Monthly Screenings
צ.: ורה עציון
1996 Festival

July 4th – 13th, 1996

50,000 people, 150 films, 60 countries

Opening Film: Kansas City by Robert Altman

Guests: Krzysztof Zanussi, Chantal Akerman, Derek Malcolm, Susanne Bier, Seymour Cassel, Pierre Chained, Danniel Danniel, Ricardo Dias, Jim Hoberman, Jose Lewgoy, Ken Lipper, David Robinson

Awards for Israeli and International Cinema:

Wolgin Award - Best Israeli Feature:

Under Western Eyes by Joseph Pichhadze 

Wolgin Award - Best Israeli Documentary:

Yasmin by Nizar Hassan 

Honorable Mention:

Small Town Melodies by Levi Zini 

Wolgin Award - Best Short Film:

Operation Ruth by Yoav Gurfinkel 

The New Foundation for Cinema and Television Award:

Fragments- Jerusalem by Ron Havilio 

Lipper Award for Best Israeli Screenplay:

Everlasting Joy by Igal Bursztyn 

Mediterranean Cinema Award:

Haifa by Rashid Mashrawi
A Summer in La Goulette by Ferid Boughedir 

Honorable Mention:

Everlasting Joy by Igal Bursztyn
Dvarim by Amos Gitai
Pasolini an Italian Crime by Marco Tullio Giordana 

In The Spirit of Freedom Award In Memory of Wim van Leer

Shtetl by Marian Marzynski 

Honorable Mention:

Long is the Road by Herbert B. Fredersdorf & Marek Goldstein
Bombay by Mani Rathnam 

Achievement Award:

David Robinson

Life Achievement Award:

Gila Almagor

Important Titles:
Dead Man by Jim Jarmusch
To Die For by Gus Van Sant
Flirt by Hal Hartley
Kicking and Screaming by Noah Baumbach
Welcome to the Doll House by Todd Solondz
Like it never was Before by Susanne Bier
Kristin Lavransdatter by Liv Ullmann
At Full Gallop by Krzysztof Zanussi
Taxi Driver by Martin Scorsese
Faust by F.W. Murnau
Three Lives and only One Death by Raoul Ruiz
Flamenco by Carlos Saura
Not Fourteen Again by Gillian Armstrong