Apples from the Dessert Takes Audience Award

The film Apples from the Dessert wins the Cherry Hill JFF 2016 Audience Award for best drama. The film Was written and directed by Matti Harari and Arik Lubetzky. It tells the story of Rebecca Abarbanel, an...

Fatma Shannan Wins 2016 Haim Shiff Prize

Artist Fatma Shanna won the 2016 Haif Shiff Prize for Israeli Figurative-Realist Art.  She will receive a monetary award as well as a solo exhibit at the Tel Aviv Museum. (Above: "Razan", by Fatma Shannan;...

Fauda Wins 6 Israeli Academy Awards

The Israeli TV Show "Fauda" ("Chaos" in Arabic) has picked up six Israeli Academy Awards, or "Ophirs", including Best Drama Series, at the Israeli Academy Television Awards 2016. The series, created by Avi Issacharoff...

2 AICF Recipients Win Maurice M. Clairmont Award

Yuval Chen and Itay Navon, two AICF Grant Recipients, have won the Maurice M. Clairmont Award. Mr. Chen won the Maurice M. Clairmont Composition Performance Award. Mr. Navon won the Maurice M. Clairmont Piano Competition.

NFCT Films Win Top Awards at DocAviv!

14 NFCT-supported films participated in the 2016 edition of the Docaviv International Film Festival from which 9 films won out of the 10 awards in the Israeli Competition, as well as the Audience Award! Congratulations...

Our Tarbut (Young Leadership) Event with Hyphen-Hub and Vibe Israel

On May 18th, AICF's Tarbut group, Hyphen-Hub and Vibe Israel held a joint event showcasing Israeli artists working with innovation technology.

Inbal Segev Receives Rave Reviews from NY Times and Washington Post

Recent highlights for Inbal Segev include her debut at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where she was among the "notable standouts" according to The New York Times. Her Bach Cello Suites album...

Bar Zimmerman Wins First Place in the Prijs Mieke Van Weddingen

Bar Zimmerman won the First Prize for ages 16+ in the Prijs Mieke Van Weddingen competition in Leuven, Belgium.

Yotam Silberstein’s New Album Campaign is on Kickstarter!

Jazz guitarist and composer Yotam Silberstein has launched a campaign on Kickstarter to help create a new album, "The Village". It will feature some amazing musicians: Aaron Goldberg on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and...

Maya Isacowitz, Suzanne Vega and Joan Osborne Performed at City Winery

On May 8, 2016, Maya Isacowitz opened for Joan Osborne and Suzanne Vega at NYC's City Winery.

Einav Yarden New Solo Album

Pianist Einav Yarden's new solo CD, Haydn – Six Piano Sonatas, will be released this Friday, May 6, on Challenge Classics (Challenge Records International). This CD comprises of Six sonatas from Haydn’s middle period, sonatas that have...
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White House Jazz Day Workshop Led by Daniel Rotem

Tenor saxophonist and AICF scholarship recipient Daniel Rotem conducted a jazz workshop at the White House, at a Jazz Day event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. Rotem is a member of the seven-member Thelonious...