LOS ANGELES

NOVEMBER 5-21, 2017

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING & AWARDS PRESENTATION

NOVEMBER 5, 2017
SABAN THEATRE, BEVERLY HILLS

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WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS
כשהעשן מתפזר

Dir: Rebecca Shore

Running Time: 85 minutes

True stories of young Israeli soldiers whose injuries leave them fighting for the strength to live, the film shares the accounts of Gil, Ofer, and Elad –  young war veterans whose unthinkable battle experiences leave them with life-altering mental and physical scars. Returning to society,...

A HEARTBEAT AWAY
במרחק פעימה

Dir: Tal Barda and Noam Pinchas

Running Time: 55 minutes

The story of an Israeli pediatric cardiologist sent to Africa to perform lifesaving operations in Tanzania, where every day five children die from heart conditions. Dr. Akiva Tamir and his team examine hundreds of children, of which only a handful can receive the treatment which...

PHOTO FARAG
פוטו פרג'

Dir: Kobi Farag

Running Time: 77 minutes

A gripping and moving real life story of the first Iraqi-Jewish family to become a household name in Israel, the Farag family built a hugely successful photography business which revolutionized the way Israelis took, developed and related to pictures. Based on fascinating interviews and archival...

Winner - 2017 Silver Award at the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards

MUHI – GENERALLY TEMPORARY
מוחי

Dir: Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander and Tamir Elterman

Running Time: 89 minutes

For the past seven years Muhi, a brave and spirited Palestinian boy has been living in an Israeli hospital, unable to return to his home in Gaza. Caught between two worlds and two peoples, Muhi is raised in paradoxical circumstances that transcend identity, religion and...

Winner, Best Debut Film, Docaviv International Film Festival 2017

DIMONA TWIST
דימונה טוויסט

Dir: Michal Aviad

Running Time: 71 minutes

Seven women arrive in Israel by ship in the 1950s and 1960s and are sent straight to Dimona, a town recently established in the desert. They now open up and share their life stories that have never before been told from their perspectives. What happened...

HOPE I’M IN THE FRAME
מקווה שאני בפריים

Dir: Netalie Braun

Running Time: 57 minutes

An aged film director is trying to make a new film. She struggles to find the support to get her project of the ground. This director is Michal Bat-Adam- the first female film director in Israel- who dared to try, and ultimately succeeded to break...

Winner - 2017 Israeli Academy Ophir Award, Best Documentary (under 60 minutes)

SHIR
שיר

Dir: Michael Aloni

Running Time: 33 minutes

A completely new and different look on the Israeli complex reality .It is Yom Ha-Zikaron Israel’s Memorial Day, Seventeen years old Shir ditches school and runs away from her mom , trying as hard as she can to run away from her own personal memory...

Nominee - Best Short, 2017 Israeli Academy Ophir Awards

212
212

Dir: Boaz Frankel

Running Time: 20 minutes

A moving and highly naturalistic cinema that attempts to tame death and its inevitable banality, which is part of the natural order of things. The end comes among other matters, quietly, in the middle of various procedures and duties that a director of a residential care home must face. For Doron, it is yet...

Winner, Best Student Short, San Sebastian Film Festival 2017

Nominee, Best Short, Israeli Academy Ophir Awards 2017

Winner - Best Student Short, Haifa Film Festival 2016

OPERATOR
מפעילה

Dir: Ben Hakim

Running Time: 15 minutes

In the near future, killer drones are not just the business of governments. Many people seeking a job find themselves operating armed and unmanned vehicles. This is a story of one of them: A single mom drone operator. The film follows a day in her...

Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival 2016

Cannes Short Film Corner Film Festival 2016

LARGE SOLDIER
חייל לארג'

Dir: Noa Gusakov

Running Time: 22 minutes

It’s 1973 and Sherry is a 15 year old girl with red curly hair who lives in Israel. All that she wants is a boyfriend. Her country at war, Sherry decides to volunteer- folding army uniforms. When she touches the manly uniforms, she is struck...

Nominee - Best Short 2017 Israeli Academy Ophir Awards