A Preview on the Film and Television Festival at Cinematheque Tel-Aviv
Updated: May 6, 2020
I was invited by Paikin PR to write about the upcoming “Directors’ and Creators’ Week”, an Israeli Film and Television Festival at Cinematheque Tel-Aviv that will be taking place for its third year between September 1st until September 8th, 2018.
Most of the films screened in the festival have subtitles in English.
Director of the program: Michal Sofer Zimrani
The directors 'and creators' week is designed to direct a spotlight on the extensive work of women in the film and television industry, to encourage and promote the status of the creators and to increase the awareness of their production among the audience. The films deal with a wide variety of subjects. Loneliness, parenting, body image, sexual harassment, conversion to judaism, prostitution and life in the settlements will be at the center of the films that will be screened during the week of the directors and artists.
From the Film: Oshri
Dozens of cinematic works by Israeli directors and creators, some of them premiere, will be screened during the festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. Additionally, all festival films will be presented before their commercial distribution or broadcast.
From the Film: Ech Lischot or “How to Swim”
Among the participating films, 18 are documentary films including: "Hamitnachelet” that translates to “The Settler" about a Tel-Aviv director who lives in the heart of a settlement, "Masechet Peah" named after a tractate in the Mishnah, that deals with the world of contemporary ultra-Orthodox women, "Hagvarim Shemeever Lagader" that translates to “The Men Behind the Fence” that accompanies a young woman who meets with men on the other side of the separation fence through Tinder.
From the Film: Hagvarim Shemeever Lagader / The Men Behind the Fence
Also, “Ruach Acheret”, that translates to “A Different Spirit" - created by Menorah Hazani about her father, Benny Katzover and the settlement projects of him and his friends, “Foot Strecher” about a woman who decides to be a ballerina against all odds and “Shave Kol Shekel” that translates to "Worth Every Penny "- an animation documentary about the dark world of the prostitution industry.
From the Film: Shave Kol Shekel / Worth Every Shekel
The Directors 'and Creators' Week takes place further to the initiative of Transfax Film Productions and the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, and was created in cooperation with the Association of Directors, the Israeli Film Academy the Israeli Film Fund, the Israeli Film Foundation, the Rabinovich Foundation, the Cinema Project and United King. Director of the program: Michal Sofer Zemrani. Short film curator: Naama Rak.
From the Film: Sivuv / A Ride
When: 1-8 Sept 2018
Location: Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, 5 Ha’Arba’a St., Tel-Aviv
Festival Website: Hebrew
I hope you enjoy the festival!
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