Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi

Avi Mograbi, a documentary filmmaker whose birthday coincides with Israel’s Independence Day, is hired by an Israeli producer to direct a film about Israel’s 50th anniversary. He is also asked by a Palestinian producer to direct a film about the 50th year since the Nakaba – the catastrophe of the Palestinian people.

Festivals and Awards:

Berlinale, Germany, 1999; Outstanding Filmmaker Award at the DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 1999;  Second Prize at the Yamagata Film Festival, Japan, 1999; Special Mention at Split Film Festival, Croatia, 1999; Munich International Film Festival, Germany, 1999; INPUT TV, 1999; Seattle Film Festival, USA, 1999; Festival Tous Ecrans, Geneva, Switzerland, 1999; Athens Film Festival, USA, 1999; San Fracisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 1999; Australia Film Festival, 1999; Boston Film Festival, USA, 1999; Denver Film Festival, USA, 1999; Art Film Festival, Slovakia, 1999; Vancouver Film Festival, Canada, 1999; Portugal Film Festival, 1999; Culcutta Film Festival, India, 1999; Bombei Film Festival, India, 1999; Human Rights Film Festival, Seoul, Korea, 1999; Saint Louis Film Festival, USA, 1999; Cork Film Festival, Ireland, 1999; Wales Film Festival, USA, 1999; Kalamata Film Festival, Greece, 1999; Geneva Video Art Bianale, Switzerland, 1999; Mumbai Film Festival, India, 2000; Lubljana Film Festival, Slovania, 2000; Transmediale Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2000; Cleveland Film Festival, USA, 2000

Director: Avi Mograbi

Producer: Avi Mograbi, Serge Lalou

Cinematographer: Eytan Harris, Ron Katzenelson, Itzik Portal, Yoav Gurfinkel, Oded Kimhi, Yoav Dagan

Editor: Avi Mograbi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Co-Production: Les Films d'Ici

Distributor: International sales: Doc and Film International

Subtitles: English, French

Film Name in Hebrew: יום הולדת שמח מר מוגרבי

Avi Mograbi, a documentary filmmaker whose birthday coincides with Israel’s Independence Day, is hired by an Israeli producer to direct a film about Israel’s 50th anniversary. He is also asked by a Palestinian producer to direct a film about the 50th year since the Nakaba – the catastrophe of the Palestinian people.

Festivals and Awards:

Berlinale, Germany, 1999; Outstanding Filmmaker Award at the DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 1999;  Second Prize at the Yamagata Film Festival, Japan, 1999; Special Mention at Split Film Festival, Croatia, 1999; Munich International Film Festival, Germany, 1999; INPUT TV, 1999; Seattle Film Festival, USA, 1999; Festival Tous Ecrans, Geneva, Switzerland, 1999; Athens Film Festival, USA, 1999; San Fracisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 1999; Australia Film Festival, 1999; Boston Film Festival, USA, 1999; Denver Film Festival, USA, 1999; Art Film Festival, Slovakia, 1999; Vancouver Film Festival, Canada, 1999; Portugal Film Festival, 1999; Culcutta Film Festival, India, 1999; Bombei Film Festival, India, 1999; Human Rights Film Festival, Seoul, Korea, 1999; Saint Louis Film Festival, USA, 1999; Cork Film Festival, Ireland, 1999; Wales Film Festival, USA, 1999; Kalamata Film Festival, Greece, 1999; Geneva Video Art Bianale, Switzerland, 1999; Mumbai Film Festival, India, 2000; Lubljana Film Festival, Slovania, 2000; Transmediale Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2000; Cleveland Film Festival, USA, 2000

Director: Avi Mograbi

Producer: Avi Mograbi, Serge Lalou

Cinematographer: Eytan Harris, Ron Katzenelson, Itzik Portal, Yoav Gurfinkel, Oded Kimhi, Yoav Dagan

Editor: Avi Mograbi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Co-Production: Les Films d'Ici

Distributor: International sales: Doc and Film International

Subtitles: English, French

Film Name in Hebrew: יום הולדת שמח מר מוגרבי

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