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Katriel Schory, who has been the executive director of the Israel Film Fund for the last 17 years, is an institution in himself. Through these years, Schory, who graduated from Nyu and returned to Israel in 1973, has financed 230 films and wrestled with many crisis to preserve the independence of the fund from the government. Schrory, who is well over 60, is now facing new challenges with the arrival of Israeli minister of culture and sports Miri Regev. The minister vowed the axe funds for filmmakers and artists who “defame” Israel, but Schory says the annual budget allocated to the film industry – a global 18 million Euro envelope – for the next five year was approved in 2013 and is therefore valid until 2018. Through his mandate, the fearless exec has signed 13 co-production treaties and has given coin to the majority of Israeli films that have traveled worldwide, notably “Gett: The Trial of Vivianne Amsalem,” “Waltz With Bashir” and “Lebanon. »
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