1986
The 1st Festival
Dozens of Film students from across the globe arrive in Israel for the first time! Director Chantal Akerman arrives as our first Guest of Honor.
Managers

Laurance Price

Producers

Shuki Friedman
Lisa Shiloach
Jill Feingold

Opening Clip
Guests and Judges
Chantal Akerman
Denis Sanders
Irene Shubik
Prof. Owen Shapiro
Prof. Wolfgang Laengsfeld
Prof. Richard Ross
Prof. Antonio Lara
Prof. Antonio Sanchez
Mogens Rukov
Dr.Antonio Zecca
Elisabeth Lee
Franci Slak
Dr.Gilles Multaginaar
Brian Wenham
Winners and Awards
Gur Heller
A Night Movie
Israel
Best Film
The International Competition
Matheias Glazel
Iron Kiss
Germany
The International Competition
Edo Sela
Kamel Gashash
Israel
The International Competition
Mitko Panov
(With Raised Hands) Hands Up
Poland
The International Competition
Joanna Priestly
Voices
USA
The International Competition
1988
The 2nd Festival
Six months after the Intifada, many object to arriving in Israel. Amos Gitai puts together a unique panel, "Occupation Film" discussing this topical issue
Managers

Laurance price

Producers

Shuki Friedman

Opening Clip
Guests and Judges
Istvan Szabo
Robert Wise
Karel Reisz
Krzysztof Zanussi
Amos Gitai
Winners and Awards
Ayelet Menachemi
Crows
Israel
The International Competition
Lorean Zawi
Morning Train
Belgium
The International Competition
Jesper W. Nielsen
The Suburbs Warrior
Denmark
The International Competition
Lee Sachs
Wild Sound
USA
The International Competition
Venessa Cathbert
Business
England
The International Competition
1990
The 3rd Festival
Director Amir Kusturica holds the best master class of all time!
Managers

Arnon Goldfinger

Producers

Shuki Friedman
Osnat Trabelsi

Director of External Relations

Annie Berman

Opening Clip
From The Archive
Guests and Judges
Erland Josephson
Emir Kusturica
Manos Hatzidakis
Bill Rowe
Winners and Awards
Niels Arden Opelov
Hugo from Himmerland
Denmark
The International Competition
Adam Davidson
The Lunch Date
USA
The International Competition
Alan Taylor
The Burning Question
USA
The International Competition
Shachar Segal
Ganimed
Israel
The International Competition
Luis Carlos
Weed
Mexico
The International Competition
1992
The 4th Festival
Theo Angelopoulos & Marcello Mastroianni arrive as guests of honor and hang out with the students in Tel Aviv!
Managers

Yossi Drori

Producers

Dafna Manor,
Alexandra Zelentcher

Director of External Relations

Annie Berman

Opening Clip
From The Archive
Guests and Judges
Marcello Mastroianni
Theodoros Angelopoulos
Andrzej Zulawski
Virginia Wright Wexman
Delia Salvi
Marin Karmitz
Winners and Awards
Annette K. Olesen
10:32 on Tuesday, A Love Story
Denmark
The International Competition
Giancarlo Gemin
Adagio
England
The International Competition
Francisco Gozon
Thick as Thieves
Hungary
The International Competition
Yossi Leon
Gates of Return
Isarel
The International Competition
Barbara Marheineke
Idolo Mio
Germany
The International Competition
Andrzej Wojciechowski
Alters
Poland
The International Competition
Frances Lea
Release Me
England
The International Competition
1994
The 5th Festival
The student Thomas Vinterberg wins the Best Film Award
Managers

Yossi Drori
Annie Berman

Producers

Alexandra Zelentcher
Osnat Eldar

Director of External Relations

Shelley Shemer

Opening Clip
From The Archive
Guests and Judges
Teo Escamilla
Guido Fink
Angela Haardt
Mike Rosenberg
Gabor Kalman
Winners and Awards
Thomas Vinterberg
Last Round
Denmark
Best Film
The International Competition
Catalin Fetita
Complete Menu
Romania
The International Competition
Laurie Lynd
The Fairy who Didn't Want to be A Fairy Anymore
Canada
The International Competition
Anu Kuivalainen
Christmas in The Distance
Finland
The International Competition
Susan Loughlin
The Occasion
England
The International Competition
Natalie Alonso-Casale
Memories Without Battles
Netherlands
The International Competition
Xavi Gimenez
Walter Peralta
Spain
The International Competition
Walter Feistle, Stefan Schneider
Und Tchuss - Bye, Bye
Germany
The International Competition
1996
The 6th Festival
Record breaking participants in the International Competition: 106 films from 61 schools
Managers

Amalia Margolin

Producers

Galia Cohen
Erez Hasson

Director of External Relations

Yael Nathanel

Opening Clip
From The Archive
Guests and Judges
Gila Almagor
Paul Mazursky
Orna Ben Dor
Moufida Tlatli
Adrienne Mancia
Enzo Monteleone
Ivan Passer
David Robinson
Louis Tilly
Yeud Levanon
Paul Mazursky
Fei Xie
Tim Reid
Winners and Awards
Ran Carmeli
Personal Goals
Israel
The International Competition
George Milton
No Such Thing
England
The International Competition
Vladimir Ada'sek
Frog
Slovakia
The International Competition
Sergei Loznitsa, Marat Magambetov
Today We Are Going to Build A House
Russia
The International Competition
Thomas Thumena
Sister Karin
Switzerland
The International Competition
Robert Gudan
The Journey
Australia
The International Competition
Reza Parsa
Never
Denmark
The International Competition
Franco de Pena
The Whispers of the Wind
Poland
The International Competition
1998
The 7th Festival
An israeli star-studded year! Film student Dover Kosashvili takes the first prize award with his film Im Chukim (Lit. Rules Apply), and Film student Nir Bergman comes in at second place with his film Susay Yam (Seahorses)
Managers

Liran Atzmor
Alon Caspi

Producers

Itay Ken-Tor
Hila Arbiv

Director of External Relations

Yael Nathanel

Opening Clip
From The Archive
Guests and Judges
Arnon Milchan
Michèle Ohayon
Dr. Frederica Olivares
Prof. Andrzej Bednark
Amos Gitai
Rajko Grlic
Yehuda Stav
David Robinson
Nachman Shai
Mark Shivas
Hubert Sauper
Bostjan Masera
Orna Ben Dor
Dominique Green
Herz Frank
Ulrich Felsberg
D.r. Steven G. Fredricks
Nabil Qusta Shumali
Winners and Awards
With Rules
With Rules
Israel
1st Place - Best Film
The International Competition
Nir Bergman
Sea Horses
Israel
2nd Place - Best Film
The International Competition
Damien de Pierpont
Liar
Belgium
3rd Place - Best Film
The International Competition
Malgorzata Szumowska
Silence
Poland
Best Documentary
The International Competition
Katarina Urbanov-Kerekesov
Lovers without Clothes
Slovakia
1st Place - Best Animated Film
The International Competition
Asif Kapadia
The Sheep Thief
England
The International Competition
Antoin Chundela
Jakub & Veronika
Czech Republic
The International Competition
Stine Krage
The Man from the Deep
Denmark
The International Competition
Gild Goldschmidt
Ido
Israel
The International Competition
Hannu Salonen
Moments in Monochrome
Germany
The International Competition
2000
The 8th Festival
A Festival first, the Israeli Competition! How did we not think of this earlier?
Opening Clip
From The Archive
Guests and Judges
Greg Roach
Chrisptopher Hales
Jaco Van Dormael
Orna Ben Dor
Prof. Jutta Bruckner
Catherine Des Forges
Pierre Frankel
George Khleifi
Radu Mihaileanu
Maarit Johanna Nissila
Prof. Owen Shapiro
Bernardo Spinelli
Winners and Awards
Huseyin Karabey
Boran
Turkey
The International Competition
Jean-Philippe Gaud
Mabrouk Moussa
France
The International Competition
Zrinka Matijevic
Duel
Croatia
The International Competition
Aurel Klimt
The Magic Bell
Czech Republic
The International Competition
Dagur Kari
Lost Weekend
Denmark
The International Competition
Guilliem Morales
Back Room
Spain
The International Competition
Pernille Fischer Christensen
India
Denmark
The International Competition
Zohar Lavi
Hot
Isarel
Best Film
The Israeli Competition
Danny Soffer
South West
Israel
Best Director
The Israeli Competition
2002
The 9th Festival
Six residents of Jaffa receive video cameras and record their life into short films. These are things you will never see on reality television.
Managers

Alma Shiran
Yaron Shani

Producers

Hila Strul
Vered Ziv

Opening Clip
From The Archive
Guests and Judges
Andrzej Bednarek
Sabine Mamou
Vijay Chandran
Shizue Tamura
Michal Struss
Gabriel Lichtmann
Vincent Heristchi
Ronit Elkabetz
Uri Barbash
Howard Rosenman
Lynn Roth
Julie Lynn
Leos Carax
Claude Lanzmann
Amos Gitai
Prof. Linda Dittmar
Paul O'Connor
Rick Rowley
Prof. Daniel Dayan
Winners and Awards
Slawomir Fabicki
A Man Thing
Poland
Best Film
The International Competition
Nikolaj Arcel
Woyczek's Last Symphony
Denmark
Best Director
The International Competition
מיכל בוגנים
Dust
England
Best Cinematography
The International Competition
Luciano Larobina
Zapata's Path
Mexico
Best Documentary
The International Competition
David Sukup
The Light
Czech Republic
Best Animated Film
The International Competition
Kornel Mundruczo
Day after Day
Hungary
Special Jury Award
The International Competition
Eliezer Shapiro
Eicha
Israel
Best Film
The Israeli Competition
Smadar Aizik
Eden's Crises
Israel
Best Director
The Israeli Competition
מעלה
Israel
Special Mention for Film School Curriculum
The Israeli Competition
2004
The 10th Festival
Richard Gere stops by and kisses the Western Wall
Managers

Zohar Lavi
Yariv M. Mozer

Producers

Naomi Michaeli
Pnina Halfon

Director of External Relations

Inbal Tussia

Opening Clip

מפיק – הדר מדמוני
במאי – אמנון פיקר
ע. במאי – רוני יורמן, מיכה דומן
צילום, עריכה וניהול פוסט – גיא רז
ע. צלם – נעמה לנדאו, עמי יעקבס
תאורן – עמי יעקבס, שלמה קיפר

From The Archive
Guests and Judges
Richard Gere
Mogens Rukov
Lemore Syvan
Prof.Stanislav Semerdjiev
Christina Mok Ling Ling
Manish Jha
Pip Chodorov
Eduardo Cerveira
Hanna Azoulay Hasfari
Shuki Friedman
Debra Zimmerman
Patrice Leconte
Thomas Vinterberg
Nabil Ayouch
Adam Greenberg
Ricardo Aronovich
Pamela Rosenberg
Randy Paul
Dan Sussman
Wolfgang Latteyer
Dan Gordon
Alan Jacobs
David Diamond
Jean Perret
Prof. André Glucksmann
Prof. Gertrud Koch
Prof. Peter Lehman
Paul Schrader
Mary Beth Hurt
Prof Laura Marks
Prof. Adolphe Nysenholc
Yvonne Rock
Laurence Price
Emmanuel Finkiel
ד"ר אליזבט קאווי
Prof. Philip Rosen
Winners and Awards
Laurits Munch-Petersen
Between Us
Denmark
Best Film
The International Competition
Kristina Meiton
The Baker
Sweden
Best Documentary
The International Competition
Armel Hostiou
Solos
France
Best Experimental film
The International Competition
Marten Kingberg
Viktor and His Brothers
Sweden
Best Director
The International Competition
Ham Tran
The Anniversary
USA
Best Cinematography
The International Competition
Geanina Grigoras
Wild Nest
Romania
The International Competition
Heidi Maria Faisst & Karina Dam
The Pact
Denmark
The International Competition
Yuval Shimoni
Make Me Know
Best Film
The Israeli Competition
Yaniv Shacham& Dan Brummer
Audition
Best Director
The Israeli Competition
Miri Boker
Elyokim
Best Screenplay
The Israeli Competition
Tamar Moshkovitch
Joined
The Israeli Competition
Special Mention for Film School Curriculum
The Israeli Competition
2006
The 11th Festival
Woman's year! Sara Polley arrives as our guest of honor and the Israeli film students Maya Dreifuss and Talia Lavi win awards in the International Competition.
Managers

Naomi Michaeli
Liat Hart

Producers

Paulina Fogel
Lena Turel

Director of External Relations

Ganit Ilouz

Opening Clip
From The Archive
Guests and Judges
Gaspar Noe
Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Victor Kossakovsky
Dan Gordon
Lynn Roth
Pamela Rosenberg
Dan Sussman
Randal Kleiser
Daniel Dayan
Prof. Michael Renov
Prof. Philip Rosen
Prof.Thomas Elsaesser
Uli Edel
Anton (Tony) Kaes
Winners and Awards
Maya Dreifuss
Visiting Hours
Israel
Best Film
The International Competition
Roland Edzard
The Plain
France
Best Director
The International Competition
Patrick van Es
A Complicated Story, Simply Told
Netherlands
Best Screenplay
The International Competition
Klaudiusz Dwulit
You Are There
Poland
Best Cinematography
The International Competition
Janna Ji Wonders & Korinna Krauss
Street Punk Moscow
Germany
Best Documentary
The International Competition
Shane Acker
9
USA
The International Competition
Talya Lavie
The Substitute
Israel
The International Competition
Li Jia
Mama
China
The International Competition
Yishai Orian
Happy Birthday Yemima
Best Film
The Israeli Competition
Sharon Rozental
Writing About
Best Animation\Experimental
The Israeli Competition
Dalit Eliraz
Chetzi on Air
Best Director
The Israeli Competition
Adam Zaslavsky
Bells
Best Cinematography
The Israeli Competition
2008
The 12th Festival
It Happened One Night Project- The students create a film in 24 hours, proving it is nearly enough time
Managers

Shira Carmi
Efrat Cohen

Producers

Miri Birov
Gal Greenshpan
May Magril

Director of External Relations

Dan Chyutin

Opening Clip
Guests and Judges
John Sayles
Julio Medem
Sarah Polley
Maggie Renzi
Aime Williams
Sonja Heinen
Hans Robert Eisenhauer
Gimena Arensburg Caellas
Jean Pelletier
Andrzej Bednarek
Maciej Drygas
Mateusz Werner
Lynn Roth
Danny Sussman
Joan Hyler
Nina Jacobson
Shep Rosenman
Daniel Dayan
Linda Dittmar
Prof. Claudine Eizykman
Prof. Thomas Elsaesser
Prof. Kristian Feigelson
Winners and Awards
Mazdak Nassir
High Hopes
Finland
Best Film
The International Competition
Zhenchen Liu
Under construction - En construction
France
Best Documentary
The International Competition
Ariel Belinco; Michael Faust
בטון
Israel
Best Animation
The International Competition
Yen-Ni Wang
The Secret in the Wind, (Fon Jon De Mi Mi )
Taiwan
Best Director
The International Competition
Grzegorz Muskala
My Father Is Sleeping, (Mein Vater schläft)
Germany
Best Cinematography
The International Competition
Federico Schmucler
Reality Show
Mexico
Best Screenplay
The International Competition
Matevž Luzar
Almost Six Feet Too Deep
Slovenia
Special Jury Mention
The International Competition
Elad Keidan
Anthem
Best Film
The Israeli Competition
Jonathan Pasternak
Live Life
Best Animation\Experimental
The Israeli Competition
Lior Kipod
Ride
Best Director
The Israeli Competition
DOP: Amit Yasur
Pathways
Best Cinematography
The Israeli Competition
Chaim Elbaum
And Thou Shall Love
Audience Favourite
The Israeli Competition
Yasmin Novak
Zohar
Audience Favourite
The Israeli Competition
Asaf Korman
Death of Shula
Special Jury Mention
The Israeli Competition
Dir: Almorak Marsha
Mulu
Special Mention for Actress
The Israeli Competition
Dir: Asaf Korman
Death of Shula
Special Mention for Actor
The Israeli Competition
2010
The 13th Festival
The Pope of Pop Cinema, producer Roger Corman tells the students how to make movies with zero budget!
Managers

Noa Regev
Hilla Shitrit

Producers

Smadar Baram
Anya Ziskina

Director of External Relations

Nir Ferber

Opening Clip
Guests and Judges
Roger Corman
Nathan Miller
Rob Epstein
Jeffrey Friedman
Florin Şerban
Simon Szabo
Jan Harlan
Prof. Tereza Barta
Ernesto Contreras
Dr. Laurentiu Damian
Kornél Mundruczó
Nikolaj Nikitin
Kimberly Yutani
Uri Klein
Yael Shuv
Michèle Driguez
Gur Bentwich
Adam Bizanski
Dov Steuer
Jonathan Aroch
Noah Stollman
Einat Weitzman
Arben Zharku
Winners and Awards
Benjamin Freidenberg
Guided Tour
Israel
Best Film
The International Competition
Matyas Prikler
Thanks, Fine
Slovakia
Best Director
The International Competition
Lisa Violetta Gass
Gisberta
Germany
Best Screenplay
The International Competition
MagnusVon Horn
Echo
Poland
Best Cinematography
The International Competition
Alon Gaash
True Love Hotel
Israel
Best Animation
The International Competition
Snehal R. Nair
Germ
India
Best Experimental film
The International Competition
Asaf Saban
On Leave
Best Film
The Israeli Competition
Ifat Zexer
Take Note
Best Film
The Israeli Competition
Addie Reiss
Sinner
Best Cinematography
The Israeli Competition
Omri Shenhar
Last Respect
Best Screenplay
The Israeli Competition
Veronica Kedar
Tail
Original Filmmaker
The Israeli Competition
Eliran Malka
71 Square Meters
Audience Favourite
The Israeli Competition
Michal Carasso
Tiberians' Dreams
Special Jury Mention
The Israeli Competition
Dor Fadlon
Eva – Working Title
Special Jury Mention
The Israeli Competition
Meni Yaesh
Blood Parking
Special Jury Mention
The Israeli Competition
2012
The 14th Festival
We're on our way: The Festival introduces the Film Bus! It's been rolling ever since
Managers

Elad Goldman
Erez Barenholtz

Producers

Shira Makin
Talia Bernstein

Director of External Relations

Eti Tsicko

Opening Clip

Guests and Judges
Paolo Sorrentino
Nick Fraser
Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
Razvan Radulescu
Sinisa Dragin
John G. Avildsen
Danis Tanovic
György Pálfi
Amir Blumenfeld
Jake Hurwitz
Ana Vinuela
Michelle Zana
Gidi Raff
Hagai Levi
Mark Berger
Frederic Boyer
Norma Guevara
Jovan Marjanovic
Benedek Fliegauf
Stefan Ruzowitzky
Urszula Antoniak
Avi Mugrabi
Federico Veiroj
Hebe Tabachnik
Sebastien Aubert
Gila Almagor
Maya Amsalem
Karni Ziv
Amnon Zalait
Tawfik Abu Wael
Danny Lerner
Shira Geffen
Rani Bleier
Tali Shlom Ezer
Tre Azam
קווין אלוקה
Christopher Horton
Gawain Morrison
Julia Cramer
Darrin des Vignes
Winners and Awards
Enrico Maria Artale
My Own Breathing
Italy
Best Film
The International Competition
Valeriy Shevchenko
Inside a Square Circle
Russia
Best Documentary
The International Competition
Dina Velikovskyaya
My Strange Grandfather
Russia
Best Animation
The International Competition
Janos Richter
Guanape Sur
Italy
Best Director
The International Competition
Orit Fouks
Staring Match
Israel
Best Screenplay
The International Competition
Hallvar Witzo
Tuba Atlantic
Norway
Best Cinematography
The International Competition
Efrat Kofman
Why Does the Sun
Best Film
The Israeli Competition
Elion Kotler, Waje Kabha
Wedding Behind the Fence
Best Documentary\Animation\Experimental
The Israeli Competition
Or Bar El
Beat
Best Documentary\Animation\Experimental
The Israeli Competition
Roni Beeri
Salt of the Earth
Best Screenplay
The Israeli Competition
DOP: Yaniv Linton
Ketupa
Best Cinematography
The Israeli Competition
Ed: Yuval Or
Sister of Mine
Best Film Editing
The Israeli Competition
Maytal Ben Hamo
Document of Identity
Social Advancement Award
The Israeli Competition
Omri Shenhar
Apartment With Garden Entrance
Audience Favourite
The Israeli Competition
Yaniv Linton
Tateh
Special Jury Mention
The Israeli Competition
2013
The 15th Festival
The Ophir Award for Best Short Film is born, initiated by the Festival in collaboration with the Israel Film Academy.
Managers

Elad Goldman
Erez Barenholtz

Producers

Roni Shamiss
Talia Bernstein

Director of External Relations

Eti Tsicko

Opening Clip

 

 

 

Guests and Judges
Catherine Breillat
Dario Argento
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
James Manos Jr.
Michał Englert
George V.Bouillon
Yaël Abecassis
Asaf Amir
Danny Muggia
Nabil Ayouch
Meny Yaesh
Mira Awad
Norman Issa
Ido Rosen
Yael Shuv
Oron Shamir
Winners and Awards
Oren Adaf
In Praise of the Day
Best Film
The Israeli Competition
Matan Pinkas
Union Street
Best Documentary
The Israeli Competition
Tom Madar, Emlly Noy
Mouth Wide Open, Ears Shut Tight
Best Animation
The Israeli Competition
Dekel Nitzan
Court
Best Screenplay
The Israeli Competition
DOP: Sergei Maidin
Star Without a Name
Best Cinematography
The Israeli Competition
Ed: Sivan Ben-Ari
Birthday
Best Film Editing
The Israeli Competition
Ori Rom
Parking Spot
Audience Favourite
The Israeli Competition
Sari Bisharat
Tormus
Special Jury Mention
The Israeli Competition
Dir: Miki Polonski
Albina 12
Special Jury Mention
The Israeli Competition
Leon Prudovsky
Welcome and... our condolences
Best fiction film
Independent Shorts
Pablo Larcuen
Elephant
Best fiction film
The Mediterranean and Arab counties competition
Ahmad Al Bargouthi
The Strangers
Best documentary film
The Mediterranean and Arab counties competition
2014
The 16th Festival
The Dardenne Brothers arrive in Israel and will only drink Maccabi beer
Managers

Talia Bernstein
Roni Shamiss

Producers

Helli Hardy
Atara Frish

Director of External Relations

Adi Kutner

Opening Clip
Guests and Judges
Steve Tisch
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenn
Otar Iosseliani
Leos Carax
Jee-woon Kim
Radu Muntean
Sebastián Silva
Molly Marlene Stensgaard
Hagai Levi
Alesia weston
Rick Senat
Huseyin Karabey
Sydney Neter
Tali Shlom Ezer
Prof. John Bernshtien
Eytan Fox
Barmak Akram
Yael Aviv
Kimberly Yutani
Shark Demayo
Dina Zvi-Riklis
Ibtisam Mara'ana Menuhin
Gal Greenshpan
Duki Dror
Efrat Shalom Danon
Michal Weits
Ofer Liebergall
Lior Elephant
Ron Fogel
Zbig Rybczynsky
Winners and Awards
Deben van Dam
The Way of all Flesh
Belgium
Best Film
The International Competition
Katerina Karhankova
New Species
Czech Republic
Best Animation
The International Competition
Christoph Rainer
Requiem for a Robot
US/Austria
Best Experimental film
The International Competition
Noa Gusakov
Lookout
Israel
Best Director
The International Competition
Miriam Bliese
At the Door
Germany
Best Screenplay
The International Competition
Zurab Demetrashvili
Crossroads
Georgia
Best Cinematography
The International Competition
Berenger Thouin
Guillaume the Desperate
France
Best Film Editing
The International Competition
Zvi Landsman
After All
Israel
Best Film Editing
The International Competition
Oren Gerner
Greenland
Best Film
The Israeli Competition
DOP: Saar Mizrahi
Firstborn
Best Cinematography
The Israeli Competition
Ed: Rani Avidan
Has Anyone Seen Eyal Norich?
Best Film Editing
The Israeli Competition
Roni Rainhartz
Poison
Best Screenplayהטוב ביותר
The Israeli Competition
Yuval Nobleman
The Shepsalach
Audience Favourite
The Israeli Competition
Bulent Ozturk
Houses with small windows
Best fiction film
The Mediterranean and Arab counties competition
2015
The 17th Festival
The Festival is concerned with the long await of young filmmakers for their first feature film and initiates “Shorts on the Way” project.
Managers

Talia Bernstein
Roni Shamiss

Producers

Moran Arzi
Atara Frish

Director of External Relations

Helli Hardy

Opening Clip
Guests and Judges
Georges Goldenstern
Ronit Elkabetz
Yosi Madmoni
Cinzia Spironello
Ryszaed Lenczewski
Eyal Openhaim
Chayim Sharir
Maya Dreifuss
Assi Levi
Dr. Shmulik Duvdevani
Natalia Irmin
Nachum Mochiach
Pascale Faure
Kathleen McInnis
Talya Lavie
Florian Weghorn
Yammi Wisler
Hal Hartley
Dlan Tichenor
Ram Bergman
Michel Franco
Kate Barnow
Effie Brown
Arnau Gifreu
Martijn Van Tol
Dirk Jan Visser
Winners and Awards
Adi Kutner
Blackout
Israel
Best Film
The International Competition
Atsuko Hirayanagi
Oh Lucy
Japan/USA/Singapore
Best Director
The International Competition
 Jorundur Ragnarsson
Chum
Iceland
Best Screenplay
The International Competition
Agnieszka Woszczynska
Fragments
Poland
Best Film Editing
The International Competition
Timothy Yeung
90 days
Hong Kong/USA/Canada
Best Film Editing
The International Competition
Mea De Jong
If mama ain’t happy nobody’s happy
Netherlands
Best Documentary
The International Competition
Agata Wojcierowska
Shiteaters
Poland
Special Jury Mention
The International Competition
Elad Goldman
Latchkey Kids
Israel
Special Jury Mention
The International Competition
Yair Fridman
Relocation
Best Film
The Israeli Competition
DOP: Itay Gross
Fake It
Best Cinematography
The Israeli Competition
Ed: Uriya Hertz
Brothers
Best Film Editing
The Israeli Competition
Michael stern
Borderline Personalities
Best Screenplay
The Israeli Competition
Itai Shlemberg
Si minor
Audience Favourite
The Israeli Competition
Ofeq Shemer, Ada Rimon
Hearts melt and knees tremble
Special Jury Mention
The Israeli Competition
Nachman Picovsky
Semper Idem
Critics Choice
The Israeli Competition
Nitzan Zifrut
Stationed
Critics Special Mention
The Israeli Competition
Aryeh Hasfari
Alliance of the Depths
Critics Special Mention
The Israeli Competition
Tzurit Hartzion
Fake It
Critics Special Mention
The Israeli Competition
Yair Fridman
Relocation
Critics Special Mention
The Israeli Competition
Rotem Kaplinsky
Line Of grace
Best fiction film
Independent Shorts
Omri Laron
Single Lady
Best director
Independent Shorts
Netalie Braun
Vow
Best director
Independent Shorts
Tal Greenberg
Kapunka
The Audience choice
Independent Shorts
2016
The 18th Festival
The Festival and the Movie 'Blue Velvet' Celebrating their 30th Anniversary
Managers

Atara Frish
Niv Fux

Producers

Danielle Sharon
Moran Arzi

Director of External Relations

Dana Lerer

Opening Clip
Guests and Judges
Michel Hazanavicius
Robert Lantos
Chairman of the Jury- International Competition
David Gordon Green
Chairman of the Jury- Independent Short-Film Competition
Joao Pedro Rodrigues
Jury Member of the International Competition
Gotz Spielmann
Jury Member of the Israeli Competition
Monika Willi
Claire Atherton
Darius Clark Monroe
Michele Driguez
Jury Member of the Israeli Competition
Paola Ruggeri
Jury Member of the International Competition
Gabor Greiner
Jury Member of the International Competition
Nir Bergman
Chairman of the Jury- Israeli Competition
Asaf Korman
Jury Member of the Israeli Competition
Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz
Jury Member of the Israeli Competition
Tali Sharon
שופטת בתחרות הסרט העצמאי הקצר
Hagar Ben-Asher
שופטת בתחרות הסרט העצמאי הקצר
Ayelet Kait
Jury Member of the Israeli Competition
Raymond Amsallem
Jury Member of the International Competition
Winners and Awards
Dana Lerer
The Fine Line
Israel
Best Film
The International Competition
Raanan Berger
Up and Rise
Israel
Best Director
The International Competition
Simeon Ventsislavov
Love
Bulgaria
Best Screenplay
The International Competition
Dennis Guskov
The Return of Erkin
Russia
Best Cinematography
The International Competition
Emiel Nuniga
Tarikat
Netherlands
Best Editing
The International Competition
Rachida El Garani
Into Darkness
Belgium
Best Documentary
The International Competition
Josua Hotz
Nirin
Switzerland
Special Jury Mention
The International Competition
Ian Garrido
Victor XX
Spain
Special Jury Mention
The International Competition
Or Sini
Anna
Israel
Best Film
The Israeli Competition
Amir Fakhereldin
Between Two Deaths
Israel
Best Director
The Israeli Competition
Tsur Avigad
No One Should Be Here
Israel
Best Screenplay
The Israeli Competition
Guy Sahaf
Guilty
Israel
Best Cinematography
The Israeli Competition
Ornit Levy
Last Round
Israel
Best Editing
The Israeli Competition
Sabrine Khoury
Sonte
Israel
Special Jury Mention
The Israeli Competition
Omri laron, Adam Weingrod
Funjoya
Israel
Audience Favorite
The Israeli Competition
Almork Davidian
Facing the Wall
Israel
First Place
The Independent Short-film Competition
Moran Rosenblatt, Gefen Ganani
If Your Happy
Israel
Second Prize
The Independent Short-film Competition
Oren Gerner
Shark Tooth
Israel
Special Jury Mention
The Independent Short-film Competition
Yula Gidron
A Portrait of a Beautiful Women
Israel
Audience Favorite
The Independent Short-film Competition
Tal Kantor
In Other Words
Israel
First Place
Film Critics Forum
Maya Kessel
The Principle of Grace
Israel
Second Award
Film Critics Forum
Dana Lerer
The Fine Line
Israel
Special Jury Mention
Film Critics Forum
Leigh Heiman Pruzanski
Blue in Green
Israel
Special Jury Mention
Film Critics Forum
אפרת רסנר
לא לגעת
Israel
Special Jury Mention
Film Critics Forum

Special Thanks to Mr. Liviu Carmeli – Head of Zimand Film Archive in the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television