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The Fading Valley

A film by: Irit Gal

Holy Blood

A film by: Itsik Lerner

Locked Down

A film by: Liat Mer

The Polgar Variant

A film by: Yossi Aviram

The Israeli Code

A film by: Ayelet Dekel

The Unwelcoming

A film by: Robby Elmaliah

Shapira & I

A film by: Yoram Sabo

Selected works by students

Selected works by students

Saga of a Photo

A film by: Mooli Landesman

Tikotin - A Life Devoted to Japanese Art

A film by: Santje Kramer

Lessons of survival

A film by: Inna Rogatchi

What's New at Ruth Films

July 2015
 

The Polgar Variant, along with The Arrest and Firstborn are screening at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival this month

Filmmaker Paula Weiman-Kelman will attend a screening of her film Fringes at a fundraiser for Hadassah Jerusalem

We are pleased to announce that things are moving ahead very nicely with the Micha Shagrir Film Collection. Over 30 films have already been digitized and the designated website will be up and running shortly!

The Unwelcoming is screening at the Ischia Film Festival in Italy

Aljazeera Balkans has licensed Tito's Glasses for broadcast in September in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia

Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger (The Flat) will be a guest of NDR's Conference about "Third Generation" in Hamburg later on this month

 
June 2015
 

We're pleased to add to our Catalogue the powerful documentary Brundibar Revisited as well as the fascinating 5 part series about the Israeli Nobel Prize Winner The Nobelists

Filmmaker Robby Elmaliah will be a guest of the Shaghai TV Film Festival this month with his film The Unwelcoming

Just off from their big win at Documenta Madrid, After the Mist will be screening at the Barcelona Jewish Film Festival, with the filmmakers present

Filmmaker Regina Schilling has been invited back to Milan for “the best of festival” at the Sguardi Altrove Film Festival with her film Tito's Glasses

The Queens YWHA will be screening two Sam Spiegel Film School shorts as part of their ongoing film series

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, along with the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, is hosting the US premiere of Lessons of Survival.
Filmmaker Inna Rogatchi present will be a guest of their “Faces of Humanity” series and deliver a lecture as well

The Sainsbury Institute in London is screening Tikotin-A Life Devoted to Japanese Art

The Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference in Montreal will be screening three of our films: Iraq N' Roll, The Human Turbine and Children of the Sun

 
May 2015
 

Filmmaker Regina Schilling, and subject Adriana Altaras will be guests of the Bell Docs Festival in Serbia this month with their film Tito's Glasses

Ruth Diskin will serve as president of the jury at the upcoming Dok Munich which opens on May 7th, 2015

GOD’S MESSENGERS is having its festive premiere at DocAviv this month

The Unwelcoming by Robby Elmalich and Locked Down by Liat Mer are screening at Ethnocineca in Austria

The Bina Film Festival in New York is screening VILLAGE OF PEACE

AFTER THE MIST is screening in the official competition at Docmenta Madrid

April 2015
 

Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger will be embarking on a North American tour with his award-winning film, The Flat

Tito's Glasses and filmmaker Regina Schilling were honored with three different awards at the Sguardi Altrove Film Festival in Milan

Arizona State University Library has just purchased some 20 new titles for its Film Collection, including: The Guardians of Remembrance, Shapira & I – In Search of the Lost Treasure, and Tikotin-A Life Devoted to Japanese Art

Yom HaShoah events at Northern Arizona State University will include a screening of The Flat

The ESRA Film Club is hosting filmmaker Gadi Aisen for a discussion about Waves of Memory

The International Water and Film Festival in South Korea is screening The Fading Valley

An Apartment in Berlin is screening at the Wrocławska Film Foundation in Poland

The Cherry Hill Jewish Film Festival is screening Jewish Identity in France

 
March 2015
 

Tito's Glasses is screening at the Utopia Cinema in Luxembourg this month

Two of our films, CLEANING TIME and An Apartment in Berlin are taking part in the Palm Beach International Film Festival

Filmmaker Inna Rogatchi will be a guest of the Jewish International Film Festival in Australia with her film Lessons of Survival, where An Apartment in Berlin is also screening

Sguardi Altrove Film Festival in Italy is screening Tito's Glasses

We are thrilled to be adding to our Catalogue two new documentaries: The Estigma? and When People Die They Sing Songs

Sayed Kashua - Forever Scared is screening at the Paris Museum of Jewish Art and History

An Apartment in Berlin is screening at the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival

The Oregon Jewish Museum is screening Iraq N' Roll this month as part of special programming

The Fading Valley is taking part in the Peace on Earth Film Festival

We are honored to be involved in hosting an evening to mark 30 days since the death of acclaimed Director-Producer Micha Shagrir later this month at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque

The Polgar Variant is screening in Philadelphia at the Israeli Film Festival

The Fresno Jewish Film Series is screening Lea and Daria

 
Febuary 2015
 

Ruth Diskin will be a guest of the Jewish Presenters Conference at the Washington Jewish Film Festival

The Fading Valley has just been licensed by Swiss TV. First transmission: March, 2015.

Tito's Glasses, by Regina Schilling is in the running for a LOLA Award at the Berlinale this month

Two of our films, The Flat and The Polgar Variant are screening at the Jewish Museum of Paris as part of special programming about families

The Polgar Variant is screening at both the JCC of Manhattan and the Washington Jewish Film Festival, in the presence of Susan Polgar

We're pleased to have added Boris Maftsir's powerful new documentary about the Untold Holocaust in Former Soviet Union Territories, entitled The Guardians of Remembrance

The Israeli Code is screening at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is screening Firstborn as part of a shorts showcase

Special Interview is screening at the Boston ReelAbilities Film Festival later on this month

 
January 2015
 

The Fading Valley has just been licensed by an American network, and will have its International TV Broadcast later on this month

The Polgar Variant will have its North American premiere at the NYJFF with filmmaker Yossi Aviram present

The Unwelcoming is an official selection of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Tikotin-A Life Devoted to Japanese Art will be screening at the Jerusalem Cinematheque later this month

The Polgar Variant is taking part in the prestigious FIPA Festival in France. Filmmaker Yossi Aviram will be a guest of the festival

The Guardians of Remembrance will be screening at Moscow Humanitarian University on International Holocaust Day

Special screenings of the Micha Shagrir classic film THE WAR AFTER THE WAR will be held in the Cinematheque in Tel Aviv and Haifa

Both The Fading Valley and STORM OF EMOTIONS are screening in Munich as part of a special series

The Sam Spiegel Film School short Firstborn is having its North American premiere at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival



December 2014
 

Filmmaker Regina Schilling will be a guest of the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival along with her film Tito's Glasses which will be screened twice on December 17th and 19th

Locked Down by Liat Mer won the Golden Castle Award at Off Cinema Film Festival in Poland

The acclaimed series, Leibowitz: Faith, Country and Man received a good review in EMRO

The Hungarian Cube is screening at the Hungarian Israel Film Festival in Budapest

The Japanese Art Museum in Berlin is screening Tikotin-A Life Devoted to Japanese Art later this month

Filmmaker Liat Mer will be a guest of This Human World in Austria with her film Locked Down

The US Holocaust Memorial & Museum in Washington D.C. in purchasing several of our films for their Library, including: Lessons of Survival, Tito's Glasses & Waves of Memory

 
November 2014
 

We are delighted to be a part of a special tribute to Micha Shagrir taking place this month at the Jerusalem Cinematheque

An Apartment in Berlin was just licensed by French TV. First transmission: January, 2015.

Co-Producer Amitai Achiman will be a guest of the Verzio Human Rights Film Festival in Budapest later this month with his film The Hungarian Cube

The Escape is screening in Italy at the Pitigliani Film Festival this month

Filmmaker Liat Mer is in Mexico for the screening of her film Locked Down at DocsDF

The Hungarian Cube is screening at the Los Angeles Hungarian Film Festival this month

The Boston Jewish Film Festival is screening two of our films An Apartment in Berlin and Footsteps in Jerusalem

The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival is hosting a screening of My Herzl in the presence of producer David Matlow

An Apartment in Berlin and Jewish Identity in France are taking part in a special program at the Jewish Cultural Society in Copenhagen

Filmmaker Yossi Aviram will be a guest of the UK Jewish Film Festival along with his film The Polgar Variant

The Washington Jewish Film Festival is hosting a special screening of Footsteps in Jerusalem later this month

 
October 2014
 

The Polgar Variant was just licensed by Polish TV. First transmission: November, 2014.

Saga of a Photo is screening at TV Fest Bar in Montenegro with filmmaker Mooly Landesman attending

An Apartment in Berlin was just licensed by Swiss TV. First transmission: November, 2014

Meni Elias will be a guest of the Ethnographic Film Festival in Belgrade with his film The Escape

Fantastisch is taking part in the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival in Los Angeles

We are delighted to have just added the detective documentary Shapira & I – In Search of the Lost Treasure by Yoram Sabo

Youngstown University is hosting the Jewish Music and Identity conference where Iraq N' Roll will be screening

Tikotin-A Life Devoted to Japanese Art is having a very busy month with screenings at many festivals including the Arlington International Film Festival, LA Femmes and having a festive premiere at the Haifa Film Festival

The Fading Valley is screening at the Boston Palestine Film Festival

The Primo Levi Center in NYC will be holding a screening of Leo Levi - the man with the Nagra

Benjamin Freidenberg will be a guest of Kino Achteinhalb in Germany for the screening Footsteps in Jerusalem as part of their Israel Film Festival

The award-winning The Flat is screening at the Israel Film Week in Athens, Greece

Duke University has just purchased a number of our newest films for their library

 
September 2014
 

AegeanDocs will be screening both Choose to Fight and An Apartment in Berlin

The Barbican Film Centre in London is screening Footsteps in Jerusalem later this month

Ruth Diskin will be a guest of the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “MANAKI BROTHERS in Macedonia where she will be conducting a film marketing & distribution workshop and where Pole, Dancer, Movie is also screening

Filmmaker Isri Halpern will be traveling to Torino for the Sole Luna Film Festival with his film Pole, Dancer, Movie

Tikotin-A Life Devoted to Japanese Art is screening at DocUtah and at the Marbella Film Festival in Spain this month

Saga of a Photo will be screening at the German-Israeli Film Series in Bielefeld Germany

The Chicago South Asian Film Festival is screening The Fading Valley

David is screening at Temple Shalom in Naples Florida

 
August 2014
 

The award-winning The Flat will be broadcast on German National TV this month

We are proud to have just added the recently premiered  The Polgar Variant to our catalogue

Tikotin-A Life Devoted to Japanese Art is screening at the Rhode Island International Film Festival this month

Both Locked Down and The Kalusz I Thought I Knew will be taking part in the Mediterranean Film Festival in Bosnia later this month

The Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival in Australia is screening The Flat

David is screening at the Shalom Club in New Jersey

 
July 2014
 

Ruth Diskin Films will be hosting the annual cocktail party at the Jerusalem Film Festival once again this year for the 12th year in a row. This year's guest of honor is renowned playwright, film director & screenwriter, Mr. David Mamet

An Apartment in Berlin was just licensed by French TV. It will be aired on December, 2014

Stanford, Cornell and Brandeis University libraries just purchased dozens of our films for educational usage, amongst: I Was There in Color, Auf Wiedersehen – Till We Meet Again, The Underground in the Tunnel of Time, Jubanos: Jews of  Cuba and more

An Apartment in Berlin is screening at the Ischia International Film Festival in Itay this month

Palestine in the South is taking part in the Arabische Filmwoche in Leipzig this month

The JCC in New Orleans is hosting a special screening of My Herzl

Ruth Diskin is just back from the Business Square at the Moscow International Film Festival

The Flat is taking part in the Stronger than Fiction Film Festival in Australia this month

We are proud to have just addedTHE POLGAR VARIANT which is screening in competition at the upcoming Jerusalem Film Festival

The Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival is screening Tikotin-A Life Devoted to Japanese Art later this month

Special Interview is screening at the Rochester Jewish Film Festival

David is taking part in the Summer Series at the Mid-Kansas JCC 

 
June 2014
 

Filmmakers Gilad Inbar and Arnon Goldfinger will be guests of the Banff Centre this month where they will screen their films and hold workshops

Kafka's Last Story will be aired on Canadian TV, Italian TV, Czech TV and Slovenian TV on June 3rd, marking 90 years to the death of Franz Kafka

Holy Blood: Temple Mount will be aired on German TV later on this month

Filmmaker Bernard Dichek won the Silver Horseshoe Award at the AsterFest Film Festival in Macedonia for his film The Kalusz I Thought I Knew

Pole, Dancer, Movie won the best film in the Game On section at Documentary Edge in New Zealand

The Barcelona Jewish Film Festival will be screening both  The Israeli Code and An Apartment in Berlin with filmmaker Alice Agneskirchner in attendance

David will be screening at the Utah Film Center later this month

The Central Queens Y is having a program of Sam Spiegel Film School shorts later this month

Special Interview will be taking part in BosiFest in Bosnia later this month

Couple or Kids by Guy Meroz and Orly Vilnai will be screening at the London Israel Film Festival in the presence of the filmmakers

 
May 2014
 

Soldier on the Roof has taken the Golden Warsaw Phoenix – Best Documentary Award of the Jewish Motifs Film Festival, which was closed a few days ago in Poland

We are honored to be hosting German filmmaker Michael Teutch in Jerusalem this week for multiple screenings of his film  From Hell To  Paradise

Choose to Fight has been selected for the Competitive Section of Krakow International Film Festival in the presence of Itay Livne. Pole, Dancer, Movie has been selected to the World International Panorama

Liat Mer is on the road again with her film Locked Down, this time as a guest of the MEDIAWAVE Film Festival in Hungary

DOK.Fest Munich is screening An Apartment in Berlin in the presence of Filmmaker Alice Agneskirchner

Kafka's Last Story to be aired on CBC Radio Canada on June, 2014, marking 90 years to the death of Franz Kafka

World traveler Irit Gal will be attending the FICA Film Festival in Brazil with her film The Fading Valley

We have four films screening at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival this year including the tribute film Footsteps in Jerusalem

My Herzl will be featured at the annual conference of the Canadian Jewish Studies Association

The Detroit Jewish Film Festival is screening four of our films including the powerful Who Shot My Father

 
April 2014
 

We are proud to have just added the beautiful Tikotin-A Life Devoted to Japanese Art and the very special Fantastisch to our catalogue

SLOVENIAN TV is licensing Kafka's Last Story. First transmission: May, 2014

Locked Down by Liat Mer will be taking part in the official competition at MediaWave in Hungary. Filmmaker Liat Mer will be attending the Screening

Detective International Film Festival in Russia is screening Wild West Hebron later this month

Filmmaker Michael Teutsch, director of From Hell To  Paradise will be arriving at Israel to attend several screenings of his Film around Yom HaShoah

Filmmaker Mamdooh Afdile will be present for the screening of his film Jean Wejnoon at the Arabiche Filmwoche in Leipzig this month

The International Jewish Film Festival in Australia is screening The Escape and The Hungarian Cube as part of their special Holocaust Film Series

Saga of a Photo will have a festive European premiere at the Berlin Jewish Film Festival with filmmaker Mooly Landesman present

The JW3 in London is screening both Black Over White and These Are My Names this month

The Paris Israeli Film Festival-Isratim, will be screening Leibowitz: Faith, Country and Man

From Hell To  Paradise will be aired on Channel 1 Israel's Public TV on Yom Hashoah Eve, April 27 at 09:00 pm

The Sam Spiegel Film School film Tormus is screening at the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival this month

 
March 2014
 

Kafka's Last Story was just licensed by Czech TV. First transmission: May, 2014. This year marks 90 years since the death of Franz Kafka.

My Herzl is showing at the Mariemont Theatre in Cincinnati on March 27th

University of Pennsylvania just purchased some 40 of our titles, including: Choose to Fight, Locked Down, Fantastisch, Leo Levi - the man with the Nagra, to name a few.

The Escape is screening at the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, which takes place this month

An Apartment in Berlin is having its North American Premiere at the Maine Jewish Film Festival in the presence of the filmmaker

Producer Jonathan Lopatin will be on a panel following a screening of his film Fringes at the Jacob Burns Film Center

The Hungarian Cube and The Escape are taking part in the first ever Holocaust Film Series at the Australia International Jewish Film Festival

Loving Sophia is screening in Berlin as part of the Berlin Israeli Film Festival

 
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