Isaac Zablocki is the Director of the Israel Film Center at JCC Manhattan. He was born in New York, grew up in Israel, and served in the IDF’s leading film unit as an educational film producer. He attended film school at Columbia University and went on to work at Miramax Films. He produced and directed a feature film entitled Reality Lost and developed film educational programs for the Board of Education.
Since 2004, Isaac has been the Director of Film Programs at the JCC in Manhattan. He programs multiple film festivals a year including the acclaimed Other Israel Film Festival – about Arab and minority populations in Israel – and Reelabilites: NY Disabilities Film Festival – now a national program in over 18 major cities across the U.S.
As Director of the Israel Film Center, he is the leading programmer of Israeli films in the U.S. and developed the largest online database of Israeli films, as well as Israel Film Center Stream, the leading site for streaming Israeli films. Isaac lectures around the world in major institutions on a variety of topics from New Israeli Cinema, Hollywood and the Holocaust, and the power of film for social change.