Cinema of Israel  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Israeli film

The cinema of Israel has been in existence since the 1950s. The Israeli films often reflect typical Israeli themes and social developments. The majority of the films are produced in the Hebrew language, with many others in English, other European languages, and Arabic. Israel has been nominated for more Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (8) than any other country in the Middle East.

Israeli cinema has been developing since the early 1950s until the present, even though Jews had been producing many movies in Palestine for decades prior to the establishment of the state of Israel. The film industry generated hundreds of films through the years in various styles and genres, including Drama films, Comedies, documentaries and short films which have gained recognition and respect worldwide. The industry has known ups and downs, but for many years, and especially nowadays, the Israeli cinema has been capable of getting hundreds of thousands of viewers to the cinemas and to represent Israel with much dignity in film contests and film festivals worldwide.

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