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annual CatalOgue OF israeli Films 2010-2011
28 פסטיבל הקולנוע ירושלים
JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL
Head of Research & Coordinator: nirit eidelman Research: limor levy Translation & Editing: tamar Cohen Illustrations: lena Baklanova Graphic design and printing: Keterpress enterprises, Jerusalem
annual CatalOgue OF israeli Films annual CatalOgue OF israeli Films annual CatalOgue OF israeli Films
ladies and gentlemen,
The Jerusalem Film Center, housed in the beautiful historical building facing the walls of the Old City, is home to the Israel Film Archive, the largest archive responsible for the preservation of Israeli fiction, documentary, and experimental cinema; the Jerusalem Cinematheque, which offers the best of Israeli and international cinema all year round; and the Jerusalem International Film Festival, the prestigious cinematic event that takes place every summer. The catalogue presents up-to-date information about the feature and documentary films produced in Israel over the past twelve months. The information has been gathered by the staff of the Jerusalem Film Center's resource center and with the cooperation of film funds, producers, and filmmakers throughout Israel. This annual service gives a broad picture of what is happening in Israel in the field of feature and documentary cinema. As you will see for yourself, it displays the fascinating and high-quality array of Israeli cinema in full creative bloom. Yours, lia van leer Founder and President Yigal molad-hayo Acting director
dear FilmmaKers, BuYers, and distriButers,
The Israeli film industry has known an unprecedented burst of creativity in the last decade. The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, in association with the Recanati Foundation, has had the privilege of being a part of these wondrous years, supporting a large part of the Israeli full-length feature films, documentaries, TV dramas, student graduation films, and experimental films. Together, the two foundations have been operating the “Cinema Project” since 1988, within the framework of the Rabinovich Foundation and under its management. The project is independently funded and supported by the Cultural Administration at the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Israeli Council for Cinema. We believe this catalogue is a vital and necessary tool for aiding the distribution of the great variety of Israeli films produced here in the last year. We recommend it to every filmmaker, buyer, distributer, and enthusiast as a means for searching for Israeli films that are relevant to them, and also as a way of getting an overall impression of the dynamic Israeli film industry.
Kind regards, giora einy Director General The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts
The Israel Film Center at The JCC in Manhattan is a proud supporter of the Israeli film industry. Both the quality and the quantity of Israeli films produced in recent years require strategic systems and tools to best bring forth Israeli films to the world. The goal of the Israel Film Center and Online Database is to better connect North American industry members and audiences to Israeli cinema and film industry. Through our website (www.IsraelFilmCenter.org) and other tools, we aim to serve the American community as well as Israeli filmmakers, keeping the international film community both updated and at the forefront of the leading cinematic achievements coming out of this region. We salute the Israeli filmmakers and invite industry members and film presenters to visit www.IsraelFilmCenter.org to learn more about films listed in this directory and others.
Yours, isaac Zablocki Israel Film Center & Online Database www.IsraelFilmCenter.org
The Cultural and Scientific Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is proud to be a partner, for the third year in a row, in the publication of the annual catalogue of Israeli cinema 2010–2011 by the Jerusalem Cinematheque and the Jerusalem International Film Festival. This catalogue of modest dimensions contains all necessary information about the Israeli films in their various genres that were produced during the past year, in addition to vital information about the key elements of the Israeli cinema scene. The catalogue is user-friendly for readers both in Israel and abroad. We at the Foreign Ministry found the two previous catalogues to be efficient and useful tools and very helpful. We expect this current catalogue, which will be sent to Israel’s diplomatic missions abroad, to be no less promising. Entrusted with disseminating Israel’s culture around the world, we consider the catalogue to be a vital tool in our activities to further that goal. We congratulate the Jerusalem Cinematheque for its initiative and for its successful production, and we hope that this important catalogue will grow in content and in scope from year to year, as will its readership. Sincerely, Vered heller Head of the Cinema Section anita mazor & uri amitai Cultural and Scientific Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Full-length Feature Films Full-length Feature Films Full-length Feature Films
Dir.: Moshe Cohen Prod.: Yehuda Arad Parsuf Contact: Source: Avraham+972-54-788-0987, +972-8-869-4621, email@example.com Production status: completed After her husband disappears, Rachel returns to her parents' house and together they try to find him in order to get him to grant her a divorce by Jewish law. Otherwise she will be left an “Aguna,” unable to begin her life anew.
political anarchy reigns, and perverse sexual satisfactions are the norm. Within this chaos, five different characters try to pave their scattered lives.
(Olam Acher) Dir.: Eitan Reuven Prod.: Eitan Reuven, Shlomi Aviner Source: Eitan Reuven Contact: eitanm@gmail. com, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Web Site: www.anotherworldmovie.com The near future. After a biological holocaust, most humans have become murderous, “contaminated” creatures. The film's five protagonists, who are still human, each represent a different worldview and ideology as they try to survive.
Dir.: Assaf Tager Prod.: Lihu Roter Source: Tinsatr Creative Pool Contact: +972-3-518-4361, +972-52-572-0672, email@example.com Production status: completed Web Site: www.andantefilm. com In a post-industrial world, a factory sells the frightened, sleepless masses a dreaming experience. Sarah, the sole surviving dreamer, searches for explanations to her strange nighttime visions.
העפיפונים של ארמנד
(Ha-'Afifonim shel Armand) Dir. & Prod.: Moshe Zeevi Source: Moshe Zeevi Film Productions Contact: +972 3-612-9992, +972-54-644-8207, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A military reserves helicopter pilot who runs an aircraft equipment shop is sent on occasional missions to do targeted killings in the Gaza Strip. He gets caught in an emotional and legal trap.
and On the third daY
(U-va-yom ha-shlishi) Dir: Moshe Ivgy Prod: Julia Shifter, Avraham Pirchi, Tami Leon, Chilik Michaeli Source: UCM Films Contact: UCM +972-3-627-6200, email@example.com Production status: completed In a futuristic Israel far beyond identity crises, violence is rampant, social and
Dir.: Eytan Fox Prod: Gal Uchovsky,
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Moshe Edery Source: United King / Abot Reifh Hameiri Contact: +972-3766-1175, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: pre-production Five girls are flying to represent Israel in the Eurovision competition with a song written for them by their neighbors, a homosexual couple.
Dir.: Sharon Maman Prod.: Assaf Ehrenreich, Sarit Bracha Source: Yael Films / Ehrenreich Films Contact: +972-52-749-7915, Assaf.email@example.com Web Site: www.blockbuster.co.nr Trying to escape his humdrum life, ex-footballer Micky Schwartz embarks with a childhood friend on a scheme to make the first Israeli blockbuster.
(Emek Tife'eret) Dir.: Hadar Freidlich Prod.: Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yochana Kredo, Yossi Uzrad, Guy Jacoel, Gilad Schneider Source: July August Productions Contact: +972-3-510-0223, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Privatization of the kibbutz forces 80-year-old Hanna into retirement. She struggles to maintain her “usefulness” and independence.
Prod.: David Mandil Sc.: Harel Noff Movie Plus Productions Source:+972-3-516-4373, Contact: +972-50-863-1093, email@example.com Production status: pre-production The story of a modest and God-fearing community that preserves its rich culture in folklore, dress, customs, music, and food… and of a local Rocky piecing together his shattered world.
Dir.: Niv Klainer Prod.: Marek Rozenbaum, Ellie Meirovitz, Itai Tamir, Michael Rozenbaum Source: Transfax Film Productions Contact: +972-3-687-1202, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: $800,000 Web Site: www.transfax.co.il A father of a mentally impaired child has an affair with his son's illegal foreign caretaker.
BY summer end
(Ad Sof Ha-Kayitz) Dir.: Noa Aharoni Prod.: Chaim Sharir Source: Yetzira Ivrit, Ltd. Contact: +9723-562-0916, +972-54-670-7970, email@example.com Production status: post-production Budget: $600,000 Web Site: www.sharir.name 1978. An end-of-summer coming-ofage tale set in a rural community in Israel, on the backdrop of the imminent peace accords with Egypt.
עד סוף הקיץ
(Basar Totachim) Dir.: Eitan Gafni Prod.: Eitan Gafni, Yafit Shalev, Noam Stolman, Adi Azoulay Production status: pre-production A plague breaks out among the Israeli population. The IDF responds within 24 hours but after a day of bloody combat contact is lost between the central command and the units on the ground…
(Tachana Merkazit) Dir.: Ami Livne Prod.: Eyal Shiray, Elie Meirovitz Source: Golden Cinema, Israel; EZ Films, France Contact: +972-3-695-3220, +972-54-550-2961, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: post-production Web Site: www.amilivne.co.il With his tin shack under threat of demolition, Kamel, a young Bedouin security guard, decides to stage a bombing and then prevent it, in order to become a hero and save his village.
Dir.: Amos Gitai Prod: Michael Tapuach, Amos Gitai, Laurent Truchot Source: Hamon Productions Contact: +972-3-621-6800, +972-50-520-1902, email@example.com Production status: completed Gitai brings to the screen his views on history, war, and memory, combining autobiographical elements with a variety of cinematic styles to get to the core of the question: what is cinema?
(Be-Merhak Negi'a) Dir.: Lior Harlev Prod.: Yochanan Kredo, Eilon Ratzkovsky Source: July August Productions Contact: +972-3-510-0223, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A lonesome young security guard is torn between his belief that the end of human civilization is near and a relationship with an intelligent rebellious young woman with a shady past.
Cats On a Pedal BOat
(Hatulim 'al Sirat Pedalim) Dir: Yuval Mendelson, Nadav Hollander Prod: Jonathan Bar Ilan Source: Yuval Mendelson & Nadav Hollander Contact: email@example.com, yuvmendelson@ gmail.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: $130,000 A romantic horror comedy about two teenagers and a cat trying to enjoy a quiet afternoon.
חתולים על סירת פדלים
(Kenes ha-Atidanim) Dir.: Ari Folman Source: Bridgit Folman Film Gang, Opus Films, ECL Belgium, ARP Contact: +972-3-518-1805, status: email@example.com Production post-production
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Ivan Tich, a space researcher and journalist, is covering the world congress of futurists in Costa Rica. He gradually loses touch with reality and sinks into a strange utopian world, as terrorist acts take place routinely outside of his hotel. 4373, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: post-production Two twenty-something slackers in a Jerusalem neighborhood get mixed up with the local gangster.
(Aravim Rokdim) Dir.: Eran Riklis Prod.: Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi, Tami Leon Source: UCM Films Contact: +972-3-627-6200, email@example.com Production status: pre-production Budget: $3 million A bright Palestinian-Israeli boy from Tira goes to a Jewish boarding school and passes as a Jewish kid. Based on the novel by Sayed Kashua.
(Hitparkut) Dir.: Nina Menkes Prod.: Marek Rozenbaum, Itai Tamir, Nina Menkes Source: Transfax Film Productions Contact: +972-3-687-1202, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: $200,000 With surreal energy and brutal b&w realism, the film follows the moral collapse and first glimmer of redemption of a young, morose Israeli Jew.
daY is YOurs eVen night is YOurs
לך יום אף לך לילה
(Lakh Yom Af Lakh Layla) Dir. & Prod.: Eyal Zion Source: Eyal Zion Contact: +972-52-556-9145, eyalzion@ gmail.com Production status: completed A baby disappears from the scene of a car accident and ends up at the home of an ultra-Orthodox young woman. A media storm rages outside but doesn't penetrate the ultra-Orthodox world.
(Ve-ele Toldot) Dir.: Eli Kolodner Prod.: Perah Rubin Source: Eli Kolodner Contact: +972-50-598-9479, elikolodner@gmail. com Production status: completed The story of Tunisian-born Joseph Buchnik, father of 8, who comes to Israel and becomes a revered teacher. In the Yom Kippur War he loses his son and is no longer the same person.
(Ha-Dillerim) Dir.: Oded Davidof Prod.: David Mandil The Dillers Partnership Source:+972-50-863-1093, +972-3-516Contact:
(Bein ha-Shmashot) Dir: Alon Zingman Prod: Assaf Amir Source: Norma Productions Contact:
+972-3-560-9311, email@example.com Production status: completed One accident ties the fates of four protagonists in four separate stories together, over the course of one day.
(Mabul) Dir.: Guy Nativ Prod.: Chilik Michaeli, Tami Leon, Avraham Pirchi Source: UCM Films Contact: +972-3-627-6200, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed On a Moshav near the sea, a family deals with the unexpected return of the oldest, autistic, son, just a week before the Bar Mitzvah of his gifted younger brother.
(Ha-Hitchalfut) Dir: Eran Kolirin Prod: Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yossi Uzrad, Guy Jacoel Source: July August Productions Contact: mail@ jap.co.il,, +972-3-510-0223 Production status: in production Budget: 10 million NIS A man comes home at an odd time of day and for a moment it seems to him like he has walked into the house of a stranger. He observes anew those things that make up his life.
(He'arat Shulayim) Dir.: Joseph Cedar Prod.: David Mandil Mobi Plus Productions Source:email@example.com, Contact: +972-3-5164373, +972-50-8631093 Production status: completed Two Talmud professors at the Hebrew University are competing for the prestigious Israel Prize. They happen to be father and son.
Fill the VOid
(Lemaleh et he-Chalal) Dir.: Rama Burshtein Prod.: Assaf Amir Source: Norma Productions Contact: +972 -3-560-9311, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: post-production Web Site: www.norma.co.il a love story set in the Jewish Hassidic world. Shira must decide between following her heart and fullfulling her duty to her beloved deceased sister.
למלא את החלל
gei Oni (ValleY OF FOrtitude)
(Gei Oni) Dir. & Prod.: Dan Wolman Source: Dan Wolman Film Productions, Ltd. Contact: +972-3-574-2683, +972-54-476-5894 Production status: completed A late 19th-century ove story between two young Jewish pioneers struggling to cultivate barren lands in Palestine.
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the gOlden POmegranate
(Rimon Ha-Zahav) Dir.: Dan Turgeman Prod.: Eviatar Dotan Source: Gershom Productions, Praxis Productions Contact: +972-54-5207010, email@example.com Production status: completed Web Site: www. thegoldenpomegranate.com The life story of Mazal, from her childhood in Yemen to her death in Jerusalem. It is the epic tale of the immigration to Israel of the first pioneers from Yemen.
ha-hi she-ChOZeret ha-BaYta
Dir.: Maya Dreifuss Prod.: Amir Harel, Ayelet Kit Source: Lama Productions Contact: +972-54-470-8295, +972-3-685-0430, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: pre-production The story of a thirty-year-old late bloomer who goes back to live with her parents and has an affair with a married man.
ההיא שחוזרת הבייתה
haYuta and Berl
(Hayuta ve-Berl) Dir.: Amir Manor Prod.: Assaf Amir Source: Norma Productions Contact: +972-3-560-9311, +972-52-568-8180, email@example.com Production status: post-production An elderly couple has trouble adjusting to the social and economic changes surrounding them. One painful night they decide to put an end to the physical and spiritual suffering.
Dir.: Nikita Feldman Prod.: Nikita and Rufina Feldman, David Derzi Source: Nikita Feldman Contact: +972-54-7896098, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A religious Jerusalemite family receives a strange guest for the Sabbath: Sveta, a Russian young woman undergoing conversion. A downward spiral of violence and tragedy ensues.
the hOlY gathering
(Ha-Kibbutz Ha-Kadosh) Dir.: Naamit Mor Haim, Nimrod Shanit Prod: Naamit Mor Haim, Nimrod Shamir Source: Zed Films Contact: +972-3-6243450, +972-3-624-3451, info@zedfilms. com Production status: post-production Budget: 455,000 NIS (estimated) On a kibbutz, a utopian dream crumbles and a large group of the third generation seeks answers in religion.
ha-Ben shel elOhim
הבן של אלוהים
Dir.: Guy Nattiv, Erez Tadmor Production status: pre-production A hallucinatory journey of a grumpy 78-year-old man and his Hassidic son to Poland in search of lost magic.
the hOuse On the COrner
הבית בפינת הרחוב
(Ha-Bayit be-Pinat ha-Rechov) Dir.: Marko Carmel Source: Dvash Productions Contact: +972-3-5441189, email@example.com Production status: post-production A love story in the 1970s between a married man and his sister-in-law, who has cancer and is married to an Arab.
igOr and the Cranes
איגור ומסע העגורים
(Igor ve-Masa ha-'Agurim) Dir.: Yevgeny Roman Prod: Chilik Michaeli, Tami Leon, Avraham Pirchi Source: UCM Contact: +972-3627-6200 Production status: postproduction Fourteen-year-old Igor moves from Moscow to Israel with his mother, leaving behind his father, a bird researcher whom he hardly knows. Over the Internet, along with his father, he follows the migration of a flock of cranes.
(Ani, Biyalik) Dir.: Aviv Talmor Prod: Tzvika Amotz, Gil Ben Chor Source: Aviv Talmor Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
in the FiFth heaVen
(Ba-Raki'a ha-Chamishi) Dir.: Dina Zvi-Riklis Prod.: Yifat Prestelnik, Leon Edery, Moshe Edery Source: Yifat Prestelnik Films, Ltd. / United King, Ltd. contact: +972-3-566-3882, email@example.com Production status: completed Summer 1944. Thirteen-year-old Maya is placed in a foster home. The director of the home falls in love with her, reminded of a tortured love affair from his past. Maya falls in love with a member of the underground who is engaged to one of the workers at the home.
iF YOu Pull nOrth
אם תמשוך צפונה
(im timshokh tzafona) Dir: Yael Shavit, Orna Mokady Shavitt Prod: Yael Shavitt, Orna Mokady Shavitt Source: Orna Mokady Shavitt Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Production Status: completed webpage: www. ifyoupullnorth.co.il The unfathomable story of Major Rafi Mokady - Who was left wounded in the battle field during the 1967 IsraeliSyrian battle on the Golan Heights, while being confident help is on the way.
(Ha-dikduk ha-Penimi) Dir.: Nir Bergman Prod.: Assaf Amir Source: Norma Productions Contact: +972-3-560-9311, email@example.com Production status: completed
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A 10-year-old boy whose body refuses to develop constructs an inner world and tries to awaken his dormant growth gland. Based on the novel by David Grossman.
לא רואים עליך
(Lo Ro'im Alayikh) Dir.: Michal Aviad Prod.: Ronen Ben Tal Source: Michal Aviad Contact: +972-52-244-0648 Production status: completed Two women discovered that they were raped by the same serial rapist twenty years ago, leading them to confront the trauma, each on her own and both together.
Source: Transfax Film Production Contact: +972-3-687-1202 firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: $2,200,000 Mali's family ownd a garage in Jaffa. Mali has been secretly seeing Tawfik, one of the Arab mechanics. They want to elope to Cyprus, but the morning of their flight everything goes wrong.
Je t'aime i lOVe YOu terminal
ז'ה טם איי לאב יו טרמינל
Dir. & Prod.: Dani Menkin Source: Menkin Productions Contact: +972-52-399-0622 Production status: completed The story of a young Israeli who goes to meet his fiancée in NYC. He misses his connection in Prague and meets a charismatic British young woman who makes him have doubts.
it's neVer tOO late
(Af Pa'am Lo Me'uchar Miday) Dir.: Ido Fluk Prod.: Gal Greenspan, Ido Fluk Source: Ido Fluk Contact: email@example.com Production status: post-production budget: 100,000 NIS A man drives his father's old car throughout Israel, north to south, in a quest to follow his childhood memories.
אף פעם לא מאוחר מדי
Je t'aime mOn amOur
ז'טם מון אמור
Dir.: Dan Sessler Prod.: Yoram Kislev Source: Dan Sessler Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed An unconventional film comprised of 14 monologues spoken by 13 different characters, into their cell phones.
(Kalat ha-Yam) Dir.: Keren Yedaya Prod.: Marek Rozenbaum, Jerome Bleitrach, Emmanuel Agneray, Benny Drechset, Karsten Stouter
JOe & Belle
(Jo ve-Bel) Dir.: Veronica Kedar Prod.: Amir Fishman Contact: +972-50-377-3472,
email@example.com Production status: completed A black, romantic crime comedy about two girls who develop a love for the homeland and for one another on the Tel Aviv-Sderot axis.
(Planeta Acheret) Dir.: Edan Zeira Prod.: Yoram Kislev, Ami Milstein Source: Cromagnon Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A filming crew goes in search a man who survived the Holocaust living with a pack of wolves in the vast plains of Siberia.
KidnaPPed mOshe iVgY
(Le'an Ne‘elam Moshe Ivgi?) Dir.: Avi Malka Prod.: Avi Malka, Ilan Moscovitz Source: Impro Productions Contact: +972-3-6721289, avi@impro. co.il Production status: completed Budget: $600,000 Three complete strangers are brought together by a stray football that falls from the sky, and are pulled into a series of crazy and strange events.
?לאן נעלם משה אבגי
a man withOut a Cell PhOne
איש ללא סלולרי
(Ish le-lo Selulari) Dir.: Samah Zoabi Prod.: Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait Source: Lama Films Contact: +972-3-685-0430, email@example.com Production status: completed Web Site: www.lamafilms.com In a Palestinian-Israeli village, the life of a teenager is complicated: no privacy, no higher education, no beer, and hardly any girls. When a cellular antenna is put up in the middle of the village, everything turns into a whirlpool.
(Odem) Dir.: Jonathan Segal Prod.: Jonathan Segal, Dror Moreh Source: Obelis Productions Contact: +972-54-3091900, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A complicated friendship forms between two Palestinian women in London around a heavy secret that is slowly revealed out of shreds of memory.
Dir.: Michal Bat-Adam Prod.: Michal BatAdam, Moshe Mizrahi Source: United King Films Contact: +972-3-690-9800 Production status: completed In her first acting role, Maya plays a mentally ill girl. Determined to make
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this her breakthrough role, she stays at a psychiatric hospital, and her empathy with the patients creates tension between her and the play's director.
(Ostraliya Sheli) Dir.: Ami Drozd Prod.: Michael Rozenbaum Transfax Film Production Contact: +972-3-687-1202, email@example.com Production status: completed 1960s Poland. Two brothers are meant to immigrate to Australia but instead find themselves in Israel, in a completely foreign culture.
the missiOn OF the human resOurCes manager
שליחותו של הממונה על משאבי אנוש
(Shlihuto shel ha-Memuneh ‘al Mash'abei Enosh) Dir.: Eran Riklis Prod.: Haim Mecklberg 2-Team Productions, Ltd. Source:+972-3-687-5111 Production Contact: status: completed The human resources manager at a Jerusalem bakery is sent to find out about an employee – a foreign worker who was killed in a bombing – and slowly emerges from his emotional stagnation.
mY dearest enemY
Dir. & Prod.: Tzipi Trope Source: Maya Films, Ltd. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org., +1 646 246 4239 (New York), +972-52-367-1411 Production status: pre-production The story of a friendship between two women, an Arab and an Israeli.
(Namess ba-Geshem) Dir.: Doron Eran Prod.: Doron Eran, Leon Edery, Moshe Edery, Bili Ben Boshe Aviv Doco, Ltd. / United Source: TelContact: +972-54-777-9050, King, Ltd. email@example.com Production status: completed Web Site: www. doroneran.com Parker Hendriksen, a teenager from suburban Toronto, is been kicked out of his family's house when his homophobic father discovers the son's penchant for cross-dressing.
mY lOVelY sister
(Achoti Ha-Yafa) Dir.: Marco Carmel Prod.: David Mandil, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery Source: House Partnership Contact: +972-3-516-4373, +972-50-863-1093, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A modern-day Moroccan-Jewish legend about a love triangle between a superstitious wife, her insensitive husband, and the ghost of her sister, who died of sorrow after being banished for falling in love with an Arab man.
(Mishpacha Chadasha) Dir.: Tali Shalom-Ezer Prod.: Elad Gaviah Prod.: Matar Productions, Marker Productions House Contact: +972-3768-4216, email@example.com Production status: pre-production Budget: 600,000€ (estimated) A normative Israeli family takes in a neglected boy. The heroine of the story makes desperate efforts to save the boy, but it turns out that she is in need of rescuing herself.
An obsessive relationship between Nika and her captor, Ivan, who is holding her to pay off a gambling debt.
(Resisey Ahava) Dir.: Nissim Notrika Prod.: Riki Shelach Source: Riki Shelach Contact: +972-3-624-3126, +972-52-250-8133, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Jerusalem, the 1960s. Sami, a father of four with a gambling problem gets sent to prison. Wealthy unmarried Dina gets him released, but on the condition that he will be hers, much to Sami's wife's chagrin.
night aFter night
לילה ועוד לילה
(Layla ve-'od Layla) Dir.: Tamar Yarom Prod.: Marek Rozenbaum Source: Transfax Film Production Contact: +972-3-687-1202, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: pre- production 1960s. Mangred, a 45-year-old Holocaust survivor, lives in a Jerusalem hostel. One day a beautiful Yiddish poetess comes to the hostel and Manfred decides to donate half of his savings toward reviving the Yiddish language.
(Orchim le-Rega) Dir: Maya Kenig Prod: Yoav Roeh, Orit Zamir Source: Gum Films Contact: +972-3-620-5194, email@example.com Production status: completed The coming-of-age of a rebellious teenage girl and her estranged father, who pose as refugees from the north of Israel during the Second Lebanon War in order to find a place to stay.
Dir.: Arnon Tsadok Prod.: Doron Eran Source: Tel Aviv Doco, Ltd. Contact: +972-54-777-9050, watchmandoron@ gmail.com Production status: completed Budget: $750,000 Web Site: www. doroneran.com
OnCe i was
(Pa‘am Hayiti) Dir.: Avi Nesher Prod.: Dudi Zilber, Avi Nesher, Avraham Pirchi, Tami Leon, Chilik Michaeli Source: Metro Communication / UCM / Aratomes Contact: ucoi@
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netvision.net.il Production status: completed During the summer of 1968, a teenage boy goes to work for a matchmaker who has survived the Holocaust and both their lives are forever altered. +972-54-5400687, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed 1982. Max Stoller, the legendary Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball coach and Holocaust survivor, accepts an invitation to Frankfurt to train the German national team and causes a public and private storm.
Pa'am rishOna lO neChsheVet
פעם ראשונה לא נחשבת
Dir. & Prod.: Tommy Lang Source: Tommy Lang Contact: 972-54-429-6231 Production status: in production Peter, a 60-year-old widower, moves in with Noga, his slightly younger girlfriend. Along with them are Peter's 23-year-old son, Noga's 21-year-old daughter, and her 75-year-old father. Will they manage?
Dir.: Yoav Raz, Doron Raz Prod.: Shai Iines, Guy Bahar, Amir Gollan Source: Artza Productions Contact: +972-77540-1764, email@example.com Production status: completed A young agoraphobic computer technician is forced to leave his house and enters into a battle of wills with the real-estate agent to save his kingdom.
(Shlom Bayit) Dir.: Aner Preminger Prod.: Aner Preminger, Noa Haviv Source: Aner Preminger Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: post-production Budget: 2,000,000 NIS An Israeli mother desperate to defend her family during the second intifada, locks them in the house for one long weekend.
(Ha-Shoter) Dir.: Nadav Lapid Prod.: Itai Tamir Source: Kineret Films Contact: +972-52-460-4575, email@example.com Production status: completed A police officer in an anti-terrorism unit lives his life between his friends and his enemies. The birth of his daughter and the encounter with Israel's class war undermines his organized values system.
Dir.: Eran Riklis Prod.: Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Michael Sharfstein Source: Topia Communications / United King, Ltd. Contact: +972-3-6297222,
(Kavod) Dir.: Haim Bouzaglo Prod.: Yaniv Hamama, Leon Edery, Moshe Edery, Yoram Millo
Source: United King Films Contact: +9723-567-8881, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A bloody battle takes place between two Moroccan-Israeli families over some casinos in Eastern Europe.
(Boker Tov, Adon Fidelman) Dir.: Joseph Madmony Prod.: Chaim Sharir Source: Yetzira Ivrit, Ltd. Contact: +972-3-562-0916, +972-54-6707070, Chaim@sharir.name Production Status: Completed An irascible old furniture restorer unites with his mysterious young apprentice to save his business from his greedy biological son, who wants to sell it off to real-estate investors.
בוקר טוב, אדון פידלמן
Michael Sharfstein Source: Topia Communications (2003), Ltd. Contact: +972-3-629-7222, +972-54-540-0687, email@example.com Production status: post-production 1989. First Intifada. 18-year-old Tomer, an IDF soldier serving in Gaza, is sent to avenge the death of his fellow soldier and comes to some realizations about the political and existential situation.
(Kalevet) Dir.: Navot Papushado, Aharon Kishales Pirchi, Prod.: Julia Shifter, AvrahamSource: Tami Leon, Chilik Michaeli UCM Films Contact: +972-3-627-6200, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed The first Israeli horror film. A brother and sister on the trail of a dark secret fall into the hands of a psychopath. The rescue mission includes two cops, four tennis players and a forest ranger.
(Ha-Madrikh la-Mahapekha) Dir.: Doron Tsabari Prod.: Ori Inbar Source: Hakrav Al Haagra Contact: +972-4-810-3838, +972-54-5961333, Inbar.email@example.com Budget: $500,000 Production status: completed A mixture of documentary, drama, and animation. The director tries to use the power of the cinematic medium to create social change.
Dir.: Omer Reis Prod.: Avi Malka Production status: post-production The stories of three separate characters, each looking for hope amidst the loneliness that surrounds them, are woven into a thriller.
rOCK the CasBa
(Rock ba-Kasba) Dir.: Yariv Horowitz Prod.:
Full-length Feature Films
Dir.: Jorge Weller Prod: Zvi Spielmann Source: Israfilm, Ltd Contact: +972-9950-0474, +972-50-533-9823, israfilm@ netvision.net.il Production status: completed A political-romantic melodrama involving Vicky, an illegal worker from Argentina, Yoni, an Israeli who tries to help her, and his fiancée, Dafna.
סלסה תל אביב
slOwer than a heartBeat
איטי יותר מלב
(Itti Yoter mi-Lev) Dir.: Yoni Zich'holtz Prod.: Evyatar Dotan, Rami Damari Source: Praxis Productions, Ltd. Contact: +972-77-7004120/1 Production status: completed Laila Gutman published a successful novel four years ago but has had writer's block ever since. She fears that maybe she only had it in her to write one book…
(Melach Yam) Dir. & Prod.: Itai Lev Source: Itai Lev Contact: +972-54-652-8977, itailev@ netvision.net.il Production status: completed Budget: $50,000 A romantic triangle between Danni, an Israeli actress, her boyfriend Lior, and Tamara, her best friend and Lior's ex-girlfriend.
(Ha-Notenet) Dir: Hagar Ben-Asher Prod: Marek Rozenbaum, Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stöter Source: Transfax Film Procutions (Israel), Rohfilm (Germany) Contact: +972-3-687-1202, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Production status: completed Web Site: www.rohfilm.de Tamar is a promiscuous mother of two girls. She no longer seeks redemption, until Shai arrives and tries to save her.
simiCO's Big FantasY
(Ha-Fantazia ha-Gedola Shel Simiko ha-Katan) Dir.: Arik Lubetzky Prod.: Michael Sharfshtein Source: Topia Comunnications (2003), Ltd. Contact: +972-3-629-7222, +972-54-540-0687, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: In prodution Thirty-year-old Little Simico works in the local humus joint. He's engaged to a girl who dreams of a big wedding, but Simico's fantasy is to make a big movie.
הפנטזיה הגדולה של סימיקו הקטן
Dir. & Prod.: Haim Bouzaglo Source: Full Moon Productions Contact: +972-3567-8881, email@example.com Production Status: completed 2004. In the period leading up to the Gaza Disengagement, fears of a rightwing assassination attempt on the Prime Minister's life come to a head.
עוד אני הולך
(Od Ani Holekh) Dir.: Yaki Yosha Prod.: Dorit Yosha Source: Yaki Yosha, Ltd. Contact: yosha@netvision. net.il Production status: completed A former commando gets involved in gambling, Not even his safety net of friends and comrades can save him.
their relationship in order to realize their love and replenish their vitality and hope.
this is sOdOm
(Zohi sdom) Dir.: Muli Segev, Adam Sanderson Prod.: Avi Nesher, Dudi Zilber, Moshe Edery Source: Artomas Communications, Keshet Broadcasting Contact: +972-3-6909999 Production status: completed Web Site: www.mako.co.il/sdom The story of the last week of the infamous city of Sodom, the center of entertainment and corruption in the time of the Bible.
(Edut) Dir.: Shlomi Elkabetz Prod.: Shlomi Elkabetz, Sandrine Brauer Source: Shlomi Elkabetz Contact: +972-54317-4755, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Inside the head of a soldier, stories he saw, heard, or experienced unravel. A conceptual film that uses documentary and fictional elements to break down the perception of Israeli reality.
(Shnayim ba-Layla) Dir. & Prod.: Roei Verner Source: Firma Productions Communications Contact: +972-52-888-3332 Production status: completed A sweet film about our everyday life and the endless search for a parking spot in the big city – a spot for the car and for the heart.
Thanator (Hitporerut) Dir.: Tawfiq Abu-Wael Prod.: Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait Source: Lama Productions Contact: email@example.com, ayelet@ lamafilms.com, +972-3-685-0430 Web Site: www.lamafilms.com Production status: completed A few days before emigrating, Iyad and Nur, a bourgeois Palestinian couple from East Jerusalem, delve into the pain of
the urBan tale
(Ma'asiya Urbanit) Dir.: Eliav Lilti Prod.: Shay Werker Source: Bdalak Productions Contact: +972-52-277-9578, dadadafilms@gmail. com, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: post-production Web Site: www. urbantale.co.il
Full-length Feature Films
A brother and sister go on a quest to find their father who abandoned the family when they were babies. Along the way they meet people who give them a peek into what their future lives may hold for them.
the weePing sPringtime Ballad
בלדה לאביב הבוכה
(Balada la-Aviv ha-Bocheh) Dir.: Benny Toraty Prod.: Chaim Sharir, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery Source: Yetzira Ivrit, Ltd. Contact: +972-3562-0914, +972-54-670-7970, chaim@ sharir.name Production status: postproduction Budget: 1,000,000 NIS Web Site: www.sharir.name Twenty years after a car accident on the night of the premiere of his ensemble's work, "The Weeping Springtime Ballad," Yosef Tawila, one of three survivors of the crash, is paid a visit by the son of one of the other surviving musicians, now dying of cancer, whose dying request is to hear the piece performed for the first and last time.
(Ha-Bilti Nishkachim) Dir.: Matan Gugenheim Prod.: Rephael Katz, Edouard Mauriat & Farès Ladjimi, Christine Ruppert & Helga Binder Source: Pimpa Films / Mille et Une Productions Contact: +49-221-33 00, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: post-production The passionate love story between Yossi, a former IDF solider, and Dora, a mysterious French photographer visiting Israel, as they both struggle in vain to leave their pasts behind.
we are nOt alOne
אנחנו לא לבד
(Anachnu Lo Levad) Dir.: Lior Harlev Prod.: Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yochana Kredo, Yossi Uzrad, Guy Jacoel, Ilan Ben Dov Source: July August Production, Og Productions Contact: +972-3-510-0223, email@example.com Production status: completed Adi, a lonely young man who works as a security guard in a large mall, firmly believes in an ancient prophecy about the imminent end of human culture. When he meets the rebellious May, things are no longer so clear.
(Ha-Meshotet) Dir.: Avishai Sivan Prod.: Shai Goldman, Redi Siven, Avishai Sivan, Keren Michael Source: The Mouth Agape Contact: +972-50-728-5159, godard197707@gmail. com Production status: completed Budget: $120,000 Web Site: www. hameshotet.com Isaac, a young yeshiva student, is an only child to born-again orthodox parents. Trapped in a dysfunctional family and a failing body, Isaac finds refuge in wandering
(Hitpartzut X) Dir.: Eitan Zur Prod.: Yochanan Kredo, Eilon Ratzkovski, Eli Meirovitz, Yossi Uzrad Source: July August Productions Contact: +972-3-510-0223, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed In a fit of jealousy, a middle-aged professor murders the lover of his younger wife. He gets rid of the evidence, but now he has to witness his wife's longing for her lover, whom she believes has mysteriously disappeared.
ZiOn and his BrOther
(Tsion ve-Echav) Dir.: Eran Merav Prod: Asaf Amir, Yoav Ro'eh Source: Norma Productions Contact: +972-3-560 9311, anat@norma. co.il Production status: completed Web Site: www.norma.co.il Fourteen-year-old Zion and his 17-yearold brother, Meir, are haunted by a terrible secret about a horrible accident, raising questions about loyalty and responsibility.
dOCumentarY Films dOCumentarY Films dOCumentarY Films
(Mekhurim) Dir. & Prod.: Haim Pinkason Source: Pinkason, Ltd. Contact: +972- 52-5296264, +972-3-658-7593, haim.pinkason@ gmail.com Production status: completed An innocent young girl abuses drugs and alcohol until her tragic death.
18-year-old Ameer Abu-Ria, a MuslimArab Israeli citizen, volunteers for the IDF, beginning a journey of civic and self-definition.
הכנסת: אפוקפליפסה היום
(Ha-Knesset: Apokalipsa Ha-Yom) Dir.: Uri Rosenvaks Prod.: Yehuda Bitton Yehuda Bitton Productions Source:+972-2-534-5797, +972-52- Contact: 261-2667, email@example.com Production status: completed A behind-the-scenes look at Israel’s Knesset over the course of one year.
Dir. & Prod.: Oshri Hayun, Hila Cohen Source: Sapir Academic College Contact: +972-54-216-2890, +972-50-578-7199, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A special relationship between 96-year-old Aisha and her she-goat, Buba, on the backdrop of her failed relationships with her 11 children.
asCending and desCending
עולים ויורדים בו
(Olim ve-Yordim Bo) Dir. & Prod.: Yehonatan Indursky Source: Yehonatan Indursky Contact: email@example.com Production status: completed Five stories from Jerusalem’s Nachlaot neighborhood, centered around Joseph, who left his family behind in search of a spiritual experience.
amOs and tahina
(Amos ve-Tchina) Dir.: Alon Weinstock Source: Alon Weinstock Contact: +972-54-555-3379 Production status: completed The story of Amos Gottlieb, a shellshocked Yom Kippur War veteran.
ameer gOt his gun
(Bnei Dodim la-Neshek) Dir.: Naomi Levari Prod: Saar Yogev Source: Black Sheep Fil mProductions info@ Contact: +972-74-703-9009, status: bsheepfilms.com Production completed
בני דודים לנשק
BaYit, aVOda, Chaim – ha-meChaniZem shel ha-matZaV ha-enOshi
Dir. & Prod.: Senyora Bar David Source: Akedia Productions Contact: +972-9-745-0299, +972-50-586-0646, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed
בית,עבודה, חיים — המכניזם של המצב האנושי
The film explores how women struggle within the cruel economic reality. and Dan Shadur Contact: +972-35602701, email@example.com Production status: in production Budget: $350,000 The story of the Israeli community in Iran before and during the Islamic revolution of 1979. For one young Israeli family – that of the director – the last days of Tehran are also a private story of a paradise lost and never to return.
Band in the mOdern wOrld
להקה בעולם המודרני
(Lehaka ba-'Olam ha-Moderni) Dir.: Uri Triest Prod.: Juval Hering Source: Uri Triest Contact: +972-3-5200687, +972-52-520-0687, uritriest@gmail. com Production status: completed The story of an unknown rock band made up of a brother, his sister, and her husband. They decide to try their luck in the US, but between the economic crisis and the reality of music in the virtual age, no one really notices.
Ben ZiOn netanYahu
)בן ציון נתניהו (שם זמני
(Lenatzeach et ha-Zman) Dir.: Odette Or Prod.: Youval Or Source: Unicorn Content & Media Contact: +972 3 682-2220, +972-52-393-9343, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed After discovering that he has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and only 4 years to live, 29-year-old Avi Kremer decides to do the impossible and find a cure. He believes there’s a reason why he of all people contracted the disease.
לנצח את הזמן
Dir. & Prod.: Moshe Levinson Source: Moshe Levinson Contact: +972-54423-2176, +972-3-605-5955, l.m@orange. net.il Production status: post-production The life story of the 101-year-old Prof. Ben Zion Netanyahu (father of Benjamin), one of the most important historians in the world, known for his monumental study of the sources of the Spanish Inquisition, and once the right hand man of Zeev Jabotinsky.
(Soreret) Dir.: Anat Tsuria Prod.: Lynn Roth Source: Anat Tsuria, Sigal Landesberg Contact: email@example.com Production status: completed Sara and Shlomit are two young ultraOrthodox women who are shunned by their own society for violating the numberone rule: never air dirty laundry in public.
BeFOre the reVOlutiOn
(Lifnei Ha-Mahapecha) Dir.: Barak Heymann Prod.: Dan Shadur Source: Heymann Brothers Films, Ltd.
BlaCKs – Kms
smK — שחורים (Shchorim) Dir.: Moran Ifergan Prod.: Moran Ifergan, Anat Schwartz Source: The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School Contact: +972-2-673-1950, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed The daily routine of three young Ethiopian-Israeli rappers and their attempt to find a place in Israeli society.
up – tells the story of the struggle of the Mizrahi Jews for social justice and equality in Israel.
(Kirvat Dam) Dir.: Noa Ben Hagai Prod.: Edna & Elinor Kowarski Source: Eden Productions +972-3-527-3403, +972-50 Contact:email@example.com 488-1176, Production status: completed A Palestinian refugee and an Israeli officer – the children of two sisters. Now they must meet. Conqueror and conquered, masters of the land and its refugees
(Otobus) Dir.: Yasmine Novek Prod.: Yariv Mozer, Yasmine Novek Source: Mozer Films, Ltd. Contact: +972 3-544-0649, info@ mozer-films.com Production status: completed There are parallel universes in the city of Jerusalem. Aside from Egged – the Israeli national bus system, there is a Palestinian public bus service. Crossing the Jewish part of town, the van carries dreams from a different world.
CaBBage head grOuP
(Chavurat Rosh Kruv) Dir.: Ophir Lobel Prod.: Yoram Globus Source: Globus Group Production status: completed A movie for the entire family with humorous sketches based on the songs of Kobi Oshrat, one of the leading composers of children’s songs in Israel.
חבורת ראש כרוב
BreaKing a wall
(Shoveret Kir) Dir.: Yitzhak Halotzi Prod.: Yahaly Gat Source: Muse Productions Contact: +972-9-744-5666, +972-50-570-6736, fg_ firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: post-production Budget: 435,000 NIS The story of Vicki Shiran, who led a theater group for disadvantaged youth in the 1970s, and the youngsters who participated in it – today all grown
מסביב לשעון — תיבת פנדורה
(Misaviv la-Shaon – Teivat Pandora) Dir.: Alexandre Goetschmann Prod.: Yael Biron Source: Yael Biron Contact: +972-3-732-1304, +972-54-460-5196, email@example.com Production status: completed
Dr. Dror Sofer (47) is the only trauma doctor at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital. He is always on call, always prepared to bring patients back among the living.
Chasing the shadOw
(לרדוף אחרי הצל (שם זמני
Casit – nOt Just a CaFé
(Kol Anshei Kassit) Dir.: Meir Swissa Prod.: Doron Eran Source: Tel Aviv, Ltd. Contact: +972 -52-803-6619, watchmandoron@gmail. com Web Site: www.doroneran.com Production status: completed Budget: $130,000 Café Casit was the heart of the Tel Aviv Bohemia for three decades, a place where poets, actors, singers, entertainers, and producers, lived and died and became the stuff of legend.
כל אנשי כסית
(Lirdof Acharei ha-Tzel) Dir.: Mordechai Vardi Prod.: Noam Demsky Source: Noam Demsky Productions Contact: +972-2-993-2217, +972-52-287-0669, demskynoam@gmail. com Production status: completed The Yeshiva is like another planet, where the students devote themselves entirely to the study of the Torah, where the emotional temperature is close to boiling point, and were the Rabbi-student relations are like a powerful magnetic field.
ChrOniCling a Crisis
כרוניקה של משבר
(Khronika Shel Mashber) Dir: Amos Kollek Prod: Michael Tapuach, Talia Kleinhendler Source: Hamon Productions, Pie Films Contact: +972-3-621-6800, +972-50-520-1902, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: $200,000 The film recounts 7 years difficult and frustrating years in the life of director Amos Kollek after the failure of his last feature film, Happy End.
the ChOsen trail
(Shvil Be-Eretz Acheret) Dir.: Uri Goldstein Prod.: Lea Levin Source: IBA Channel 1 Contact: +97252-800-7476, +972-2-676-6343, levinlea@ gmail.com Production status: completed The film takes a look at the “Israel Trail”, a 900-km trail that crosses Israel from north to south, and asks: If we could return to the beginning of our lives, would we choose a different path or the same one?
שביל בארץ אחרת
Dir.: Alex Bakri, Marcus Vetter Prod.: Philippa Kowarsky Source: Cinephil Contact: +972-3-412-6566, ori@cinephil. co.il, email@example.com A Fellini-esque documentary that takes place in the West Bank city of Jenin and follows a local initiative to re-open the old and only cinema in the city.
The story of a former collaborator and his family who have been stripped of their identity. The film looks at the price children pay for their parents’ choices.
(Beton) Dir.: Yehuda Bitton Prod.: Nurit Kedar Source: Nurit Kedar Contact: +97252-3541542, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: $175,000 For the first time, Israeli soldiers and officers who took part in Operation Cast Lead come forward. Their testimonies create a narrative of a war that was largely covered up by the media.
Clearing Out mOm’s hOuse
לרוקן את הבית של אמא
(Leroken et ha-Bayit Shel Ima) Dir. & Prod.: Tal Haim Yoffe Source: Tal Haim Yoffe, One Man Films Contact: +972-3-751-3732, +972-54-818-8853, email@example.com Production status: completed After the death of their mother, the director and his three sisters have the mission of going through her house, full of hundreds of books, photo albums, and trinkets. What to keep and what to throw away? Then they find a dark family secret in an old envelope.
Dir. & Prod.: Onil Brosh Contact: +9723-527-4534, +972-52-267-4041, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A dramatic document about the stubborn struggle of Noam Tzadok, who was diagnosed with cancer, to return to life.
the COllaBOratOr and his FamilY
(Rechokim) Dir.: Ruthie Shatz, Adi Barash Prod.: Ruthie Shatz, Adi Barash, Ross Kauffman Source: Fig Films, Ltd. / Deckert Distribution GmbH Contact: +972-54312-1355, +49-3412156638, info@figfilms. com Production status: completed
demOns & madness
(Jan wa-Janun) Dir.: Mamdooh Afdile Prod.: Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait Source: Lama Productions Contact: +972-3-685-0430, +972-3-6869793, email@example.com Production status: completed Budget: 600,000 NIS
A secular Arab-Israeli director returns to his religious family to settle a longstanding dispute about demons and ghosts.
Dir.: Abeer Zeibak Haddad Prod.: Suheil Haddad Source: Abeer Zeibak Haddad, Ilil Alexander Contact: +972-50-6382522, firstname.lastname@example.org, ililalexander@ gmail.com Production status: completed Doma (dolls in Arabic) is a journey in the footsteps of repressed sexual abuse within Arab society.
(Girsat ha-Bamai) Dir. & Prod.: Doron Eran Source: Tel Aviv Doco, Ltd. Contact: +972-54-7779050, email@example.com Production status: completed The life story of the Israeli cinema tycoon, Menahem Golan.
(Ha-Cholmot) Dir.: Efrat Shalom Danon Prod.: Yifat Prestelnik Source: Yifat Prestelnik Films, Ltd. Contact: +972-3-566-3882, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Orthodox filmmakers pursue their cinematic dream under the watchful eye of the rabbinical establishment.
(Ha-Dolphin) Dir.: Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir Prod: Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir, Judith Menassen Ramon Source: Menkin Productions Contact: +972-52-2317317, +972-52-399-0622, niryonatan@ gmail.com Production status: completed The story of Murad, a boy from an Arab village who undergoes a special dolphin treatment in Eilat to regain his speech after being cruelly beaten by his peers. Filmed over the course of four years.
(Ktzavot) Dir.: Tal Avitan Prod.: Liz Avitan Source: Sapir Academic College Contact: +972-8-689-7679, +972-52-5743215, email@example.com Production status: completed Budget: 32,000 NIS The story of a family living in the shadow of the death of the father. Each tries to find something to hold on to. Tal, the filmmaker, uses his camera.
elePhants in the snOw
(Pillim ba-Sheleg) Dir. & Prod.: Aviv Sheyn Source: Aviv Sheyn Contact: +972-54-998-4545, aviv. firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A subtle observation of a number of Russian immigrants who have lived in the religious settlement of Alon Shvut for the past twenty years.
masked man entered a gay youth club in Tel Aviv and murdered two youngsters.
(Lechudim) Dir.: Amir Har Gil Prod.: Udi Kalinski, Maamon Matar Source: Provid Contact: +972-54-520-8720, +972-9952-4697, email@example.com Production status: completed The Israeli-Palestinian conflict seen through the eyes of 6 citizens living in the shadow of the cycle of violence. The silent majority trapped in a historical situation of ongoing crisis.
(Ha-Mo’ach ha-Chashmali) Dir.: Nadav Harel Prod.: Nadav Harel, Catherine Le Clef Source: Noprocesse Films Contact: +972-54-734-5558, cat@ catdocs.com Website: www.wix.com/ nadavharel/electric-mind Production status: completed This film follows people suffering from brain disorders, who are undergoing groundbreaking medical treatments involving the electric stimulation of the brain. The film raises significant questions about ethics and technology,.
(Be-Gova ha-'Einayim) Dir. & Prod.: Hila Indursky Source: Hila Indursky Contact: +972-50-555-0804, +972-9-950-0855, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: 5000 NIS The story of a short-statured 14-year-old girl who wants to be a famous singer and actress.
emPire OF Pride
(Imperiyat Ha-Ga’ava) Dir. & Prod.: Yair Qedar Contact: +972-54-668-0939, email@example.com Production status: post-production Budget: 200,000 NIS The film documents the LGBT pride events of 2010, almost a year after a
(Tzav ha-Ofna) Dir.: Yoav Gurfinkel, Moish Goldberg, Naftaly Gliksnerg Prod.: Naftaly Gliksberg Source: Glikscom, Ltd. Contact: +972-3-373-0422, +972-54-5212766, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: post-production
A look at the Israeli wardrobe and the changes it has undergone over the last century since the first pioneers to the present. A cinematic fantasy in five acts, using animation, after-affects, archival footage, original music, and interviews to tell the story of the beloved yet enigmatic Israeli poet Lea Goldberg, four decades after her death.
(Zekhut Avot) Dir. & Prod.: Israel Halpern Source: Halpern Films Contact: +972-52230-9090, Halpern.email@example.com Production status: completed The story of four divorced fathers fighting for the right to raise their children, with the help of the first-ever men’s rights organization in Israel.
Dir. & Prod.: Shelly Gur-Sherman, Udi Moses Source: Shelly Gur-Sherman and Udi Moses Contact: +972-54-7716778, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed In a small house in a Moshav in the Jerusalem hills, lives 54-year-old Libby, poor and alone with her two dogs and cat. In the eighties, she was the first punk singer in Israel, soloist for “Libby and the Flash”. Will she make a comeback?
a Film unFinished
(Shtikat ha-Arkhiyon) Dir: Yael Hersonski Prod.: Noemi Schory, Itay Ken Tor Source: Belfilms Contact: +972-3-624-0780, +972-54-2331611, email@example.com Web Site: www.cinephil.co.il/Index.asp?ArticleID=58 5&CategoryID=77&Page=3 Production status: completed A film about an unfinished Nazi propaganda film, this documentary portrays the people behind and in front of the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto.
(Ha-Dira) Dir.: Arnon Goldfinger Prod.: Arnon Goldfinger, Thomas Kufus Source: Arnon Goldfinger Contact: +972-3-5220764, +972-52-340-3026, firstname.lastname@example.org. ac.il Production status: completed Going through the apartment of his mother, who died at the age of 98, the director finds the traces of a troubling pas among the piles of letters, documents, and pictures the parents brought with them from Germany to Palestine 70 years earlier..
the FiVe hOuses OF lea gOldBerg
לאה גולדברג בחמישה בתים
(Lea Goldberg be-Chamisha Batim) Dir. & Prod.: Yair Qeder Source: Qeder films qedery@ Contact: +972-54-668-0939, completed gmail.com Production status:
Dir.: Ofer Inov Prod.: Anath Kandell, Ofer Inov Source: One Light Productions Contact: +972 528386968, email@example.com, +972-2-9831371, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: $120,000 Flutchkes (in Yiddish: flabby arms) follows the multi-disciplinary dance performance “Gila,” which is performed by 70- to 80-year-old women
(Ha-Galatznikim) Dir. & Prod.: Udi Kalinsky Source: IBA, Channel 1 Contact: +972- 544245-8404, email@example.com Production status: in production For almost ten years the camera documented one of the strangest phenomena in Israeli society, military, and media: IDF army radio, which determines who will be the next generation of journalists and media figures in Israel.
FOrget aBOut it
(Shkach mi-Ze) Dir. & Prod.: Tomer Halfon Source: Mistigris MP Contact +972-54-5669128, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: complete After Max, a successful contractor, goes bankrupt, his daughter Tamar fights to keep him from drowning in despair. Max’s denial and dementia reveal the connection between body and soul.
the games theY PlaY
(Mischakey Yedidut) Dir.: Ram Loevy Prod.: Ram Loevy, Penelope & Ed Peskowitz Source: Ram Loevy Contact: +972-3-672-9732, email@example.com Production status: completed In the relatively peaceful spring of 2008, Tel Aviv University held an international basketball tournament in which teams from Palestine and Jordan joined the hundreds of students from 14 countries who were invited to take part in the games and tour the country. Jewish and Arab film crews documented what they saw.
(Iltur Chofshi) Dir.: Doron Djerasi Prod.: Shushan Production Source: Sam Spiegel TV and Film School Contact: adin214@gmail. com Production status: completed The film follows the struggle of JeanClaude Jones, an avant-garde musician with MS, to continue to make music despite the adversities of his illness.
gOd’s messengers (the stOrY OF a Cult)
(Shlichei ha-El) Dir.: Itzik Lerner Prod.: Itzik Lerner, Nir Toib Source: G.N. Communication Contact: +972-3-561-4302, gn@gn-com. com Production status: post-production A documentation of “Gilad’s Farm,” the stronghold of the extremist Hilltop Youth, on the eve of the settlement construction freeze and outpost evacuation.
Dir.: Rachel Leah Jones Prod.: Philippe Bellaïche Source: RLJ Productions Contact: +972-54-462-8554, pbellaiche@ gmail.com Production status: completed How does a white boy with Alabama roots transform himself into a Flamenco guitarist in Andalusian boots, and what happens along the way? The film tells the story of guitarist David Serva Jones through his five women and five children.
green YellOw red
(Yarok Tzahov Adom) Dir: David Gavro Prod.: David Gavro, Yael Shavit Source: Slassi Productions +972-77-507-7122, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org +972-54589-5724, Web Site: http://www.wix.com/Gavrod/SLASSI Production status: completed Budget: 500,000 NIS Mogus Birsau lives in southern Israel and wants to create music for the Israeli mainstream. He surrounds himself with a group of young men who write songs expressing the hidden feelings of the Ethiopian immigrant.
ירוק צהוב אדום
haim heFer, the stOrY Behind the wOrds
(Hen Efshar – Haim Hefer, ha-Sipur Sheme-Achorei ha-Shirim) Dir.: Eitan Oren Prod.: IBA Channel 1 Source: IBA Channel 1 contact: +9722-644-3485, email@example.com Production status: completed The stories behind the poems written by Israeli poet Haim Hefer during Israel’s War of Independence.
הן אפשר — חיים חפר, הסיפור שמאחורי השירים
(Ha-Talyan) Dir.& Prod.: Netalie Braun, Avigail Sperber Source: Pardes Contact: +972-54422-2578, +972-52-882-6566, avigail73@ gmail.com Production status: completed The story of Shalom Nagar, the man who hung Adolf Eichmann and became a killer himself, tells the story of Israel from an alternative and surprising point of view.
Dir. & Prod.: Adi Harel Source: Hamidrasha School of Art Contact: +972- 9-747-8737, festivals@ beitberl.ac.il Production status: completed The story of Hany, a 48-year-old Palestinian man, married and father of six, from the village of Biddu, who works and lives during the week at the Jerusalem SPCA compound next to the security fence.
the normal world of kids, and reared to be world champions in chess.
Dir.: Rabbi Asher Prosper, Malka, Rony Zarf Prod: Scala Studios Source: Scala Studios, Ltd., Tel Aviv Production status: completed The film tells the history of the Bukharim neighborhood in Jerusalem since it was established 130 years ago. Rabbi Shlomo Moussaief, the film’s protagonist, is the most influential figure in the neighborhood and its synagogue.
Dir. & Prod.: Yoel Sharon Source: IBA Channel 1 Contact: +972-2-6443485, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A wheelchair-bound Yom Kippur veteran goes on a journey throughout Israel and in search of national and personal conscience. Five episodes.
המדינה שבדרך — סדרה בעלת חמש פרקים
heart OF ChOCOlate
לב של שוקולד
(Lev Shel Shokolad) Dir.: Eti Peleg, Yaron Shani Prod.: Eti Peleg Source: Eti Peleg Contact: +972-54-460-2082, +972-8-864-0151, email@example.com Production status: post-production 60-year-old Eti Peleg, armed with an adventurous spirit and two academic degrees, buys a little camera and goes on a life-changing journey around the world in the footsteps of that mythical substance: chocolate.
Dir.: Yosi Aviram Prod.: Amir Harel Source: Lama Productions Contact: +972-54-470-8295, +972-3-685-0430, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: $25,000 The story of chess players Judit, Susan, and Sofi Polgar, three Hungarian sisters who were guinea pigs in their father’s controversial experiment: they were kept home from school, isolated from
hOla and natan
(Chula et Natan) Dir.: Robby Elmaliah Prod.: Robby Elmaliah, Avner Faingulernt, Arik Bernstein College Source: SapirStudies / – School of Film and Television Alma Films Contact: +972-52-854-4441, e.robby@ gmail.com Web Site: www.HulaNatan. com Production status: completed A tragicomic documentary about the attempts of two garage men who live in a poverty-stricken war zone to survive through their fatalistic reality.
חולה את נתן
The film goes back with Tzila Carmeli, one of the founders of Moshav Nordiya, on a journey to reconstruct her family’s saga from Romania to Ukraine during WWII.
(Ha-Shiva ha-Bayta) Dir.: Orna Ben Dor, Noa Maiman Prod.: Noa Maiman Source: Creation House N.M., Ltd. Contact: +972-9-960-6688, email@example.com Web Site: www. avchouse.com Production status: completed Oto, Nato, and Germain are going on a unique and emotional journey in a quest for identity. They were born in Israel to foreign workers, and are going back to their supposed “homeland,” where their parents came from.
hOme sweet hOme
(Ha-Chaim Yafim) Dir.: Efim Graboy Prod.: Tuvi Arbel Source: Efim Graboy, Tuvi Arbel Contact: +972-52-268-3758 Production status: completed Ten years after they immigrated, Yafim’s father loses his will to live. His mother is the sole breadwinner, and every day is filled with heartbreaking quarrels. Yafim decides to take control over his crumbling family.
hOw muCh lOVe
(Kama Ahava) Dir.: Kinneret Hay-Gillor Prod.: Dan Muggia Source: Dan Muggia & Kinneret Hay Gillor Contact: +972-3-695-3871, +972-50-885-2845, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: $343,000 Kinneret documents her parents’ intimacy from back in the days when her mother was a dreamy-eyed teenager and her father an aspiring athlete, until the present reality, in which Carmel suffers from muscular dystrophy.
the hOme that wasn’t there
(Ha-Bayit She-Lo Haya Sham) Dir.: Nitzan Carmeli Prod.: Nitzan and Shuka Carmeli Source: Nitzan Carmeli Contact: +972-54-679-9317, +972-9-8820386, email@example.com Production status: completed Budget: 30,000 (estimated)
הבית שלא היה שם
the human turBine
(Ha-Turbina ha-Enoshit) Dir.: Dani Verete Prod: Yehuda Bitton Yehuda Bitton Productions Source:+972-52-261-2667, ybitton@ Contact: netvision.net.il: Production status: completed Jewish academics and Palestinian shepherds in Susya work together to harness the energy of the wind and the sun for a renewable energy project that will supply electricity to the inhabitants who live in tents and caves, and allow the opening of a mechanized dairy that will open up new opportunities for economic independence.
I Shot My Love tells a personal story and follows the triangular relationship between director Tomer Heymann, his German boyfriend, and his mother.
i was there in COlOrs
(Ani Hayiti Sham be-Tzeva) Dir.: Avishai Kfir Prod: Itzik Rubin Source: IBA Channel 1 Contact: +9722-644-3485, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Fred Monson was an American Jew, Zionist, and photography buff, who took countless color photos in Israel from the 1940s to the 70s. They lay in a basement until the filmmakers came across them…
אני הייתי שם בצבע
i saw a Bird
)ראיתי ציפור (שם זמני
(temporary title) (Ra’iti Tzipor) Dir. & Prod.: Ronen Zaretzky, Yael Kipper Source: Wagtail Productions Contact: +972-77-201-4231, +972-52-887-0538, email@example.com Production status: completed A film about the disappearance of nature and wild animals in Israel, seen through the struggle of four individuals. Dir.: Tomer Heymann Prod: Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann Source: Heymann Brothers Films Contact: +9723-5602701, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed
i will Be liKe messi
(Choleh 'Al Messi) Dir.: Adi Weiss, Tomer Bar Sade Prod: Adi Weiss Source: Sapir College Contact: +972-50-781-8404, email@example.com Production status: completed Omer's dream is to be the best soccer player in the world. He won't let anything stop him, not even leukemia.
חולה על מסי
i shOt mY lOVe
ilana gur – Out OF Frame
אילנה גור — מחוץ למסגרת
(Ilana Gur – Michutz la-Misgeret) Dir.: Nurit Kedar, Ido Bahat Prod.: Nurit Kedar Contact: +972-52-354-1542, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Controversial artist Ilana Gur sits on the balcony of her remarkable museum in Jaffa and offers us a glimpse into her life.
in third PersOn
(Be-Guf Shelishi) Dir.: Arthur Yakobov, Sharon Atias Prod.: Yoav Halevy Source: Master Property: Tmuna Communication Ltd. / Open Doors Films Contact: +972-4-678-6980, +97250-729-6949, email@example.com Web Site: www.opendoorsfilms.com Production status: completed Budget: $130,000 The personal road trip of Bukharan artist and painter, Arthur Yaakobov, to find out about the family whom he never knew.
i’m nOt a PhiliPPina
(Ani Lo Filipina) Dir.: Anat Tel Prod.: Sasha Klein, Anat Tel Source: Sasha Klein Productions, Ltd. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Six-year-old Krizel is a blind girl of Philippine origin, born in Israel. She lives with her adoptive mother, Janette, a foreign Philippine worker. She dreams of seeing once again and staying in Israel.
אני לא פיליפינה
חזיונות בלתי פוסקים
(Chezyonot Bilti Poskim) Dir.: Duki Dror Prod.: Yael Shavit Source: Zygote films Contact: +972-54493-4740, +972-052-234-4091, duki.dror@ gmail.com Production status: completed He made sketches on scraps of paper and sent them to the young cellist who awaited him in Berlin. She saw his genius and within several years helped him turn into the most sought-after architect in Germany. Erich Mendelssohn and his wife had to leave Germany. They wandered between continents, and every place he built, he left his mark.
in neutral waters
(Be-Mayim Neitralim) Dir.: Hilla Shitrit Prod.: Reuven Hecker Source: Hilla Shitrit Contact: +972- 52432-7866, +97254-426-4747, hillalala@ gmail.com Production status: postproduction Budget: 200,000 NIS A therapeutic cruise in the North Sea for Israeli reserves soldiers who fought in Lebanon and in the Territories.
(Ha-Yerusha) Dir.: Hiam Abbas Prod.: Arik Bernstein, Metro Communications Source: Alma Production Contact: +972 -3 522-4061, email@example.com Production status: in production In a small Muslim village in the north of Israel, an inheritance battle between siblings goes on as the father lies on his deathbed, reminiscing about his unfortunate past with his wife, the late mother.
focuses on the heartbreak and hope of the modern kibbutz as a new generation struggles to ensure its survival.
iraq ‘n’ rOll
Dir.: Gili Gaon Prod.: Dani Haimovich Source: Station Films, Ltd. Contact: +972-3-670-9761, +972-54-397-1492, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Dudu Tasa, a leading Israeli rock musician, explores his family roots and the story of his grandfather, who was one of the leading musicians in Iraq in the 1930s. The journey will have an effect on his identity, both as a musician and as an Israeli.
(Zramim Ktu‘im) Dir. & Prod.: Guy Davidi, Alexandre Goetchmann Source: Guy Davidi & Alexandre Goetchmann and AMC Contact: +972-54-494-9831, guydvd@ gmail.com Web Site: sites.google.com/ site/interruptedstreams10/ Production status: completed Along the broken water pipe in the West-Bank village of Bil’in, the people of the village walk on different paths towards an uncertain future.
i’Ve seen giraFFes in india
(Ra’iti Jirafot Be-Hodu) Dir.: Noam Pinchas Prod.: Ronen Michaeli Source: Ronen Michaeli Contact: email@example.com Production Status: completed The Giraffes, a wild rock band, set out on a magical musical tour across India to perform for thousands of Israeli backpackers, but the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai take the journey off-track.
ראיתי ג’ירפות בהודו
inVenting Our liFe: the KiBButZ exPeriment
Dir.: Toby Appleton Perl A documentary examining the 100-year history of Israel’s kibbutz movement, recreating its glorious past, and chronicling its recent decline. The film
israel a hOme mOVie
(Kakh Ra’inu) Dir.: Eliav Lilti Prod.: Arik Bernstein Source: Arik Bernstein Contact: +972 -3-522-4061, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: in production A three-episode documentary series telling the story of Israel and Palestine from the start of the 20th century up to the late seventies by means of a wide variety of personal home movie footage in any format from before the Age of Video.
(Yehudim Akhshav) Dir.: Galia Oz Prod.: Anat Yahalom Source: IBA Channel 1 Contact: +9722-644-3485, email@example.com Production status: completed An Israeli mosaic that spreads from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, through the settlement of Kedumim and the Kibbutzim in the north, focusing on fathers and sons and the way in which Judaism is passed from generation to generation, for better or worse.
Dir.: Ruth Walk Prod.: Yariv Mozer, Hila Aviram Source: Yariv Mozer Contact: +972-52-270-2000, info@ mozer-films. com Production status: completed The exclusive life story of Jeannette Ordman, a petite, aristocratic, and powerful woman, who dedicated her life to dance and to her dogs.
(Ha-Itona’im) Dir: Idit Avrahami Prod: Assaf Amir Source: Norma Productions Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed The six-part series explores the shock the printed press in Israel is experiencing these days with the infiltration of television and internet and in the shadow of the fierce war between the Israeli publishers.
(Yirmiyahu) Dir.: Eran Paz Prod.: Ilan Moskovich Source: Yermiyahu Production Contact: +972-77-549-1584, +972-54-451-9171, +972-54-238-1933, email@example.com Production status: completed A film about the Shapira neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv and one man who gives hope to the many miserable residents there.
the JOurneYs OF a seCular Jew in Jerusalem
the ladY OF the COurt
(Eshet Ha-Chatzer) Dir.: Amnon Binyamin Prod.: Idan Negev, Yael Feldboy Source: Idan Regev Productions, Ltd. Contact: +972-54-2424243, +972-3-649-5593, regev.idan@gmail. com Production status: completed A rare peek into the life of Rivka Paluch, an ultra-Orthodox woman and political journalist who was an advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the matchmaker between his government and the ultra-Orthodox parties.
מסע של חילונית בירושלים
(Masa Shel Chilonit be-Yerushalayim) Dir. & Prod.: Elena Canetti Contact: +972-54-882-0433, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Waking up one morning to the emptiness of her life, 45-year-old Elena decides to go on a journey through the religious worlds that inhabit her city, Jerusalem’s streets.
KaFKa’s last stOrY
(Ha-Sippur ha-Acharon shel Kafka) Dir. & Prod.: Sagi Bornstein Source: Ruth Diskin Contact: ruth@ruthfilms. com Production status: completed Franz Kafka’s inheritance ignited a cultural struggle between the heiresses, Israel and Germany. An intercontinental investigative quest for literary treasures, big money, and betrayed testaments.
הסיפור האחרון של קפקא
land OF genesis
(Eretz Bereshit) Dir.: Moshe Alpert Prod.: Moshe Alpert, Haim Mecklberg, Esti Yaakov Meckelberg Source: Afikim Productions, 2team Productions Contact: +972-4-675-4628, email@example.com, +972-50531-2999, +972-50-640-2691, +9723-687-5111, firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.afikimproductions.com Production status: completed Budget: 1,300,000 NIS The film follows three mammals in their respective geographic habitats, as the seasons change: the wolves of the Golan Heights, the swamp cats of the Sea of Galilee, and the ibexes of the desert.
Dir.: Yael Sherer Prod.: David Noy Source: David Noy Contact: davidno@ minshar.org.il Two years ago, 27-year-old Yael filed an unprecedented civil suit in Israel, suing damages from her father for sexual abuse. Her siblings responded by disowning her. Her mother is her only family, but the two have never talked openly about matters.
langue saCrée, langue Parlée
שפה אחת ודברים אחדים
(Safa Achat u-Devarim Achadim) Dir.: Nurith Aviv Prod.: Itay Tamir, Serge Lalou Source: Layla Productions / Les films d’ici Contact: nurith.aviv@gmail. com Production status: completed A journey into the Hebrew language, ancient and modern, through the portraits of ten translators. A mosaic of characters, languages, and cultures. Part three of a trilogy.
from 1967 to the present, from the point of view of the Israeli jurists who established the system and served in it.
liFe in stills
(Ha-Tzalmaniya) Dir.: Tamar Tal Prod: Barak Heymann Heymann Brothers Films Source:+972-52-274-2445, barak@ Contact: heymannfilms.com Production status: completed The story of Miriam Wissenstein and her grandson Ben, who embark on an exciting, funny and touching journey to save the legendary “Photo House.”
the last ChanCe high
תיכון ההזדמנות האחרונה
(Tichon ha-Hizdamnut ha-Achrona) Dir.: Ben Shani Prod.: Ruthi Steinberg Source: Uvda – Keshet TV Contact: +972-623-9000, +972-561-8035 Production status: completed A documentation of a year at the Branko Weiss High School in Ramle, where students whom the educational system has given up on get another chance to get their high school diplomas and a different future.
liKe the queen OF england
כמו מלכת אנגליה
(Kemo Malkat Angliya) Dir. & Prod.: Micha Shagrir Source: Tapuz Comunications Contact: +972-2673-4587, email@example.com, tapuzltd@ netvision.net.il Production status: completed Layer by layer, the past and present of artist David Bergman unfold into a dramatic story starting in Nazi-occupied Paris, through the Kibbutz, and to the national stage and his private studio.
the law in these Parts
(Shilton ha-Chok) Dir.: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz Prod.: Liran Atzmor Source: Liran Atzmor, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz Contact: +972-52-8003362, +972-54-234-7500, Molir@bezeqint. net Production status: completed A critical look at the history of the legal system in the Occupied Territories
Dir.: Sivan Ben Ari Prod.: Noemi Schory Source: Beit Berl College School of Arts Contact: +972-52-898-7319, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed In high school Sivan admired Lior – a wild punk with a magnetic personality. Seven years later, Lior returns to Sivan’s life, now with a rare disease that has left her paralyzed in most of her body. A film about friendship and about how we deal with emotional and physical disabilities.
A personal documentary about the search for the Israeli director Moshe Guez – the Israeli Ed Wood – and for the whereabouts of his rarely seen, much censored, debut feature film, The Angel was a Devil.
the lOst lOVe diaries
(Yomanei ha-Ahava ha-Avudim) Dir.: Yasmine Novak Prod.: Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yossi Uzrad, Guy Jacoel, Noa Lifshitz Source: July August Productions Contact: +972-3-510-0223, +972-54-246-1103, email@example.com Production status: completed Alice and Bernie were young lovers in Holland during WWII. A moment before going into hiding they swore to keep diaries for one another. At the end of the war Alice waited in vain. On the eve of her wedding to another man, she received a package from a mysterious woman with Bernie’s diary in it. 65 years later, her daughter convinces her to open it for the first time.
יומני האהבה האבודים
(Ga’agua) Dir.: Effi Banai Prod.: Liat Kamai-Ashed Yehuda Bitton Productions Source:+972-52-261-2667, ybitton@ Contact: netvision.net.il Production status: completed The journey of a man into the depths of his past and into the roots of his yearning for a place which was and is no more.
lOOKing FOr mOshe gueZ
(Le’an Ne’elam Moshe Gez) Dir.: Avida Livny Prod.: Gidi Avivi Source: Vice Versa Films Contact: +97250-528-7659, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: post-production Budget: $250,000
(Motarot) Dir.: David Ofek Prod.: Elinor and Edna Kowarsky Source: Eden Productions +972-50-389-8485, +972-50 Contact: email@example.com 530-5155, Production status: completed Warehouses cramped with rotting goods, and donkeys dressed up as zebras – all these take part in the surreal reality of
?לאן נעלם משה גז
Israeli’s blockade on Gaza. This is the story of the merchandise itself: kiwis, fresh meat, toys, shoes, notebooks, canned goods—products that have been purchased, stored, expired, spoiled, and ultimately, destroyed. The film follows the preparations for a grandiose production of the Opera “Nabucco” by Verdi at Masada, while searching for answers to questions about the myth of Masada and its meaning for Israeli identity in the 21st century.
ma harag et mOni Fanan
מה הרג את מוני פנאן
Dir.: Ophira Assayag Exclusive interviews with the family of the late Moni Fanan and the story of the private “bank” he ran and managed to keep a secret for 15 years until his suicide in 2009.
me and gOd
(Elohim va-Ani) Dir.: Nati Adler Prod.: Chai Kahana Source: Nati Adler Contact: +972-50755-6205, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A new-media documentation dealing with the connection between people and God.
the marquis OF Bnei BraK
(Hamarkiz mi-Bnei Berak) Dir. & Prod.: David Moran Source: David Moran Contact: cinemoran@gmail. com Web Site: www.cinemoran.com Production status: complete Micha Frankel is an Israeli translator of French literature, a homosexual who is desperately searching for a partner to spend the autumn of his life with.
המרקיז מבני ברק
melissa, mOm and me ואניmom מליסה
(Tismonet Metzada) Dir.: Ayelet Heler Prod.: Naftaly Gliksberg Source: Glikscom, Ltd. Contact: +972-3-3730422, +972-54-5212766, email@example.com Production status: post-production
(Melisa, Mom va-Ani) Dir.: Limor Pinchasov Prod.: Limor Pinchasov, Yaron Kaftori Source: Cicero Productions Contact: +972-3-5444845, Cicero1@Bezeqint.net Production status: completed Seven years ago Israeli Yael and American Melissa met in a striptease club in Japan. Yael, a stills photographer, documented their friendship with a home video camera and Melissa exposed her difficult life story. Seven years later Yael decides to bring the story full circle.
(Seret Zikaron) Dir. & Prod.: Yonatan Kanaskevich Source: Tel Hai Rodman College Contact: +972-50-781-6366, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed An attempt to revolutionize cinema direction by collecting materials from an infinite network of security cameras around the world
Hagit, the granddaughter of the late Prof. Yeshayahu Leibovitz, travels across Judea and Samaria monitoring settlement development for Peace Now. This awakens the pain and rage she feels towards the religious community, which she herself hails from.
(Ziyunei Sekhel) Dir.: Eran Koblik, Ricardo Royshester Production status: completed All Yacki wanted was to make his on porn movie. A strange wish for a boy from an ultra-Orthodox family who never even watched television or movies.
memOries OF the eiChmann trial
(Zikhronot Mishpat Eichmann) Dir.: David Perlov Prod.: IBA Television, Channel 1 Source: Yad Vashem Visual Center / IBA Channel 1 Contact: +9722-644-3485, visual.center@yadvashem. org.il , email@example.com Production status: completed A restoration of the 1979 film by David Perlov, in which he interviews Holocaust survivors and members of the second generation about how the Eichmann trial affected them and transformed Israeli perceptions of the Holocaust and the survivors.
זכרונות משפט אייכמן
Dir.: Vered Berman Prod.: Dina Kahanovitz, Edna Nahum Source: 6 Productions Contact: didi21@netvision. net.il Production status: completed Budget: 417,000 NIS Beautiful Mirall’eh, born with four degenerated limbs, abandoned by her parents at birth, became a success story, against all odds, through willpower and her left foot.
the messiah will alwaYs COme
המשיח תמיד יבוא
(Ha-mashiach Tamid Yavo) Dir. & Prod.: Lea Klibanoff Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed
(Ha-Dugmaniyot) Dir.: Adi Frost Source: Kastina Productions Contact: +972+9-9612200 Production status: completed
A three-part documentary series that shatters the glamorous veneer of the top-model industry and shows what the life of a young aspiring model really looks like.
(Mashtap) Dir. & Prod.: Doron Eran Source: Tel Aviv Doco, Ltd. Contact: +972-54777-9050, email@example.com Production status: in production Web Site: www.doroneran.com Budget: 500,000€ In 1940 Joseph Joanovici entered the office of the Gestapo commander in Paris and offered to provide iron to the German army in exchange for saving his family, thus becoming the biggest Jewish collaborator with the Nazi war machine. He also funded the French underground and saved many Jews. After the war he was tried and sentenced, escaped to Israel, was deported by Ben-Gurion, and died homeless in Paris in 1965.
mOnOlOgues aBOut death
אפילוג — מונולוגים על מוות
(Epilog – Monologim ‘al Mavet) Dir. & Prod.: Michal Kaphra Source: Michal Kaphra Contact: +972-50587-8596, +972-3-525-52716, kmichal@ netvision.net.il Production status: completed Thirteen influential figures from Israeli society were chosen to give monologues about death. In the last leg of their lives, they talk about aging, about fears, and about death.
מוסטאר הלוך ושוב
(Mostar Halokh va-Shov) Dir. & Prod.: David Fisher Source: Cinephil Ltd. / Fisher Features, Ltd. Contact: +972-3-649-3575, +97252-387-9171, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Production status: completed During three roundtrips to Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, where his 17-yearold son Yuval is attending an international high school, filmmaker David Fisher watches his son’s relationships unfold: with his father, his Israeli peers, his Israeli-Arab roomate, and his Spanish girlfriend, Neus.
(Shririm) Dir.: Idan Glikzeilig Prod.: Asaf Mor, Michal Wiets Source: The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School Contact: +972-2673-1950, firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.jsfs.co.il Production status: completed A year in the life of a lonely body builder and weight lifter in his pursuit to become a champion. A new kind of hero who knows how to lose and still follows his dream.
mY BrOther, mY herO
אח שלי גיבור
(Ach Sheli Gibor) Dir.: Lior Agur Prod: Yahaly Gat Source: Muse Productions Contact: +972-9-744-5666, +972-50-570-6736, fg_ email@example.com Production status: post-production Budget: 370,000 NIS When a missile hit their PUMA in the Second Lebanon War, Uri and Dubi’s lives were changed forever. Long after the war has dropped off the public agenda, the two lead a public struggle to make a change on behalf of their comrades in arms. Their reception by the military establishment is not a warm one.
mY Parents – nitZa and diCK
ההורים שלי — ניצה ודיק
(Ha-Horim Sheli – Nitza ve-Dick) Dir.: Ohav Flantz Prod.: Tali Shemesh Shemesh +972 Source: Tali +972-54-458Contact:tali. 52-273-1175, -8710, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Ohav Flantz goes for his annual visit to his parents in Australia, where they’ve been living for the past ten years in a beautiful house surrounded by acres of Australian forest. Under the idyllic surface cracks are revealed.
mY name is ahlam
(Kor’im li Ahlam) Dir.: Rima Essa Prod.: Claudia Levin Source: Claudius Films, Ltd. Contact: +972-52-238-5334, Claudia.levin@ claudiusfilms.com Production status: completed While fighting for her daughter’s right to receive adequate treatment for her leukemia, Palestinian Aisha is no longer afraid to stand up to her husband, to her occupiers, to the authorities and to anyone who is in the way of her daughter’s path to health.
mY Parents – shanti and martin
קוראים לי אחלם
שנטי ומרטין — “פרויקט ההורים ”שלי
(Shanty ve-Martin – “Proyect Ha-horim Sheli”) Dir.: Jason Danino Holt Prod.: Tali Shemesh Source: Tali Shemesh Contact: +972-52-273-1175, tali. status: email@example.com Production completed An intimate journey of a mother and son in the Sinai Peninsula.
mY Parents – tami and JaCOB
”תמי ויעקב — “פרויקט ההורים שלי
(Tami ve-Yakov – “Proyect Ha-horim Sheli”) Dir: Nir Horvitz Prod: Tali Shemesh Source: Tali Shemesh+972-52-273-1175 Contact: tali. firstname.lastname@example.org , Production status: completed
The story of a relationship between a man with advanced Parkinson’s disease and his caregiver wife, as told through the eyes of their son. Dir.: Shlomo Slutzky Prod: Shlomo Slutzky, Yehuda Bitton Source: Shlomo Slutzky / IBA Channel 1 / INCAA Contact: +972-3-544-9965, +972-52249-7419, email@example.com Production status: post-production Budget: $175,000 Shlomo Slutzky’s trip to Argentina to cover the case of a former Junta General charged with killings during the 70s, surprisingly turns into a quest in the steps of Shlomo’s friends, who were imprisoned, exiled or killed after joining guerrilla forces, and who feel betrayed by Shomo for emigrating to Israel.
nO “Full stOP”
mY sweet CanarY
קנרית מתוקה שלי
(Kanarit Metuka Sheli) Dir. & Prod.: Roy Sher Source: Sher Films and Music Productions Contact: +972-52-6817788, +972-3-546-0297, firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www. mysweetcanary.com Production status: completed Roza Eskenazi sang the way she lived, with passion, fire, and love. This story is the story of three musicians from Greece, Turkey, and Israel, who embark on an exciting musical journey to tell the story of Greece’s best-loved rebetiko singer.
OediPOs OF naZarath
(Tluyim ba-Avir) Dir. & Prod.: Ramy A. Katz Source: Ramy A. Katz Contact: +972-3-5668811, +972-54-598-3095, ramykz@ gmail.com Production status: postproduction Ricki, who was physically abused by her husband throughout her marriage, faces the dilemma of whether or not to file a complaint and thus to endanger the family unit or to watch her children grow up in fear.
naPhtali st, 23
(Mivtza Naftali) Dir.: Oren Reich, Vered Yeruham Prod.: Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait Source: Lama films Contact: +972-3-685-0430, +972-54-470-8295, amir@lamafilms. com, email@example.com Web Site: www.lamafilms.com Production status: completed The tenants of one apartment building in Jerusalem are given a once-in-alifetime opportunity to upgrade their lives. But will they reach an agreement?
One OF his Kind
(Mot Ha-Admor) Dir.: Ron Maiberg Prod.: Noam Shalev Films Contact: Source: Highlightinfo@highlight.co.il +972-3-616-8611, Web Site: www.highlight.co.il Production status: completed. The life story of Adam Baruch, one of Israel’s most important journalists, who died two years ago.
Dir.: Itamar Elkalay Prod.: Claudia Levin Source: Claudius Films Contact: +972-52-238-5334, Claudia.levin@ claudiusfilms.com Yeshayahu Beitel was born in Sweden to a Holocaust survivor father and a sickly mother who died when he was 14. At age 27 he decided to become a photographer and his camera brought him to Paris, which led to a strange and intimate documentation of a group of neo-Nazis
One OF seVen
(Echad mi-Shiv'a) Dir. & Prod.: Goel Pinto Contact: +97254-245-4900, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Emcompassing different and contradictory Israeli cultural identities – ultraOrthodox, Mizrahi, homosexual – the filmmaker sets out through different stations in his life.
a PlaCe OF her Own
(Reut) Dir.: Sigal Emanuel Prod: Dikla Barkai Source: Go2Films Distribution Contact: +972-2-983-1371, email@example.com Production status: completed The unbelievable story of Reut, a young woman without a home seeking her place in the world and fighting for her children.
One On One
אחד על אחד
(Echad ‘al Achad) Dir.: Dori Rivkin Prod.: Haggai Arad, Elad Peleg Source: Daroma Productions Contact: +972-8-672-2090, +972-57-7555805, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A touching film about a father and son’s journey. The father – Peretz Rivkin, former captain of the deaf basketball team – renounced his dream of being a basketball player to support his family. His son, Dori, a filmmaker, decides to return his father to the basketball court.
Pnina Feiler – a COmmunist nurse
(Pnina Feiler – Achot Komonistit) Dir. & Prod.: Dalia Mevorach, Dani Dothan Source: Elil Communication Production status: completed 85-year-old Pnina watches the world she dreamed of collapse all around her. Her kibbutz has abandoned its socialist ideology, her children have left Israel,
פנינה פלייר — אחות קומוניסטית
and wars are pushing the ideal of a “brotherhood of nations” further away.
(Hayim Yekarim) Dir.: Shlomi Eldar Prod.: Ehud Bleiberg, Yoav Zeevi Source: Bleiberg Entertainment & Jasmin T.V. Contact: email@example.com, +972-3-752-2881, +972-54-544-0050 Web Site: preciouslifemovie.com Production status: completed An exceptional relationship is formed in an isolation room in the children’s ward of Tel-Hashomer hospital between a young woman from Gaza whose baby son suffers from a genetic disease, an Israeli doctor, and a journalist.
(Shira Ba’am) Dir. & Prod.: Dorit Weisman Contact: +972-2-581-8778, +972-50-871-3205, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget:100,000 NIS A movie about a revolution in poetry and five Jerusalem poets for whom poetry is a way of life and a catalyst for social change.
(November Efes Shmoneh) Dir. & Prod.: Daniel Sivan Source: OneManShow / Alma Films Contact: +972-50-852-0811, email@example.com Production status: completed Budget: 400,000 NIS A bunch of boys, friends since elementary school, are about to go to the army. Once inside, all but one of them are counting the days until their release. One of them graduates from an officers’ course, making his buddies think he’s abandoned them for the army.
(Af Adom) Dir. & Prod.: Eldad Prives Source: Eldad Prives, Asaf Oren Contact: +972-52831-5338, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: 100,000 NIS A Tel Aviv street clown sets out to conquer the sadness in Sderot. The one-time gig turns into a project of over a year, and the clown becomes part of the city’s fabric.
מצאנו מה לעשות עם ההרים
(Maztanu Ma La’asot ‘Im ha-Harim) Dir. & Prod.: Yuval Pan Source: Yuval Pan Contact: +972-77-211-8855, email@example.com Production status: completed In the summer of 2007 an article in a local newspaper reveals that bulldozers are about to raze the last open natural area in the Timna Valley to build a hotel complex. Five citizens join forces and set out on a 4-year quixotic battle against the real estate barons, government bureaucrats, and the Kibbutz establishment.
The incredible story of the Yatza Affair, in which Brigadier General (Res.) Yitzhak Yaacov was charged with severe espionage. The affair reveals the long arm of the “Secret Kingdom” of the Israeli defense system.
the seCret OF Killing BaBY rOse
סוד הרצח של הילדה רוז
(Sod ha-Retzach shel ha-Yalda Rose) Dir. & Prod.: Nili Tal Source: Nili Tal Contact: +972-50-662-3293, ntp@ netvision.net.il Production status: completed On September 11, 2008, a police diver pulled up a red suitcase from the bottom of the Yarkon River, in Tel Aviv. Inside, were the remains of a toddler named Rose. The film tells the story of the melodrama leading up to the murder of the baby.
sCOre FOr a salmOn’s liFe
הפרטיטורה של הדג סלומון
(Ha-Partitura shel ha-Dag Salomon) Dir. & Prod.: Ilan Zarfati Source: Ilan Zarfati Contact: +972-54-247-5098, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Composer André Hajdu, winner of the Israel Prize, is the “bad boy” of Israeli classical music. He swims constantly against the stream.
sharOn amrani: rememBer his name
שרון עמרני- זכרו את השם
(Sharon Amrani – Zikhru et ha-Shem) Dir.: Yair Raveh Additional directors: Dover Kosashvili, Joseph Cedar, Nir Bergman Prod.: Lilach Nagar Source: Kastina Productions Contact: +972-9961-2200, +972-52-433-9917, yair.raveh@ gmail.com Production status: completed This documentary about director and screenwriter Sharon Amrani, who drowned tragically in 2001, incorporates scenes written by Amrani and directed by leading feature filmmakers in Israel.
(Mamlekhet ha-Sod) Dir. & Prod.: Nir Toib Source: G.N. Communication Contact: +972-3-5614302, +972-54-453-8022, gn@gn-com. com Web Site: www.gn-com.com Production status: completed
(Mishmeret) Dir: Aya Ben Ron Prod: Oded Kimhi Source: Aya Ben Ron Contact: +972-54760-7978, +972-3-529-2427, a_benron@ netvision.net.il Production status: postproduction Budget: 75,000 NIS The film documents life in two coma units in the Reut medical center in Tel Aviv, patiently observing the doctors and nurses who come into contact with the comatose patients and the social and ethical codes that govern the place.
A portrait of writer Sarah Shilo. She did not go to university, and instead of narrative she writes in episodes. Fame comes after working for many years as a kindergarten teacher in her northernIsrael town and writing anonymously. What will she do now?
Dir. & Prod.: Yael Leibovitz-Zand Source: Zandoco Contact: +972-77-500-8919, +972-50-846-4920, yaelleibo@bezeqint. net Production status: completed A journey into the against-all-odds story of the Yiddish theater in Israel and its charismatic actors.
shO’qOstaK (what’s YOur stOrY?)
שו קוסתאק (תרגום:מה הסיפור )שלך
Dir.: Jamal Khalaile, Paulina Carbonnier Bahier Prod:EgbareyaEgbareye Source: Bahier email@example.com , Paulinecarbo@gmail.com +972-54-9219029 Production Status: completed Jamal, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, converses with five young Israelis with different ideological views. While focusing on the issue of fear, the central issue becomes admitting the Other without having to giving up one’s own identity.
six milliOn in twO rOOms
ששה מיליון בשני חדרים
(Shisha Milyon be-Shnei Chadarim) Dir. & Prod.: Barak and Tomer Heymann Source: Heymann Brothers Films, Ltd. Contact: +972-3-5602701, office@ heymann-films.com Production status: in production Budget: $220,000 Tsi-la Piran, a second generation Israeli daughter of Holocaust survivors, chooses to deal with her personal demons by conducting therapy workshops throughout Germany and Poland with the troubled second generation of the “Other Side.”
shum gamadim lO YaVO’u
שום גמדים לא יבואו
Dir.: Ruth Walk Prod.: Yael Perlov Production status: completed
sixtY and the CitY
(Bat Shishim Mechapeset Ahava) Dir. & Prod.: Nili Tal Source: Nili Tal Productions Contact: +972-3-641-0805, +972-50-661-3293, firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.nilital.com Production status: completed Budget: $100,000 At the age of 60, I decided that I need love. I had more than 100 blind dates with men and filmed a few of them. Enjoy my journey.
בת שישים מחפשת אהבה
A documentary journey to the backstage of the Declaration of the State of Israel. The last living witnesses to the historical moment and the makers of the myth explore what really happened in the 32 minutes of ceremony.
(Status: Ravak/a) Dir.: Chen Landau Prod.: Noa Maiman Source: Added Value – Creation House N.M. LTD Contact: +972-9-960-6688, email@example.com Web Site: www. avchouse.com Production status: completed Four successful singles aged 38+ take us on a personal journey into the reasons behind their status, raising questions of fear and failure, living alone, past traumas, and the relevance of the concept of marriage.
(Ktefayim Rokdot) Dir.: Ruth Eshel Prod.: Neve Yosef Community Center Source: Ruth Eshel Contact: +972-4-855-0738, reshel@ research.haifa.ac.il; +972-4-822-7499, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed The film tells the story of Ruth Eshel, avant-garde dancer and scholar of artistic dance in Israel, and her journey along with dozens of Ethiopian-Israeli dancers to establish an Ethiopian dance troupe in Israel.
(Ha-Mikhtav shel Sumna) Dir. & Prod.: Hadar Kleinman, Timna Goldstein Source: The House Behind the Sun: Contact: +972-3-674-1138, +972-50-679-3652, email@example.com Production status: completed Hannah Star was adopted as an infant from Romania to Israel and was sent to a boarding school at age 13. As she approaches age 18 she decides to go on a journey in search of her routes and her biological mother.
המכתב של סומנה
a state Behind the sCene
מדינה ביום אחד
(Medina be-Yom Echad) Dir. & Prod.: Avi Weissblei Source: Rampa Contact: +972-77-443-0876, +972-54-445-2450, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed www. youtube.com/user/AviWeissblei
Dir. & Prod.: Ohad Milstein Source: Ohad Milstein Contact: +972-54-4614262, email@example.com Web Site: www.ohadmilstein.com Production status: completed Budget: $120,000 A film about the women of the Israeli artistic swimming team on their way to the championship.
tel aViV, tZiYun meah
Dir. & Prod.: Michael Yoseph Source: Michael Yoseph Contact: +972-52560-5353, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A series of 30 short films combing the behind-the-scenes stories of the band, “Tel Aviv Youth” over the course of the year of Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s centenary, with the stories of the places and people who shaped the 100-year-old city.
תל אביב, ציון מאה
that’s gila, that’s me
(Ze Ani, Ze Gila) Dir. & Prod.: Alon Weinstock Source: Alon Weinstock Contact: +972-54555-3379, email@example.com Production status: completed A fascinating documentary about the life story of Gila Goldstein, born in the 1950s as Avraham Goldstein. From Maccabi Haifa soccer player to Tel Aviv stripper, Gila was one of Israel’s first trans-gender individuals. A Tel Aviv icon and a living legend who is admired by the LGBT community.
זה גילה, זה אני
thieVes BY law
(Ganavim ba-Chok) Dir.: Alexander Gentelev Prod.: Sasha Klein, Maya Zinshtein, Simone Baumann Source: S.M.S Productions Contact: +972-50-289-8992, +972 -54-225-6211, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed For the first time, the godfathers of the Russian underworld tell their story. How did these bullies who inspired the character of the “bad guy” in so many Israeli movies became respected business men?
(Ha-Morah Irena( Dir: Itamar Chen Prod.: Naomi Levari, Saar Yogev Source: JCS Productions +972-3-637-0500, +972-54 Contact: email@example.com 550-5255, Production status: completed The lives of 26 children from Jerusalem’s Katamon neighborhood change when they meet their new teacher, Irena.
Dir. & Prod.: Gal Shani Source: Gal Shani, Carmiel Contact annabelle@ kapro.com Production status: completed The film tells the story of the Holocaust of the Jewish community of Salonika through the story of Alberto Matarasso, a retired Haifa dock worker.
(Karu’a) Dir. & Prod.: Ronit Kertsner Source: Hedva Goldschmidt, go2films Contact: hedva@go2films Production status: completed 12 years after he was ordained as a Polish-Catholic priest, Romuald Waszkinel found out that he was born to Jewish parents, that his name was Jakub Weksler. The film follows his amazing journey from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew in a religious kibbutz in Israel. Torn between two identities, he is unable to give up either one, and is therefore not accepted by either religion or by the State of Israel.
tO lOVe sOPhia
לאהוב את סופיה
(Le’ehov et Sofia) Dir. & Prod.: Ohad Itach World Sales: www.ruthfilms.com Contact: +97250-759-0060, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: 600,000 NIS Coming to Israel from Moldova in the 1990s left Sophia unstable and yearning for more. Her well-educated parents are unable to control their only daughter as she rapidly descends from singer in a rock-band to drug addict and prostitute.
(Ma’arbolot) Dir. & Prod.: Kobi Davidian, Roni Livneh Source: Kobi Davidian, Roni Livneh Contact: +972-50-756-7867, email@example.com, livnehroni@ gmail.com Production status: postProduction After 26 years of a life sentence for the rape and murder of a Jewish girl in 1982, bedouin Kamal Subhi contacts Ariel Livneh, a retired secret services agent and criminologist, asking him to re-open his file. Ariel dives in, wipes the dust off of old documents, digs through archives, makes notes, locates police officers, and examines every detail, leading him after 3 years to appeal for Kamal’s release.
tO remOVe the Veil
(Lehasir et ha-Re’ala) Dir.: Racheli Schwartz Prod.: Shelomy Afryat Source: Topline Contact: +972-54-488-5078, +972-77-500-5078, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: post-production Budget: 320,000 NIS The unbelievable story of Ralia Sfadi, a 38-year-old Druze woman from the village of Mas’ada in the Golan Heights, who decides to go out on a crusade to realize her political and social dream.
להסיר את הרעלה
(Nachalat Tzion) Dir. & Prod.: Eli Levy Source: ELP TV Contact: +972-50-759-4031, levyeli@ hotmail.com Web site: www.elptv.co.il Production status: completed The film reveals the stories, prayers, music, tastes, and rare atmosphere of Jerusalem’s Nahlaot neighborhood, documenting the community that came from Aleppo, Syria to Jerusalem on donkeys bringing with them their prayers of supplication.
out about their exile and imprisonment at t the British in the four years leading up to Israel’s War of Independence.
the uZBeK trilOgY
(Ha-Trilogiya ha-Uzbekit) Dir. & Prod.: Avishai Sivan Source: Avishai Sivan Contact: +972-50-6406836, email@example.com Production status: completed Three generations of men of Uzbek origin, a grandfather, father, and grandson, and their respective efforts to integrate into Israeli society.
under the rug
(Mitachat la-Shatiach) Dir.: Aya Somech, Haggi Linkin Prod.: Yoav Roeh, Aurit Zamir Source: Gum films Contact: +972-52-336-5572, info@ gum.com Production status: completed The story of Maya Linik, whose eldest son died 40 years ago, raises forbidden questions about a mother’s love for her children
ViOlins in wartime
(Kinorot be-Milchama) Dir.: Yael Katzir Prod.: Dan Katzir Source: Yael Katzir, New Love Films Contact: +972-3-642-1648, +972-52-2207949, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Budget: 430,000 NIS (estimated) The power of music as a symbol of sanity in a time of war. Amnon Weinsten is a violin-maker who works with his son Avishai. When the Second Lebanon War breaks out in summer 2006, Amnon struggles to keep his international materclasses for young violinist from being cancelled, while also worrying about Avishai, who is drafted into the war.
the undergrOund in the tunnel OF time
המחתרות במנהרת הזמן
(Ha-Machtarot be-Minheret ha-Zman) Dir.: Benny Ori Prod: Yehuda Bitton Source: Yehuda Bitton Productions, Ltd. Contact: +972-52-261-2667, ybitton@ netvision.net.il Production status: completed The families of former fighters in the Jewish undergrounds go to Africa to find
(Ha-Kanarim) Dir.: Alexander Gentelev Prod.: Nurit Kedar Source: Hedva Goldschmidt, Go2 Films Contact: email@example.com Production status: completed The Sisyphean, uncompromising journey of ten-year-old children from Tiberias who play the violin remarkably.
what am i, Farag?
(Ma Ani Faraj?) Dir.: Kobi Farag Prod.: Noa Maiman Source: Added Value – Creation House N.M. LTD Contact: +972-9-960-6688, firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www. avchouse.com Production status: preproduction A feature documentary about an eldest son who succeeded in turning his first name – Farag – into a word synonymous with photography, and to the name of a whole family.
?’מה אני פרג
גם כשעיני פקוחות
(Gam Keshe-‘Einay Pekuchot) Dir.: Ofir Trainin Prod.: Shahar Ben-Hur Source: Clemantina Films Contact: +972-3-685-1633, email@example.com Production status: completed A soul-searching musical journey centered on Gabriel Belhassan, a musician from the south of Israel, known as the founder of the rock band, “Aljir.”
whO are YOu FOr me?
?מי אתה בשבילי
(Mi Ata Bishvili?) Dir: Dror Reshef Prod.: Hedva Goldschmidt Source: Hedva Goldschmidt, Go2 Films Contact: dror. firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , www.go2films.com Production status: completed A girl with an intellectual disability leads a quiet everyday life, until by chance she meets a young man. She waits for her parents to return home so she can get their blessing for the new relationship. What she doesn’t understand is that her parents perished in a car accident a few years ago.
(Matador ha-Milchama) Dir.: Avner Faingulernt, Macabit Abramson Prod.: Avner Faingulernt Contact: +972-54-675-5272, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed A road trip along the borderline between Israel and Gaza during the Gaza War of winter 2009.
where is mY stuFF
(Eifo ha-Devarim Sheli) Dir. & Prod.: Zohar Kaniel Source: Zohar Kaniel Contact: +972-54-552-2955, email@example.com Production status:completed Budget: 300,000 NIS (estimated) The film follows the relationship between the director and his 70-yearold mother, an obsessive collector who goes through a trauma when she has to leave her apartment of 35 years – and her stuff – behind to move into assisted living.
איפה הדברים שלי
when israel went Out
(Betzet Yisrael) Dir.: Meni Elias Prod.: Micha Shagrir Source: Shiba Productions Contact: +972- 8-675-0089, +972-52-253-1481, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: completed Over two decades after the operations bringing Ethiopian Jewry to Israel, the Ethiopian-Israeli community remains apart, misunderstood, and not an integral part of Israeli society. Despite this, most in the community see Israel as their home. The time has come for the State of Israel to recognize them.
what maKes leiBi run?
?מה מריץ את לייבי
(Ma Meritz et Leibi?) Dir.: Menachem Roth Prod.: Ron Ofer +972-52 Source: Ron Ofer Contact:Production 380-3981, email@example.com status: in production Director Menachem Leibi Roth (35) abandoned ultra-Orthodox life as a young man. Leibi wants to start a family with his girlfriend, but before he can settle down he must come to terms with the sexual abuse he suffered in an ultra-Orthodox boarding school. He plans to present his abuser with the chronicle of his life on film, to confront him with the enormous damage he caused.
Dir.: Jonathan Ben Efrat Prod.: Nir Nader Source: Video 48 Contact: +972-3-537-3269 Production status: completed Wisconsin is a dramatic documentary that follows the implementation and implications of the Wisconsin Plan in Israel.
the wOman whO Knew tOO muCh
(Ha-Isha she-Yada’a Yoter Miday) Dir.: Yarin Kimor Prod.: Dorit Stark Source: IBA Cannel 1 Contact: +97252-836-2222, +972-52-286-0007 Production status: completed An investigative documentary into the reasons behind the death/murder of Jenny May, who was found hanged on the Tel Aviv beach. A transnational investigation that takes us through Jenny’s connections with the CIA and the Israeli defense services, to intelligence agencies in Africa, Russia, and other places.
wOrld Class Kids
(Shalom Kita Bet) Dir: Netta Loevy Prod.: Edna & Elinor Kowarsky Source: Eden Productions Contact: +972-3-527-3403, +972-50-530-5155, info@edenproductions. co.il Production status: completed Second graders from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds in a school in the center of Tel Aviv contend with a stormy school year, war, and a nationalistic curriculum.
האישה שידעה יותר מדי
’שלום כיתה ב
Dir.: Yalon Gurevich Prod: Itzhak Rubin Production status: completed The film tells the life story of Yorek, the 81-year-old Holocaust survivor known as the “wolf boy” from the Warsaw Ghetto, whose heroic youth was immortalized in many stories.
wOmen OF hamas
(Neshot ha-Hamas) Dir.: Suha Arraf Prod.: Suha Arraf, Philippa Kowarski Source: Belssan Productions / Cinephil Contact: +972-3-566-4219, firstname.lastname@example.org Production status: post-production Budget: 176,013 euro The film follows three Hamas women to try and understand how an Islamist political party, operating in a very conservative society, allows its women to become political, social, and even military leaders.
(Kamera ha-Tzair) Dir. & Prod.: Ella Zaharano Source: Ella Zaharano Contact: +972-50-455-4687, email@example.com Production status: completed Budget: 60,000 euro Rubinstein, the director, conducts one-on-one meetings with the members of the Young Cameri repertory theater. She asks them to cooperate in exposing intimate details of their lives. Based on these personal stories she writes a play inspired by scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.
the ZilBer & me
(Ani ve-ha-Zilber) Dir: Roei Zilber Prod: Yoram Ivry, David Noy Source: Cinemax Productions Contact: +972-3-731-1267, +972-52-2642787 Production status: completed Roei Zilber has always felt trapped under the “family spell”: emotionally detached and musically obsessive, the estranged son of a rock-star. His father, Ariel Zilber, revolutionized Israeli music with his offbeat melodies and his eccentric behavior. The rift between father and son became more complicated when Ariel decided to become ultra-Orthodox and right wing....
listing OF Film & teleVisiOn industrY BOdies
Jerusalem Film Center (JFC) Jerusalem Cinematheque • Israel Film archive http://www.jer-cin.org.il Tel: +972 (0)2-565-4333 ministry of industry, trade and labor http://www.tamas.gov.il Tel: +972 (0)2-666-2000 the israel export and international Cooperation institute http://www.export.gov.il Tel: +972 (0)3-514-2816 ministry of Culture & sport http://www.most.gov.il Tel: +972 (0)2-560-1740 reshet Tel: +972 (0)3-769-0000 firstname.lastname@example.org Keshet Tel: +972 (0)3-767-6428 anat.sneh@Keshet-tv.com Channel 10 Tel.: +972 (0)3-733-1000 email@example.com israel Broadcast authority (iBa) Tel: +972 (0)2-501-5555 firstname.lastname@example.org the second authority for television and radio Tel: +972 (0)2-655-6222 http://www.rashut2.org.il Channel 8 – noga Communications Tel: +972 (0)3-684-9978 email@example.com http://www.noga.co.il hot Tel: + 972 (0)77-707-8093 firstname.lastname@example.org Yes Tel: +972 (0)9-761-6175 email@example.com
gesher multicultural film fund Tel.: +972 (0)2-622-8061 http://www.gesherfilmfund.org.il israel Film Fund Tel.: +972 (0)3-562-8180 http://www.filmfund.org.il Jerusalem Film and television Fund Tel.: +972 (0)2-625-0855 http://www.jerusalemfilmfund.com the Joshua rabinovich tel aviv Foundation for the arts – Cinema Project Tel.: +972 (0)3-525-5020 http://www.cinemaproject.org.il makor Foundation for israeli Films Tel.: +972 (0)3-566-4746 http://www.kerenmakor.org.il new israeli Foundation for Cinema & TV Tel.: +972 (0)3-522-0909 http://www.nfct.org.il
Jerusalem Film Center (JFC) Israel FIlm arChIve • Jerusalem CInematheque
lia van leer Founder & President Yigal molad hayo Acting Director avinoam harpak Program Director gilli mendel Director of Education Department & Special Professional Projects Costel safirman Head of Research Center nirit eidelman Israeli Cinema Manager meir russo Archive Director aviva meirom Main office Manager & Events Coordinator navot Barnea Monthly Program Editor ilil wiser Manager of Axelrod Collection rebecca levy Head of Video Department
the JOshua raBinOViCh tel aViV FOundatiOn FOr the arts
giora einy General Director Yoav abramovich Director of Productions
the JCC in manhattan
isaac Zablocki Director of film programs, Director of the Israel Film Center ravit turjeman Dragoman Films
ministrY OF FOreign aFFairs
Vered heller Head of Film Section uri amitai & anita mazor Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL
KRONHILL PLETKA FOUNDATION
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