Awards for 2012

In Spirit for Freedom Award

Best Documentary

WINNER

El lugar más pequeño: Tatiana Huezo
Jury statement: The large-scale massacre of El Salvadorans beginning in 1979 is evoked in this film by present-day witnesses. Layers of memory emerge from individual as well as collective details, while sounds, images of nature, and voices beautifully construct a coherent political point of view.

Best Feature

WINNER

Aquí y allá: Antonio Méndez Esparza (Aquí y Allí Films (production company), Torch Films (production company))
Award in Memory of Wim Van Leer

Haggiag Award

Best Actor

WINNERS


Best Actress

WINNERS

Epilogue: Rivka Gur
Tied with Ilanit Ben Yaakov ("Alice")

Alice: Ilanit Ben-Yaakov
Tied with Rivka Gur ("Epilogue")

Best Editing

WINNER

Best Music

WINNER

Best Israeli Feature

WINNER

Sharqiya: Ami Livne (Director), Itai Tamir (Producer), Elie Meirovitz (Producer), Eyal Shiray (Producer)
Jury statement: With gentleness and restrain Livne depicts the world of a Bedouin family whose home is assigned for demolition. Through their confrontation with the authorities, and with little dialogue, the audience becomes familiar with this small family unit with its varied tensions

IN-COMPETITION






Best Israeli Feature - Honorable Mention

WINNER

Pirchi Family Award

WINNER

God's Neighbors: Meny Yaesh
Jury statement: A dynamic and fascinating look at a population trapped by religion and violence in this impressive debut film by Meni Yaish.

The Gottlieb Award for Best Screenplay

WINNER

Alice: Dana Goldberg
Jury statement: For the complex script that deals with the desperate need for love and the inability to receive it. Dana Goldberg created several in-depth characters, led by Alice, wife and mother, whose loneliness is dreadful

The Jewish Experience Award

Lia Award

WINNER

The Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman's Award

WINNER

Van Leer Group Foundation Award

Best Cinematography

WINNER

Best Israeli Documentary

WINNER

Five Broken Cameras: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Jury statement: A rare collaboration between two filmmakers who found one voice and delivered it with passion and force.

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