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Haifa International Film Festival

The Festival presents new films, both features and documentaries, from more than 40 countries. The Czech representative at the Haifa IFF for 2014 will be the newest movie by Viktor Tauš "Clownwise".

The Haifa IFF, the leading cinematic event in Israel, was founded in 1983 as the first international film festival in the country. Growing steadily in both the number of screenings and attendance, The Haifa IFF has earned a world-wide reputation for both the quality of its program and the friendly atmosphere.

The Haifa IFF is held on the beautiful Mount Carmel, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The festival brings together each year an ever-growing audience along with hundreds of Israeli and foreign professionals from the film and television industries and offers 280 screenings of new films from around the world, including 70 Israeli productions. 300,000 people in total take part in the activities of the Festival, including the outdoor events, screenings, workshops and more, and dozens of journalists from both the print and broadcast media, from Israel and abroad, cover the event.

The Festival presents new films, both features and documentaries, from more than 40 countries. These screenings are attended by international guests, filmmakers, producers and actors, that meet with the audience and the Israeli film industry. 

The Czech representative at the Haifa IFF for 2014 will be the newest movie by Viktor Tauš "Clownwise"

At the beginning of their careers Oskar, Max and Viktor created a superstar clown trio called The Busters. Their clownery personified little islands of freedom in the midst of a motionless swamp of resignation during the communist regime of the former Czechoslovakia. An explosive disagreement, however, led to the three clowns breaking up. As it turns out, the clowns, beloved by the nation, can’t stand each other. Now, after thirty years in exile, Oskar returns to end his artistic career in Prague. The meeting with his former friends leads to an unavoidable confrontation. Will the glimmer of the former sunshine days create a spark that will set them on fire again? Even after all this time the question remains the same: who will have the last laugh?in? Even after all this time the question remains the same: who will have the last laugh?