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Winners of the Jerusalem Film Festival

July 15, 2012 21:21

'Sharqiya,' which tells the story of a Beduin man and his family whose home is slated to be demolished, wins the Haggiag Award.


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Sharqiya, the final Israeli feature film shown in competition at the 29th Jerusalem Film Festival, which concluded on Saturday, ended up winning the Haggiag Award. Directed by Ami Livne, it tells the story of a Beduin man and his family whose home is slated to be demolished. Sharqiya’s director will receive an award of NIS 100,000.

Dana Goldberg’s Alice, about a troubled nurse who works with juvenile delinquents, won an honorable mention. Alice also won the Gottlieb Award for Best Screenplay.

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The Haggiag Award for Best Actress was awarded jointly to Rivka Gur for her role in Epilogue and to Ilanit Ben-Yaakov for her performance in Alice. The Haggiag Award for Best Actor went to Yosef Carmon for Epilogue.

The Pirchi Family Award in Memory of Anat Pirchi for Best First or Second Israeli Feature was awarded to director Meni Yaesh, for the film God’s Neighbors, about a newly religious man who uses violence to try to make his community more religious. Roy Assaf, the star, won a special mention in the Best Actor category.

The Van Leer Group Foundation Award for Best Documentary Film was awarded to directors Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi for Five Broken Cameras, about a Palestinian who documents his life.

Ran Tal won the Best Director of a Documentary Award for The Garden of Eden, a portrait of a national park.

The In the Spirit Award in Memory of Wim van Leer went to Here and There, a feature film about rural life in Mexico. The Ostrovsky Family Foundation Award went to the documentary The Tiniest Place, from El Salvador.

The Lia Award, presented by the Joan Sourasky-Constantiner Holocaust Multimedia Research Center of the Jerusalem Cinematheque, went to Papirosen.
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