“Pitching Event: Production Grant for an Independent Animated Film on the Subject of “Place /
“Pitching Event: Production Grant for an Independent Animated Film on the Subject of “Place
This year marks the second year in which Makor Foundation will grant 150,000 NIS to a short animated film, in support of a promising young filmmaker. In the 2018 edition of the festival, two projects were selected, produced over the course of the year, and they are to premiere in the festive opening ceremony.
This year, the theme of the open call was “Place”: Physical, spiritual, social, creative. Of the submitted projects, seven were selected, and after a two-month long guidance program, the conceptions will be presented before a panel of judges at the pitching event. Two projects will then be selected as recipients of the production grant, and the final versions will be screened at the Student Film Festival in 2020.
The event will be presented by Barak Heymann along with Dikla Keidar. Heymann has been directing and producing documentary films and series for film, television, and the internet, for over 15 years. Keidar is a novelist, screenwriter, and teaches creative writing at Sam Spiegel, Ma’ale, and the Beit Ariela Library.
Jury: Amit Goren is the creative director and CEO of Makor Foundation for Israeli Film. Goren’s films range between documentary, experimental, narrative, and video art.
Dr. Barli Tal is an animator who researches gender and visual media, and teaches at Shenkar College in the visual communications and industrial design departments, as well as Art history and philosophy.
Nir Berger is a director and screenwriter who has created, among others, the animated internet series Dead End, Outgoing Calls, and the science fiction teen comedy Big Nothing.
Gili Dolev is the mind behind the internationally broadcasted, animated Nickelodeon series, Zack and Quack, which he also directs. Dolev is the series director of Nella the Princess Knight, also on Nickelodeon.
Daniella Koffler is a director and producer of animation, and co-founder of Moofa Production House. Koffler is the founder and chief editor at Moonfash Animation Magazine, and is a jury member of the Animation Association.
Toru – SuperFox
Toru the fox has a wonderful imagination! As he spends time with his friends, Toru enjoys playing a superhero who comes to the rescue, helping them solve problems, overcome fear and cope with all kinds of emotions for the very first time. Director: Amit Gicelter Producer: Piotr Szczepanowicz
Falling in Love with Rex
Jerusalem’1938. At the Rex cinema, an unexpected friendship will form. Falling in Love with Rex is a film about the love of cinema, and the power of art and cinema to bring together enemies and cultures. Director: Maayan Engelman, Eliran Peled Producer: Eliran Peled
We were a demilitarized bomb
A group of women in a deserted conflict zone survives among ruins and remains of war. Through their daily routine of cooking and cleaning, the women form their own ceremonies as a way to deal with the absurdity that surrounding them. Director and Producer: Dotan Moreno
Dr. Lev lives alone. He once had a little girl, he still keeps her bicycle. A new patient Mudd- a paralyzed dog arrives. Lev has to let go of the past to help Mudd and himself mend their broken parts. Director: Elkie Hershberg Ben Naim producer: Hani Dombe
In the ship breaking yard, giant decommissioned ships lay on the oily sands like whale carcassas, Wretched workers in rags cut them to pieces. To the beach comes a strange ship who rejects its fate, and a volatile situation envelopes. Director and Producer: Oved Poran
Helena is experiencing a panic attack. She Has to move out from her apartment. S and Raimundo, her imaginary roommate? will delve deep into her memories and observe the most significant crisis of her past,. Director: Deby Cywiner Producer: Jennifer Cywiner
Journey with my Dad
Paul (40) takes his daughter, Tamar (6) on a trip. On this journey, Tamar will be exposed for the first time to her father’s disability, and he will share with her a story that he kept in secret. Director: Mor Israeli Producer: Tamar Surovich