The Eilat International Film Festival
is an international film festival
held annually in the resort city of Eilat
, on the southern tip of Israel
, on the northern shores of the Red Sea
The festival was established in 2003 by Chen Sadan Shelach, former leading Israeli publicist (who died recently).
The festival focuses on quality films the world over, Israeli premieres, children's films and each edition hosts a different specialized category. In addition, every festival hosts a variety of workshops and related events. Guests who have attended the festival include, American
actress Valerie Harper
, Oscar winner Ari Sandel
, cinematographer Adam Greenberg
, TV director Jeremy Kagen, leading Hollywood
producers Avi Lerner
and Dan Dimbort and additionally a host of Israeli leading industry professionals and celebrities.
The first festival opened the night the Iraq War
started - an event which caused increased interest from leading international media outlets who in turn interviewed the international guests whom decided to attend the festival despite the threat of imminent missile attack on Israel.