הפסטיבל הבינלאומי לקולנוע דוקומנטרי בתל אביב 3-12.5.12

Jury

Israeli Competition Jury

  • Claire Aguilar USA
    Vice President of Programming at the Independent Television Service (ITVS), which funds, promotes and distributes independently produced programming to public media. She oversees all aspects of program initiatives, such as programming strategy, funding calls, peer panel review and funding recommendations.
  • Sivan Arbel Israel
    Film and television director, a graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Jerusalem, where her graduation film "Chicken Soup" awarded her the Israeli Film Institute Prize. She directed the documentary films: "Please Credit Ya'ackov Agor" (Honorable mention at the Haifa Film Festival), "Day and Night" (Docaviv Best Israeli Film Award 2005), "Shurot Shurot" and four films in the series "Cultural Heroes". Dramas: "A Speck on the Eyelash", "Haya Nehedar" (Best Director at the Jerusalem Film Festival); and was co-director in the series "In Treatment", "Masachim", "Gidi Gov Eats", and "The Chosen People" with Yaron London.
  • Diana Holtzberg USA
    Executive and creative producer at Films Transit International since 2001, where she also deals with sales and acquisition work, helping in development, financing, creating and implementing festival and distribution strategies. She is co-author of a book based on the film "Still Doing It"; co-author with Jan Rofekamp of three widely read documentary film industry articles; and the credited ghostwriter of the nutrition book "The Warrior Diet" – a health/ fitness/nutrition book. She began her career in the magazine business, working at SPIN, Inc and Details. During this time she produced groundbreaking TV specials for MTV and Fox Sports Network.
  • Fujioka Asako Japan
    Director of Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival Tokyo Office (YIDFF). She spent her childhood years in NY and Dusseldorf, and has been working with YIDFF since 1993, after working in film distribution. She also serves as advisor for Pusan International Film Festival’s Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund since 2006. She freelances as interpreter and translator for international film affairs, bridging between film cultures and audiences.
  • Itzik Portal Israel
    Director of Photography. Worked on the features: "Noodle", "Aviva, My Love", "Afula Express", "Made in Israel", "Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi"; on the documentaries: "San-Jean", "Baba-Luba", "The Blue Lamb", "Hats of Jerusalem", "14 Footnotes to a Garbage Mountain", "Natan Zach", "Love Inventory"; and the TV Series: "Bat Yam - New York", "Shotetut", "Taxi Driver", "Pilpelim Tsehubim". Won prestigious awards including: The Israeli TV Awards for Drama (2011) and Documentary (2006), the Volgin Award (2005), Israeli Academy Award (2001), Docaviv Festival (2000) and the Golden Lens Award (1990).

International Competition Jury

  • Assaf Amir Israel
    Producer and owner of Norma Productions, where he produced documentary films and series such as: "The Cemetery Club", "Gay Days", "The Journalists", and "The Albums". In addition he produced many award winning features and drama series, which gained international exposure. He presides as chairman of the Israeli Producers Union, where he operates to promote the film and television industry.
  • Sergi Doladéi Serra Spain
    Director of MEDIMED, the Euro-Mediterranean Documentary Market & Pitching Forum, that takes place yearly in Sitges (Barcelona). He has been involved with the audio-visual sector since 1998 when he became coordinator of international relations at Els Films de la Rambla. From 1998 to 2004 he was vicepresident of the association for the promotion of new audiovisual talents AVFAD Audio-visual. He’s been jury member at several international film festivals, participated at the CMCA Documentary Awards, and was a member of the selection committee of documentary projects to be co-financed by the government of Andalucía. Since 2006, he teaches at the Masters of Cinematographic Direction at the Ramon Llull University, Barcelona.
  • Ayelet Ofarim Israel
    Graduated with honors from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Jerusalem. She has edited many features and documentaries, including: "Please Credit Ja’ackov Agor", "The Blue Planet", "Day and Night" (Docaviv Winner 2005), "Queen Khantarisha" (First Prize International Women’s Film Festival Rehovot 2009), "The Five Houses of Lea Goldberg" (Editing Prize – Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum 2011).
  • Morrie Warshawski USA
    Consultant, author and facilitator who works with nonprofits and independent filmmakers on issues of strategic planning. He is the author of two books on fundraising: "Shaking the Money Tree" and "The Fundraising Houseparty". He currently lives in Napa, California.
  • Tali Shemesh Israel 
    Screenwriter, director, producer; graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Jerusalem. Directed the documentary films "White Gold" (2004), "TV Dreams" (2000), and "Miss Fat and Beautiful" (1997). Her film "The Cemetery Club" (2006) was the opening film of the Docaviv festival and garnered awards and critical acclaim, including the Israeli Film Council Prize, Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor’s Prize, a cinematographer prize for Sharon de Mayo and the prizes for Best Documentary at the film festivals of Shanghai, Leipzig, and Prague. She has directed many investigative documentaries for television programs including "Uvda" hosted by Ilana Dayan, and headed the documentary series "My Parents" which was aired on YES Docu channel.

Students Competition Jury

  • Liat Benhabib Israel
    Film Producer. Director of The Visual Center at Yad Vashem since its foundation in 2005. Founding member of the "Forum for the Preservation of the Audiovisual Memory in Israel". B.A. (with honors) in Film and Television and in Psychology, Tel Aviv University. Worked as researcher, casting director, assistant director and producer for Israeli features, documentaries, by directors Eran Riklis, Ari Folman, David Ofek and Yossi Madmoni, among others. Film instructor for adults with special needs. Producer of the Video-Art installations by Michal Rovner and Uri Tzaig and coproducer with "Belfilms Productions" of 116 short films for Yad Vashem.
  • David D'Arcy USA
    Critic and journalist who writes for a wide range of publications. His blog "Outtakes" runs daily on Artinfo.com. He is a regular critic for BBC Radio, as well as for Screen International, and writes about art for Art Newspaper, Art + Auction, 1stdibs and other publications. He is the host and writer of Independent Minds, a series of radio documentaries that airs on public radio in the USA. He has also produced radio documentaries for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has been on film festival juries in Europe and the US. He is the co-producer of the feature documentary film, Portrait of Wally, which is part of Docaviv's special screenings.
  • Irit Dolev Israel
    Creates, edits and directs documentary films and teaches documentary filmmaking at the College of Management. She created, directed and edited three seasons of the series "Cultural Attaché" on Channel 2. Edited a series on Antisemitism for Channel 2, "Hanivheret" for YES docu, co-edited "Beitarbut" and "Ticket for 2" for Channel 2. Created and edited "The Stripper, the Crocodile and the Minister’s Wife", for Channel 8, and lately "War of the Sexes" for Channel 10.
 

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