17th Annual Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival 2024

The 17th Annual Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival has concluded with a THREE New England Premieres and TWO Connecticut Premieres. Each film illuminated a different subject matter and varied in subject, tone, and format: from a futuristic film, The Future, to a film based upon historical events, Golda, to secrets hidden within a community, Seven Blessings and a Tel Aviv style romance in Elik and Jimmy. Each film was introduced by a faculty member from a different department and two films concluded with a Q/A session with the films’ creators after the screenings.  Ma’ayan Ripp, the film director of The Other Woman discussed her film with the audience and Ronen Ben Tal, the film producer of Seven Blessings shared with the audience the movie creative process.  Gudis Schneider, the film director of Elik and Jimmy joined us via Zoom in a taped interview.

The film festival, sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Ring Family and  co-sponsored by the College of Film and the Moving Image and the Wesleyan Film Series, hosted 451 attendants from the Wesleyan community as well as the general communities. I look forward to bringing you the best of Israeli films next year, Dalit Katz, founder and festival Director.