An Israeli-International Platform for the Presentation of Feature Films in Development
The Jerusalem Film Festival once again features a wide variety of professional events that bring the Israeli and international film industries together. At the center of the events is the Pitch Point Competition which will be held for the fourteenth time this year.
Pitch Point is a framework whose aim is to advance Israeli films at various levels of development and production. Israeli filmmakers and producers present their projects and meet with key figures in the world film industry in order to advance and encourage international co-productions and collaborations.
Pitch Point is supported by the Jerusalem Film & Television Fund at the Jerusalem Development Authority. Events will take place in the Industry Hub at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, which will provide Israeli filmmakers and producers, guests and film professionals from around the world with the opportunity to get better acquainted, to exchange ideas, and to create professional partnerships.
In the framework of Pitch Point this year, grants will be awarded to the most promising feature films which are either in development or post-production stages. The festival is delighted to announce two new awards: The Jerusalem Foundation Award for Best Israeli Project, and The Nechama Rivlin Award for a First-Time Filmmaker courtesy of The Jerusalem Foundation. The projects will also compete for The Wouter Barendrecht - Lia van Leer Award, The DB Studio and Opus Post-Production Services Grant and CineLab Award Post-Production Services Grant.
12 Projects have been selected to take part in the Pitch Point Production Competition:
A Room of His Own by Matan Yair, produced by Green Productions
Daniel by David Vollach, produced by Golden Cinema Productions
Dead Language by Mihal Brezis & Oded Binnun, produced by Green Productions
Grocery by Yuval Shani, produced by Guadeamus Productions
Here We Are by Nir Bergman, produced by Spiro Films
Highway 65 by Maya Dreifuss, produced by 2-Team Productions
No Shade in The Desert by Yossi Aviram, produced by Gum Films
Takotsubo by Miki Polonski, produced by KM Productions
The Badchan by Gidi Dar, produced by Eddie King Films
The Taste of Apples is Red by Ehab Tarabieh, produced by Anemos Films
Valeria is Getting Married by Michal Vinik, produced by Lama Films
With Rules by Dover Kosashvili, produced by Transfax Film Productions
7 Projects have been selected to take part in the Work-in-Progress framework:
Adisse New Land by Shmuel Bru, produced by Zed Films
Asia by Ruthy Pribar produced by Gum Films
Cinema Rex by Mayan Engelman, produced by Aldy Pai TLV
Honeymood by Talya Lavie, produced by Spiro Films
Legend of Destruction by Gidi Dar, produced by Lama Films
Neve Sha'anan by Idan Haguel, produced by Idan Haguel
Shake Your Cares Away by Tom Shoval, produced by Green Productions
Olivier Barbier, VP of Acquisitions and International Sales, mk2 films
Sandrine Brauer, Producer, En Compagnie des Lamas
Frederic Boyer, Artistic Director, Tribeca Film Festival
Beki Probst, Founder, European Film Market
Dirk Schürhoff, CEO, Beta Cinema