Our mission

Founded in 2007, the Other Israel Film Festival presents high-quality cinema that inspires conversation and takes a deeper look into Israeli and Palestinian societies, as well as other minority populations in Israel. The festival explores themes relating to human stories and social justice challenges for Israel and its neighbors. The goal of the festival is to use film as a a catalyst for a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration of, and dialogue about Israeli and Palestinian societies.  With our partners, we aim to engage our community, deepen its view, challenge its perspectives, and drive it to action.
 
The Other Israel Film Festival uses film to foster social awareness and cultural understanding. The Festival presents dramatic and documentary films, as well as panels and events about history, culture, and identity of minority populations in Israel with a focus on Arab/Palestinian citizens of Israel, who make up twenty percent of Israel’s population.