The Israel Film Fund congratulates the filmmakers of the films that took part in the Competition for Full-Length Israeli Feature Films at the Jerusalem Film Festival. The Fund supported and invested in the production of 6 films out of 7 that participated in the competition. A great achievement and an indication to the efficiency of the reading and selection process the Fund implements. The six films bring to the screen a wide variety of themes and subjects and the cinema of a range of filmmakers with an emphasis on filmmakers from the geographical and cultural periphery of Israel.
The Fund's award winning films are:
SCAFFOLDING - received the Haggiag award for Best Israeli Feature Film, the Haggiag award for Best Actor received by lead actor Asher Lax and an honorable mention for Cinematography which went to Bartosz Bieniek. Directed by: Matan Yair, Produced by Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Stanisław Dziedzic, Moshe Edery, and Leon Edery.
Doubtful – received the Anat Pirchi Award for Best First Film, The Aaron Emanuel Award for Best Cinematography, which went to Shai Goldman and an Honorary Mention received by Adar Hazazi for his performance in the film. Directed by: Eliran Eliya Produced by: Oren Rogovin
Longing – received The Anat Pirchi Award for Best Script and the Audience Favorite Film Award. Directed and Written by: Savi Gabizon, Produced by: Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi, Tami Leon, Savi Gabizon, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
Death of a Poetess – Samira Saraya received the Haggiag Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film. Directed by: Dana Goldberg and Efrat Mishori. Produced by: Dana Goldberg
Family - Daphna Keenan received The Jerusalem Foundation Award for Best Original Score. Directed and Written by: Veronica Kedar. Produced by: Mosh Danon, Thanassis Karathanos
Holy Air – received The FIPRESCI Award for Best Israeli First Feature. Directed by: Shady Srour, Produced by: Ilan Moskovitch, Shady Srour
Full list of winners and jury statments: The 2017 Jerusalem Film Festival winners announced