Haifa Film Festival
During the holiday of Succot the city of Haifa hosts an outstanding event: the Haifa Film Festival. This was the first international film festival in Israel, founded in 1983.
It attracts an audience of 70,000, which is constantly growing.
The films are screened in several venues on Mount Carmel, most notably the Haifa Cinematheque and the neighboring Rappoport Auditorium in the central Carmel.
In 2011 there were 280 screenings of 170 new films from all over the world. There are also many outdoor events and workshops.
We went to the Film Festival and watched a very speial film set in the Caucasus mountains of Georgia, "The Loneliest Planet". The Director (American) was also present, she and her movie were introduced to the audience before the screening, and there was a Q&A session after the screening. These added an exciting, personal dimension to the event.
The atmosphere outside was a true festival atmosphere, with live music here and there, and lots of people strolling among food stalls and arts and crafts stalls.
If you are in Israel during the Succot holidays, don't miss the Haifa Film Festival!Related to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Arts and Culture
The Festival of Festivals
the festival of festivals is celebrated in the Wadi Nisnas neighborhood of Haifa at Christmas/Ramadan/Hanuka and is a wonderful example of the peaceful coexistence that is characteristic of this city.
There is an antiques fair and the streets are full of food stalls , decorations,christmas lights and fun.
There is also entertainment for kids.It is every year in December.(I think it is every Saturday for a month)
There are walking tours through the neighborhood, the route is marked out with yellow footprints.Related to:
- Family Travel
Apparantly in Haifa they love their cats. Everywhere we went there was an abundance of pussies. They might have been strays, but the locals fed then by leaving small plates of food scattered around. The view from Haifa over the port and the Bahai temple is not to be missed. There is a walkway at the top that allows lovely views over these places.
People before their wedding
People on the day of their wedding is going out to get pictures in the nature or in beautiful streets and places.
Here a lot of people go to the Louis promenade because the view is very beautiful.
Shouting...:) an important tip for scandinavians.
This tip is probably not that special for people coming from mediterranean countries, but people who aren't used to shouting in the streets, this is a good bit of info:
On the streets of Haifa there are so many yells heard every second. This does not mean, that the people are really angry. It's a habit to shout at the smallest thing, and specially in the morning rush-hour yells are heard all the time! So scandinavians, and other silent people, don't get scared! :)
Scary cars - be aware!!
In Haifa be careful with the cars - they might bite. Well okey, not bite, but start screaming anyway! Don't touch any cars; our family made at least 5 cars alarm about robbery - and not trying to open the doors or anything, we just accidently touched the cars!
Okey, it's normal to have a burglar alarm in the car, but usually it only starts ringing if someone tries to get in the car or break the lock. But no, the Haifa cars are so over-zealous that they start alarming even for a gentle touch. Hehe... :P
So be careful when you're walking on the pavements - don't touch any cars!
Haifa is an example of a mixed...
Haifa is an example of a mixed city in Israel.
different ethnics religions that living together
in harmony. But still the best will be to avoid
political argument, after all you are on holiday.
inside the bahai shrine,which...
inside the bahai shrine,which is the center of the bahai faith,they were murdered everywhere except in israel
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