The Film Bus is TISFF’s flagship project. The project was established with a desire to promote cultural events that combine cinema and creativity with social and community gatherings in the periphery of Israel.
Equipped with a projector, a large screen, a sound system, and popcorn, and full of Israeli and international students, the Film Bus sets out on a week-long journey and passes through various places throughout the country. During the week, films are screened for the general public under the stars. The Film Bus project allows TISFF to spread its magic around Israel, with the belief that cinema stimulates fruitful and enriching discourse.

FilmBus 2023

In 2023, the Film Bus visited the south of Israel – Arad- Ofakim- Ashalim- Yeruham- Mitzpe Ramon.
And focused on the connection between music and cinema.

Throughout the week, there were collaborations with musicians at the beginning of their careers, to enable social, professional, and enriching connections with film students. The combination was created with the notion that sound and image – film and music – create a universal language for a wide audience. Students hold activities for the local community each day of the week-long journey. When the sun sets, they set up the big screen and as the smell of popcorn fills the air, the magic begins.

FilmBus 2022

In 2022, the Film Bus had its opening event at Dizengoff Center, Tel Aviv, and then headed north of Israel- Tiberias- Katzrin- Kiryat Shmona- Rosh Pina. 

Since the Film Bus is operated by and for students, the project focused on student communities around the country. At each stop, the crew met with a young audience of students and pre-army youngsters, with a common inspiration to create, make art, meet each other and, of course, enjoy their love for films together.