This year, we offer you a concentrated festival comprising, almost entirely, of original productions that will flood the imagination with additional, possible realities. A festival that curates reality through meticulously produced artworks, expands your mind and also tries, wherever possible, to influence that reality in return. During the three weeks of Mekudeshet 2018—and actually at any given moment—we try to go back to our roots, to the spring or the heart of the city, and to call on everyone who believes—no matter what—to come to Jerusalem, to come find what is sacred for them, to come in peace.Tongues of Fire
The world is not really small. This is an illusion. The more you rummage around in it, the more you understand that you don’t really understand, and the more you get to know it, the more you realize that you don’t know it at all. Actually, there is one really simple reason for this—the world is huge, multi-layered, complex and enigmatic. And most of the time, we look at it from the same place and from the same angle.
For one week, HaMiffal will turn into a port from which to set sail and to meet inspiring people from local and distant points on the map. An open invitation to learn about them and to learn about ourselves from them, and all this with an additional bonus—you don’t need a passport for this journey.
Video interviews in HaMiffal’s salon—we invited numerous inspirational people from all over the world to talk to us live from their laptop at home.
JERUSALEM_PORTAL in the courtyard of HaMiffal—a series of personal and group meetings with people in select places in the world via the international organization Shared_Studio’s golden container.
Five things it is worth knowing about the container:
1. All the meetings in the container require advanced registration except for two meetings (Jordanian Dinar and Kabul Unplugged). Registration will open in the next few days.
2. Most of the meetings will be held in English.
3. A single meeting could consist of up to six participants unless otherwise stated in the program or in the registration process.
4. Each meeting will last between 10-15 minutes.
5. Mekudeshet and HaMiffal retain the right to make changes.
Artistic Director: Gilli Levy (HaMiffal) // Natan Odenheimer (The State of Jerusalem) // Artistic Director, Mekudeshet: Michal Vaknin // Producer: David Kosher (Mekudeshet) // Executive Producer: Anat Bosak (HaMiffal) // Technical Manager and Screening: Ohad Zrihen and Arik Futterman (Organuz) // Courtyard Design: Art Department, HaMiffal // Graphic Design: Tal Harada (HaMiffal) // Container Production: Shared_Studios