, who were welcomed to the area by the Central Arava Regional Council. In addition to free tickets, the council is providing a special school for evacuee children at the Arava High School, with emotional support and social activities available. The central Arava region has been designated a “green” area, but Homefront Command safety precautions will be followed during the festival. The festival will feature more than 25 films from all over the world, including Israel, at the outdoor screening complex in Zuqim village. Israeli films and classics will also be shown, along with a screening of Casablanca and Stop Making Sense. The Docaviv Galilee Film Festival in Ma’alot Tarshiha, due to the security situation, will have an online edition from November 22-25, with an option to make a donation that will go to filmmakers. The festival will feature films from Israel and around the world, including premieres like Let the Canary Sing and The Mission.