Doc Aviv - The International Documentary Film Festival 2011


Best Israeli Documentary

for Life In Stills

Jury Statement:

"The winner was a story movingly and sensitively told, which managed to combine a strong sense of comedy with powerful insight. It managed to combine the strengths of its characters with a strong story, and noticeably entranced its audience."


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Best Israeli Documentary Editing

for Life In Stills

Jury statement: "A masterly grasp of narrative combined with the ability to subtly detail a profound and beautiful relationship with both humor and poignancy is what set this this film apart."


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DocAviv Festival 2011 will take place for the 13th year in Tel Aviv, on May 12-21, at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, ZOA House and at Tel Aviv Port's pier, next to the farmers' market

The festival is supported by the Israeli Film Council, Ministry of Science Culture and Sport, YES Doco channel, Tel Aviv-Yaffo Municipality, Tel Aviv Port, Tel Aviv Cinematheque and the Israel National Lottery Council for the Arts. The festival will open with a screening of the film "Life in a Day," a unique collaboration between Ridley Scott (producer), Kevin Macdonald (director) and the YouTube internet site, who present a documentary film compiled solely from users' content. YouTube users were invited to send clips about a day in their life documented on the specific date of July 24, 2010. Over 85,000 clips and more than 4,500 hours of raw material from 197 countries were handed in, from which a full-length feature was cut. This groundbreaking and ambitious film project presents a spellbinding, inspiring, vivacious and humane documentation of one global day. The festival will screen dozens of documentaries showing the best in Israeli and international filmmaking. The program includes the Israeli Competition, the International Competition, the Student Competition, Doco-Challenge and Young Doc. Also, special screenings and events will take place dealing with food culture, art, sport, music, the future of documentary filmmaking, and more. This year, the festival gives special attention to the exciting changes happening within the documentary world as a result of technological advances and new media. Along with the opening film that delves into this field, and the Oscar-nominated film "Exit Through the Gift Shop," DocAviv launches "The Next Doc" – a special evening curated and edited by Doron Solomons in which artists including Kutiman, Yoni Bloch, Yael Bartana, Renana Raz and other visionaries in the field will allow a peek into the works that are about to change the face of documentary filmmaking. In addition, the festival will hold a documentary-animation workshop with American animator Paul Fierlinger and David Shalita from Israel, in addition to the "Re:invent" seminar moderated by Brian Newman, former CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute, dealing with creativity in the age of new media.

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