Gábor T. Szántó -"1945"

Budapest-based novelist, poet, essayist and screenwriter Gábor T. Szántó co-wrote with director Ferenc Török the powerful Hungarian film “1945.”

Alexandra Dean - ‘Bombshell’- The Hedy Lamarr Story"

Emmy award-winning documentarian Alexandra Dean wrote and directed “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” a film that delves into the life of the Jewish émigré film star from Austria. 

Avi Nesher - "The Other Story"

Avi Nesher is one of Israel’s foremost film directors, whose films include "Turn Left At the End of the World" and "The Troupe." His latest film “The Other Story" raises important questions about the world of the ultra-Orthodox Jew

Ofir Raul Grazier - "The Cakemaker"

Ofir Raul Grazier received Israel's 2018 Ophir Award for Best Director and Best Film for his first feature narrative, "The Cakemaker." The film tackles with great sensitivity the story of intimate relationships, lost love, and the German-Israeli connection.

Oren Rudavsky - "Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People"

Filmmaker Oren Rudavsky discusses his film "Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People," which tells the story of the remarkable Jewish newspaper publisher.  

Michal Aviad - "Working Woman"

In 2019 Ophir Award-nominated “Working Woman" (for Best Film), Israeli film director Michal Aviad looks at Israeli society and the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace. Actress Liron Ben-Shlush won the Ophir for Best Actress.

Sasson Gabai - "The Band's Visit"

Veteran Israeli actor Sasson Gabai, three-time winner of Israel's Ophir Award for Best Acting, discusses playing the lead role in “The Band’s Visit” in both the movie (Best Actor - Israeli Ophir Award) and as Tony Shalhoub's replacement in the Tony Award-winning Broadway show. 

Boaz Yehonatan Yacov - "Redemption"

Writer-director Boaz Yehonatan Yacov discusses becoming religious late in life and his directorial debut "Redemption," about a religious rock star who returns to music. Yacov was nominated for an 2019 Israeli Ophir Award for Best Director.

Gil Levanon & Kat Rohrer- "Back to the Fatherland"

Israeli filmmaker Gil Levanon and Australian filmmaker Kat Rohrer speak about their film, "Back to the Fatherland," a documentary exploration of Israelis living in Germany and Austria today.

Jeremy Newberger- "Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel"

Jeremy Newberger shares his adventure in making this film with Seth Kramer and Dennis A. Miller. It's a documentary about how Team Israel, composed largely of Jewish American Major League players, fought its way to the finals of the World Baseball Classic in Japan. 

Sameh Zoabi- "Tel Aviv on Fire"

Palestinian-Israeli writer/director Sameh Zoabi talks about his comedy, "Tel Aviv on Fire," winner of the 2019 Israeli Ophir Award for Best Screenplay. The film centers on a Palestinian who becomes a soap opera writer after befriending an Israeli soldier at a check point. 

Max Lewkowicz- "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles"

Max Lewkowicz speaks about his film, "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles," in which he explores the many manifestations of Sholom Aleichem's classic "Tevye stories." The stories became the basis on Broadway for "Fiddler on the Roof," and continues to be staged today across the world in a multitude of languages.

Aviva Kempner- "The Spy Behind Home Plate"

Aviva Kempner has made a variety of films that include "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" and Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg." She speaks about her work and her most recent film, "The Spy Behind Home Plate," a film about MLB catcher Moe Berg, who also spied on behalf of the United States before and during World War II.

Eran Riklis- "Spider in the Web"

Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis has directed over a dozen classic Israeli movies, including "Cup Final," "Lemon Tree," "The Syrian Bride," and "A Borrowed Identity." Riklis speaks about his work, his career, and his latest film, "Spider in the Web," starring Sir Ben Kingsley.

Shani Rozanes- "Golda"

Shani Rozanes discovered an "off the record" 1978 television interview with Golda Meir, given just months before her death. Rozanes, together with Udi Nir and Sago Bornstein, uses this interview as centerpiece for the film "Golda," a powerful examination of Israel's fourth prime minister.

Barak Heymann & former M.K. Dov Khenin- "Comrade Dov"

Filmmaker Barak Heymann and former member of Knesset Dov Khenin talk about "Comrade Dov," Heymann's documentary portrait of the controversial politician and academic, who successfully worked across the political divide, even though he represented the Communist party in Israel's parliament.

H. Shore, F. Girard & R. Lantos- "The Song of Names"

Producer Robert Lantos, director François Girard & Three-time Oscar-winner composer Howard Shore discuss their narrative film "The Song of Names," about a violin prodigy left in London by his Polish Jewish parents weeks before the outbreak of World War II, so that he may study. Then events take over!

Roberta Grossman- "Who Will Write Our History"

Writer/Director Roberta Grossman talks about her documentary film focused on Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes archive that was created during WWII in the Warsaw Ghetto to preserve the story of Jews during the Holocaust

Yaron Zilberman - "Incitement"

Yaron Zilberman talks about his latest narrative film, "Incitement," winner of the 2019 Ophir Award for Best Picture. His narrative follows the events that led to the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, as seen through the eyes of the killer, Yigal Amir.  With a great performance by Yehuda Nahari Halevi.