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The Sapir College presents:
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Documentary – Experimental Debut Film Competition

This year, Cinema South Festival launches a new competition designed for debut documentary and documentary-experimental films. Five films will compete for a 50,000 shekel prize.

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Latin American Cinema

The Festival will host Mexican director Natalia Almada and screen two of her films: El General and Al Otro Lado

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Armenian Cinema

Gala premiere screening of Border, directed by Harutyun Khachatryan, a guest of the Festival

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The Cinema South Festival is a joyous holiday, a special occasion, providing us a respite from our daily routines and infusing us with anticipation as to events to come: The cinematic stories we will surrender ourselves to while seated in the dark, which will form our entire world for that moment in time. It is the annual celebration that we anticipate and which we prepare for with our students from the Department of Film & TV at the Sapir College.

The Cinema South Festival is now in its 9th year. For us, it is more than a celebration, it is a piercing discussion via the films we procure from Israel and abroad and through which we seek to explore our life in this country, in this exposed and harsh southern region, on a quest to portray a contemporary mirror image.

Dr. Avner Faingulernt
Head of the Film & TV School, Sapir College,
Director and Founder of the Cinema South Festival

Philippine Cinema

The Festival will host Philippine director Brillante Mendoza and screen four of his films.

The program will feature a night session - Journey into the Night - a nocturnal, intimate encounter with Brillante Mendoza and Dr. Avner Faingulernt
Israeli Cinema

Focus on the films of Yaky Yosha

Premiere screenings: Walking, Inherit the Earth, Guide for the new filmmaker – an encounter with Yaky Yosha

Focus on the films of Ze’ev Revach
An encounter with Ze’ev Revach

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