InFocus: Israeli Cinema


January 11th, 2021

Conversation: Alma Har’el | Moderated by Jacqueline Coley at Rotten Tomatoes

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PT – Discussion

January 14th, 2021

Panel: Shira Haas, Ron Leshem and Alon Aranya | Moderated by Malina Saval at Variety

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM PT – Discussion

Program #1: InFocus: Israeli Cinema Shorts

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM PT – Suggested Screening Time
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM PT – Audience Q&A with directors

Program #2: Asia

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PT – Suggested Screening Time
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM PT – Audience Q&A with director Ruthy Pribar

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PROGRAM MODERATORS

Jacqueline Coley

Jacqueline Coley

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Malina Saval

Malina Saval

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SPEAKERS | PANELISTS

Alma Har'el

Alma Har’el

Filmmaker

Alon Aranya

Alon Aranya

Producer

Ron Leshem

Ron Leshem

Filmmaker

Ruthy Pribar

Ruthy Pribar

Filmmaker

Shira Haas

Shira Haas

Actress


NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) with presenting partners the Consulate Generals of Israel in Los Angeles and New York co-host a virtual InFocus: Israeli Cinema program, which will highlight emerging and acclaimed Israeli talent both behind and in front of the camera.

The line-up is comprised of some of the top short films currently on the festival circuit, including winners and alumni of festivals including Cannes, Tribeca, SXSW, Palm Springs ShortFest and Jerusalem Film Festival, as well as Ruthy Pribar’s Asia. The film stars Alena Yiv and Primetime Emmy nominee Shira Haas (Unorthodox) and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, where it won multiple awards.

The program begins with a thought-provoking selection of films that explore identity and ones place in the world, taking us into the perspectives of a Russian girl on a birthright trip to Israel, a man whose humanity is tested by a stolen bicycle, an insecure high school internet troll hiding behind a screen, a wounded soldier under a national spotlight, and a single mother who weighs the cost of a better life for her and her daughter. The program includes SXSW winner White Eye by Tomer Shushan, Palm Springs ShortFest winner Birth Right by Inbar Horesh and Dekel Berenson’s BIFA winner and BAFTA-shortlisted Anna..

The night then continues with Asia, director Ruthy Pribar’s internationally impressive debut feature film, which tells the story of a mother-daughter relationship set amidst a teenage girl’s deteriorating health, as the two navigate a changing landscape of autonomy and dependence.

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InFocus: Israeli Cinema Shorts Program

Birth Right

Dir. & Writ. Inbar Horesh
25 Mins | Israel
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

White Eye

Dir. & Writ. Tomer Shushan
20 Mins | Israel
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Touch

Dir. & Writ. Nir Berger
25 Mins | Israel
Film Synopsis
Media Kit
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Image of Victory

Dir. & Writ. Adi Mishnayot
30 Mins | Israel
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Anna

Dir. & Writ. Dekel Berenson
15 Mins | Israel, Ukraine, UK
Film Synopsis
Media Kit
Asia
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Asia

Dir. & Writ. Ruthy Pribar
85 Mins | Israel
Film Synopsis
Media Kit