Awards for 2016

In Spirit for Freedom Award

Best Documentary

WINNER

Hooligan Sparrow: Nanfu Wang
"A courageous and moving film which embodies the essence of documentary filmmaking, revealing on the screen some of the most disturbing parts of our reality."

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Best Feature

WINNER

Las elegidas: David Pablos
"A breathtaking film by a very passionate director, who combines his unique voice with a great ensemble of actors, providing a gripping cinematic experience."

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In Spirit for Freedom Award - Honorable Mention

Best Documentary

WINNER

Exil: Rithy Panh
"A brilliant film that cannot be classified into fiction or documentary, which is at once both a moral lesson and a visual statement."

FIPRESCI Prize

International First Film

WINNER

Albüm: Mehmet Can Mertoglu
"An original, unique and eclectic look at contemporary Turkish society, Album combines bizarre humor, a confident tone and a cohesive artistic vision to address subjects as conformity, bureaucracy and adoption."

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Israeli First Film

WINNER

Shavua ve Yom: Asaph Polonsky
"Offering a lighthearted take on a traumatic situation, and anchored by great performances in the leading roles, the film deals with an incredibly painful situation in an unconventional, unexpected and witty manner."

The Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman's Award

Best Feature

WINNER

Haggiag Award

Best Actor

WINNER

The Bouncer: Moris Cohen
"On his broad shoulders, this actor carried the whole film, going from macho tough guy to caring husband and family man and back".

Best Actress

WINNER

Me'ever Laharim Vehagvaot: Shiree Nadav-Naor
"For a performance that unmasks the complex being that hides behind an ideal mother and teacher."

Best Cinematography

WINNER

Harmonia: Yaron Scharf
"The cinematographer's ease with framing and the use of light is always eye-catching."

Best Editing

WINNER

Best Music

WINNER

Audience Award

WINNER

Best International Feature - Honorable Mention

WINNER

Krigen: Tobias Lindholm
"For this powerful morality tale that raises questions of responsibility and loyalty in times of war and conflict. For its superb crafting and performance."

Best Israeli Feature

WINNER

Shavua ve Yom: Asaph Polonsky
"For a constant and impressive command of tone and his fine work with a small cast, this young director displays a surprising maturity."

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Pirchi Family Award

Best Screenplay

WINNER

Best First or Second Israeli Feature

WINNER

Van Leer Group Foundation Award

Best Director of a Documentary

WINNER

Forever Pure: Maya Zinshtein
"By placing it in a wider socio-political and historical context, the film transcends its nominal subject, football and explores issues such as racism, mob mentality and abuse of power."

Best Short Film Director

WINNER

Best Cinematography

WINNER

Harmonia: Yaron Scharf
"The cinematographer's ease with framing and the use of light is always eye-catching."

Best Israeli Short Film

WINNER

Best Short Documentary

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Best Israeli Documentary

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Special Mention

Short Drama

WINNER

The Wilf Family Foundation Award

Best International Film

WINNER

La mort de Louis XIV: Albert Serra
"For creating a bold and distinctive chamber piece in a beautifully detailed world. For its stunning set design and cinematography that captures its period brilliantly. For creating an intimate and moving look at the sunset of a great figure in history."

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Audience Award

WINNER

The Lia Van Leer Award

WINNER

The Lia Van Leer Award - Honorable Mention

WINNER

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