October. Haifa's 35th International Film Festival has introduced a varied program of about 200 films, including premieres of Israeli films and award winners from the world's leading festivals, restored classics, international documentary films and so on.
April. As part of foreign relations and exchange of delegations, Yuval Center for Music and Youth Orchestras hosted a delegation of musicians from a music center in the region of Mansfeld-Südharz District in Germany. The delegation comprised 15 people including music students, music teachers and accompanists.
The 7th So French So Food French Gastronomy Week is the initiation of the French Embassy and the French Cultural Center.
It featured 17 French chefs led by Guillaume Gomez, Chef of the Palais de l'Elysée, and Shalom Kadosh, Chef of the Cow on the Roof restaurant, who collaborated with Israel's finest gourmet restaurants in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Nazareth and Tiberias.
Good Father (Abba Tov), a short film created by Irony Hey's film studies students, won accolades and first prize at the 7th MICE (Mostra Internacional de Cinema Educatiu) Film Festival in Valencia, Spain. The film tells the true story of a hard-working teacher (Yishai Tarragano, a teacher at the school and the main actor) who maneuvers between two jobs. The filmmakers are Tomer Ben Shimol - directing, editing, photography; Rotem Albert - production, editing and sound; Tomer Golan - photography and script; Asil Bassis - production assistant; and the teachers Shahar Adi and Moshiko Hackman.
The cultural landscape in Haifa—and indeed, in Israel—will have looked very different without Haifa Arts Foundation
Haifa Arts Foundation, established in 1976 by Haifa municipality, the Ministry of Education and Culture in Israel and the Senate of the Free City of Bremen, Germany, is active in promoting art and culture in the city. It supports cultural and artistic projects in the fields of theater, literature, cinema and visual arts, and grants scholarships to outstanding students in the fields of dance and music. The Foundation helps artists to publicize and promote their work, putting emphasis on projects that will not have been realized without its help and involvement.
Haifa Theatre fares well overseas, with its plays finding new venues in China, Toronto and Poland, among other places. Right from the very outset, the Haifa Municipal Theater loyally represented the spirit of place and time, and served in Israel as an example and role model for art that represents and demonstrates the diversity of Israeli society, its courage and its creativity.
The City Hall building celebrates 75 years to its establishment
During its first decades, Haifa Municipality resided in various rented buildings, but the growth of the municipal system and the expansion of its activity, aimed to fulfill the needs of the ever-growing population, made it necessary to have all its departments under one roof, if only for efficiency's sake.
4,000 athletes from 80 countries, 600 competitions in various sports, and a boost to the city's economy; the Youth Maccabiah games was one of the largest and most significant events to take place in Haifa in recent years
With a new open water swim and the Maccabiah Games pre-camp and hub, Haifa is off to a head start on its way to become an international sports center. In the past year and a half, Haifa hosted several major sports competitions, including the 470 Open National Championships at the Reuven Sadnai Sailing Center, and an international Judo tournament, which is turning into a local tradition.
Wadi Nisnas – a melting pot that generates a profusion of dishes
The locals refer to it simply as The Wadi, a deferential moniker that hints there is no other wadi before it; still, on the other hand, this kind of overfamiliarity might lead a person to take things for granted.
We work all year round to bring the best of France and expose the people of Haifa to events that make their life more interesting and meaningful.”In the French Carmel district of Haifa, below a French flag blowing in the wind, lies the Gaston Defferre French Cultural Center. The center brings French culture and initiatives to Haifa and exposes the city and its citizens to the finer aspects of life, as only the French truly know how to do.
The Museums of Haifa has an ambitious and bold vision for the future. In the meantime it houses 6 different museums scattered across the city. While many major cities have what you call a monumental museum, one that is a city landmark and that concentrates many exhibition spaces under one roof, Haifa adheres to the 2nd tier philosophy of smaller museums dispersed throughout the city.
TOLERANCE AND BEAUTIFUL GARDENING PRACTICES. Haifa is the holiest city to the Baha’i faith. We explore the special relationship between the city and this religion of peace, tolerance and beautiful gardening practices.