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In the winter of 1992, a New York scientist isolated the material that love is made of: it is an unbelievable hormonal matter composed of three chemical elements. Ten years after that discovery, director Ari Folman goes out on a two-year journey in an attempt to investigate the material love is made of, as it […] >>
Gadi Abaje is a 23-year-old Ethiopian immigrant, whose Christian mother was forced to stay in Ethiopia. He lives on the margins of Israeli society – in Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station, supporting himself by petty thefts, and has a dream of turning the bus station’s P.A. system into a radio station that will serve as both […] >>
A tribute to the classic: “Man with a movie camera”/ Dziga Vertov (USSR 1929). A naïve documentary filmmaker, heavily armed with 3 cameras and a purple draped stage, sets out to roam his beloved country on his cheap motorcycle in order to bring to the screen the ultimate truth of his people. The racist and […] >>
During the October War of 1973, Israel’s military and political leadership, so confident of its superiority, suffered a nervous breakdown, as Israel faced a surprise attack by the Egyptian and Syrian armies. Senior officials, headed by Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan, devised wild and desperate ideas, among them the use of nuclear weapons. This 4-part […] >>
One neighborhood, one cop, one night. The Kiryat Moshe neighborhood of Rehovot is undoubtedly the most homogeneous neighborhood in Israel, always was. It was never officially defined, but when you look at the history of the neighborhood, you discover that virtually every decade there has been a population turnover in Kiryat Moshe and it has […] >>
“A journey through Kabbalah, heroin, chaos and redemption. For 10 years I’ve filmed my mother’s and my own life change dramatically. Mom, a holocaust survivor, married Rabbi Ashlag when she was 45 and he 40 years older. He taught her the secrets of Kabbalah and then passed away. Since then mom, Rebbetizin Faiga, has been […] >>
A visitor to the old city of Jerusalem is struck by the immense variety of people of various nations and religions thronging the narrow alleys. Each hat and headdress serves not only as protection against the weather, but also as an identity card, a product of many centuries of tradition. This is a story about […] >>
Michal Heiman’s work, Reality and Playing No. 3- Looking for Sarah – A proposal for a Visual Reconstruction of a D. W Winnicott Cae Study, reflects the artist’s continuous preoccupation with the interface between psychoanalysis and art. Her film refers to psychoanalyst and prediatricain Donald Winnicott’s text, “Interview with an Adolescent: ATherapeutic Consultation,” published in […] >>
For four years, the director documented Reut, a girl who was in an out of shelters, and ended up on the street. At the age of 17 Reut had her first son, who was taken away from her by social services. During filming, while fighting the State for custody of her son, she meets a […] >>
Listen to me: there is life without love. Loneliness is the soul’s forgotten desire. You don’t need anyone. Don’t search, don’t hope, don’t dream; and only then, perhaps, you too will learn how to be alone.” Based on Screenplay adapted from the short story” How To Be Alone” by Orna Coussin. >>
“Relaying: Testimonies on Motherhood Lost, Meadows Museum of Art, 2014 A Four-Channel Video Installation by Israeli artist Mali De-Kalo”. Confronting the boundaries between the art world and social action, Relaying presents testimonial monologues by mothers whose children refuse to have any contact with them as a result of the breakdown of the family unit .De-Kalo’s […] >>
This film intimately documents the life of Palestinian men living in hiding in the hills surrounding the Israeli city of Modi’in. With unprecedented access, the film portrays life in the hideout of these young men, focusing on Ahmad (19) and Muhammad (20), as they provide for their families. The harsh conditions of being “illegal” workers […] >>
The “Moments, Israel 2003 – I have a Dream” project emerged as the continuation of “Moments, Israel 2002”. This time, the project tried to transcend the boundaries of despair and focus on dreams for the future. Once again, each filmmaker approaches this question from his or her own unique vantage point. Through this project, the […] >>
This film is an Israeli coming-of-age story. The 1990s saw the birth of a new youth culture in Israel – Trance – based on enormous parties set in nature, on computerized music, on New Age ideas and on drugs. In a short time, the trance party phenomenon in the Israeli periphery grew to proportions with […] >>
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Congratulations to all the films that were selected to and won awards at the 2016 edition of the DocAviv International Film Festival!! Death in the Terminal/Tali Shemesh, Asaf Sudry - Best Israeli Film Award, Best Original Score Award and the Fedeora Award for Best Director Child Mother/Yael Kipper, Ronen Zaretzky (supported in the development phase) - Special Mention, Best Cinematography Award Town On a Wire/Uri Rosenwaks, Eyal Blachson - Best Editing Award The Patriarch's Room/Danae Elon - Best Research Award, Special Mention by the Fedeora Jury The Settlers/Shimon Dotan - Special Mention Aida's Secrets/Alon Schwarz Week 23/Ohad Milstein Shell/Hagai Adorian The Jerusalem Dream/Meni Elias Open Heart/Gad Aisen Don't Call Me Cute/Julie Shles Fantastic Reality/Avital Koren-benacot Brave Girls/Carmit Shlomi The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev/Tal Barda, Noam Pinchas (supported in the development phase through the Greenhouse Program) The festival closes on Saturday. The winner of the Israeli competition, Death in the Terminal, will screen on Saturday May 28, at 12:30pm.
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May 26 at 08:42 am
NFCT supported film "The Settlers" directed by Shimon Dotan will be screening tonight at 6pm at the Docaviv Film Festival! Check out the event page for more info
Since Israel’s decisive victory in the 1967 Six-Day War, hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens have made their homes in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank. With unprecedented access to pioneers of the settlement movement and a diverse group of modern-day settlers, religious and secular al...
May 25 at 11:23 am
TONIGHT NFCT supported film "The Patriach'S Room" directed by Danae Elon will be screening at the Docaviv Film Festival 2016!
May 24 at 09:35 am
NY Times writes about NFCT-supported film "The Settler's" a film by Shimon Dotan that was screening this week at Docaviv Film Festival. This powerful takes a look into the reality of the“hilltop youth” movement and the radical young Israeli settler of the West Bank.
A documentary by the Israeli-American filmmaker Shimon Dotan, “The Settlers,” shown in Israel for the first time on Monday, examines a fringe group known as the “hilltop youth.”
May 24 at 09:28 am
Check out NFCT supported film "Presenting Princess Shaw" exclusive TV spot!
In this new TV spot from the inspiring 'Presenting Princess Shaw,' see YouTube singer Princess Shaw team up with Israeli artist Kutiman.
May 22 at 09:25 am