17, December 2014: Slated to screen more than 50 films (including full feature, documentaries, short films, classical and children’s films), the 16th annual Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival (JJFF) is set to launch during the week of Hanukkah, from December 16 to 23, 2014. Film buffs from around the world are taking advantage of the convenient airport transfer services with companies like Shuttle Direct to make their visit smooth and hassle free.

The 16th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, held at the Jerusalem Cinematheque on Hebron Road in Jerusalem, is notable this year for many reasons. Firstly, it features Emmy Award-winning comedian Sarah Silverman as its guest of honour. (Incidentally, the festival also screens Silverman’s own film, ‘Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles’.)

But aside from its eclectic yet incredibly entertaining selection of powerful films and features, the 16th JJFF is also a must-visit for film buffs for the scheduled lectures, discussions and panels with filmmakers. Visitors to the festival can expect a full week of fantastic movie viewing experiences, with films such as Christian Petzold’s ‘Phoenix’ and Amos Gitai’s ‘Tsili’. Young film buffs are also in for a treat, with a number of films for children, such as ‘Belle and Sebastian’, ‘Friends Forever’, and ‘War of the Buttons’.

Attendees can learn about the ever-evolving filmmaking process, the challenges inherent in the craft, the specific life-changing experiences of directors and screenwriters that inspired them to create their award-winning works, and the fun aspects of shooting a film. Airport transfer companies like Shuttle Direct are expecting to be kept busy with an influx of short-term visitors wanting to make the most of their limited time and looking for a smooth transition from travel to accommodation.

Held annually since 1999, the JJFF has served an instrumental role in enhancing the appreciation and articulation of issues concerning the Jewish identity, as well as universal concerns regarding cultural diversity and freedom.

The Festival’s venue is easily reachable from the airport, and the Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion airport serves as operational base for a number of reliable airport transfer service companies, including Shuttle Direct.

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