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From `Short:Long` – a tribute to Israeli cinema. A Tribute to Lovesick on Nana Street – 1995. The Sabbath is a few hours away. Victor, a confirmed ultra-Orthodox Jew, is stuck in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv after missing the last bus home. Seeking to find his way out, he encounters a different everyday reality that evokes […] >>
Pole dancing may have started in strip clubs, but over the past few years it has won international recognition as an art form, a sport and a means of empowering women. Director Isri Halpern follows Neta Lee Levy, the founder of Israel’s first pole dancing studio, as she competes for the European title. He discovers […] >>
Three prophets of rage offer three economic revolutions to restore Israeli society When you look forward on Israeli society, are you optimistic or pessimistic? Do you believe that women & man in Israel will ever reach true economic equality? Do you think Israeli economy is in good or bad shape? Can it be improved? What […] >>
From `Short:Long` – a tribute to Israeli cinema. A Tribute to Drifting – 1983. Robie, a gay film director, is asked by the Gay Association to direct a vampire musical in Independence Park (an old cruising site in Tel Aviv). When betrayal and lust on the set takes over, Robie’s attempt to direct the musical […] >>
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 […] >>
Ever since they can remember, Dasha (22) and Natasha (21), have felt unrelated, not belonging to anyone or any place. The difficult relationship between their parents in the Ukraine tore up the family. One day, without warning, their father decided to take them to Israel, along with his new wife. The girls were separated from […] >>
A journey through the life and work of Abraham Halfi, the unsung hero of Hebrew culture whose greatest yearning was to shrink “into an unknown point,” as remarked in one of his poems. He was revealed to the public only in his final years, by the popular singer Arik Einstein, who recorded Halfi’s poem “Atur […] >>
The children of illegal workers in Israel live out their seemingly normal everyday lives in the shadow of the constant fear of deportation.This film focuses on the world of the children of illegal foreign workers who are forced to deal with a complex reality which includes tough questions regarding their identity. The children’s dreams, pastimes, […] >>
Ever since Europe closed its gates to African refugees, thousands of Eritreans have fled the brutal dictatorship in their homeland and traveled north, to Israel. Many were seized by Bedouin smugglers as they crossed the Sinai desert. They are now held in camps and tortured until they pay a ransom. This film follows Eritrean radio […] >>
Micha, the director and protagonist of this film, is very disturbed by historian Uri Milstein’s upcoming, in-depth investigation into what really happened during the Battle of Sultan Yacoub, during the First Lebanon War. In the name of military camaraderie, he supports Ira, the battalion commander, as he prepares for his interviews with Milstein. After all, […] >>
In 1990, 22-year-old Marisa Villozial left her two small children with her parents in Bolivia and traveled overseas to look for a job in the West. She spent fifteen years doing hard menial labor in Israel, sending her pay home. In 2005, Marisa returned to Bolivia to reunite with her children and family, but was […] >>
A 12 year old girl, must complete a family history assignment for school. The boring task slowly becomes a sweeping drama embodying many secrets during three generations of one family, beginning before the Second World War, continuing as Holocaust refugees and ending with the fall of the collective kibbutz idealism. What does this heavy historical […] >>
From `Short:Long` – a tribute to Israeli cinema. A Tribute to Avanti Popolo – 1986. It’s a little known fact that within the already conflicted reality of Israel, Arab soldiers also serve in the Israeli army. On the memorial day of Yom Kippur, a small unit is sent to reinforce a remote army post alongside […] >>
Traveling on his scooter through Tel Aviv, filmmaker Tal Haim Yoffe finds a discarded box of old photographs in a green dumpster. This docu-detective film, slowly unwinds a family history, beginning in Lodz, Poland, and traveling through the Siberian Gulag, a Samarkand sugar plant, a Ha’apala ship and the battlefields of the Sinai Peninsula. >>
Orit Adar Bechar’s Matissa is an adaptation of Henri Matisse’s painting Harmony in Red (1908). The artist resurrects Matisse’s painting and recharges it with her own interpretation. She leaves intact the painterly and plastic components of the original work, and therefore the world in which the maid is moving about is actually a painting. Adar […] >>
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The Greenhouse Program is accepting applications until July 10, 2016 - don't miss out on the opportunity to be part of this wonderful documentary development program!
GREENHOUSE PROGRAM 2016-2017 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW OPEN! We would like to invite Emerging Filmmakers from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, & United Arab Emirates to submit documentary projects at any stage of development! The selected filmmakers will be awarded a Complete Grant covering tuition fees, round trip plane ticket, accommodations and meals during the seminars. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION JULY 10TH 2016 For more information please visit our website: http://www.ghfilmcentre.org/en/home Aylin Kuryel Firat Yucel Sarã Harakat Sara Sahra Michelle Medina Cem Hakverdi Esther Hertog Hamza Ouni Ekin Calsir Laura Bustillos Jáquez Dhyaa Joda Rana A.f Roya Eshraghi Roni Bahat Irit Shimrat Sigal Yehuda Yair Lev Bruni Burres Massimo Steadycam Nino Kirtadze Steven Seidenberg
June 16 at 11:48 am
נפתחת ההרשמה לשנה העשירית של תכנית גרינהאוס לפיתוח סרטים תיעודיים נפתחת ההרשמה לשנה העשירית של תכנית גרינהאוס, תכנית ייחודית לפיתוח סרטים תיעודיים המיועדת השנה לבוגרי בתי ספר לקולנוע ויוצרי סרט ראשון/שני ממדינות הים-התיכון וצפון אפריקה, ביניהם מישראל, ירדן, הרשות הפלסטינית, מצרים, לוב, מרוקו, תוניס, תורכיה, אלג'יר, אירן, אפגניסטן, עירק, ערב הסעודית, סוריה ולבנון. הפרויקט מנוהל על ידי הקרן החדשה לקולנוע וטלוויזיה – ישראל, מכון הקולנוע באנקרה – טורקיה, בית הספר לאמנות ויזואלית במרקש, מרוקו, ,חברת APPEL & HONIGMANN– הולנד וברוני בורס ארה"ב. מענק השתתפות מלא יינתן ליוצרים הנבחרים לשלושת הסמינרים! המענק יכלול סבסוד מלא של הטיסות (הלוך חזור), מלון, ארוחות והשתתפות בהדרכות במהלך הסמינרים. מועד ההגשה: 10 ליולי 2016. לפרטים נוספים וטפסי הגשה אנא היכנסו לאתר גרינהאוס http://www.ghfilmcentre.org/en/apply-for-the-program
Participants must be citizens of one of the countries: Algeria, Iran, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, & United Arab Emirates
June 16 at 09:52 am
Congratulations to Ido Haar, Liran Atzmor and the entire team of "Presenting Princess Shaw" for winning the Audience Choice Award last night at Sheffield Doc/Fest! Presenting Princess Shaw Ido Haar Liran Atzmor
June 15 at 12:28 pm
Read what Haaretz has to say about "Death in the Terminal" a film by Tali Shemesh and Asaf Sudry. The powerful must see NFCT supported film won Best Israeli Film award, Best Original Music Award and Best Director award from Fedeora – the European Film Critics Federation. Congratulations to everyone involved!
'Death in the Terminal' lauded in Docaviv festival for 'creating a sharp cinematic portrait of Israeli society.'
May 31 at 02:16 pm
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.
הפסטיבל הבינלאומי לקולנוע דוקומנטרי בתל אביב
May 26 at 08:42 am