Revolving Doors At The Israeli Film Funds Headed by Noa Regev, Film Council member Osnat Bukofzer Alleged Conflict of Interest and more

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חברי תעשיית הקולנוע הישראלית שיש להם מידע נוסף על שחיתות בקרנות, במיוחד בקרן רבינוביץ ועל דלתות מסתובבות בין מועצת הקולנוע לתפקידים בקרן, ומימון של פרויקטים אישיים של חברי מועצה, ובין קשרים של ראשי הקרנות, עובדי קרנות ולקטורים ומי שקיבלו מימון בצורה מושחתת, בבקשה צרו קשר
A message to members of the Israeli film Industry

It appears that there is a pervasive issue of a revolving doors policy within Israeli film funding organizations, notably “The Israeli Film Fund”, “Gesher” & “The Rabinovitch Foundation.”

This policy involves individuals who are both employed as project readers within these funds, serve as key decision-makers in the funding allocation process, who are also working filmmakers who receive financial support from the funds for their projects. This situation has resulted in a tight-knit circle of filmmakers consistently securing funding for their projects, leaving little room for emerging talent or those without direct connections to this inner circle. In Israel readers are often also employed as script consultants on submitted projects, so they, or their associates and close circle, can favorite the project that they work on as advisers.

In countries where merit is the actual deciding factor is such matters, full time readers, who are contracted for a set period of 2-3 years of full employment, who are also not working directors or producers, serve in such roles. This ensures maximum impartiality and the reduction of conflict of interests. These readers, unlike in Israel, are replaced periodically, not to allow them to concentrate too much power, which may lead to eventual corruption.

However in Israel the system is set up purposefully to allow the gatekeepers to use the distribution of resources as a currency, giving and accepting favors, in the form of project selections worth millions of Euros annually. This is done by hiring different readers, on a short term basis, who do not have an overview of the entire selection process, and who are not committed to the long term integrity of the organization. At the same time, the organization itself, does not have a commitment to truly take into account the readers scoring, and can end up funding projects on the basis of personal friendships and other interests, such as in, possibly and allegedly, the case of Yona Rozenkier and his Cannes employed producer, Dominique Welinski.

The Israeli film industry, locally referred to as “the swamp”, is widely recognized for its troubling issues with funding. A recent notable instance involves Adar Shafran, the head of the Israeli Producers Association. Despite his primary experience as a producer, Shafran controversially secured funding from The Israeli Film Fund for a directorial project, without qualification or experience for such a role. Nadav Lapid, who is not a full time resident of Israel, but recently received full production grant from the fund, possibly against the rules. Concurrently, The Rabinovitch Foundation awarded production funds to director Avi Nesher and, at the same time in a separate decision, to his daughter, Tom Nesher. And as we’ve reported elsewhere, the previous head of the fund, who had been in power for almost 30 years, has awarded production funding to his wife’s business partners as one of his last decisions on the job. These incidents are part of a broader pattern of alleged favoritism and nepotism that plagues the Israeli film industry, which the local filmmakers are fully aware of, but have little in their power to anything about.

The tables below illustrate films that have received funding, with each corresponding to individuals who have also been recipients of funding for their own project development or production from one of the funds. The accompanying columns display the periods during which these individuals worked as readers for the funds.

In summery, there were 9 fund readers that received funding while working for the funds, 20 readers who received funding near the time of their employment in the funds, and one reader that worked as a script editor on a funded project while working for a fund.

It is evident that individuals who have longstanding affiliations with these funds, serving as employees, consultants, readers, and decision-makers, enjoy a significant advantage over filmmakers who lack regular interaction with these organizations and have no access to the individuals in influential positions within them. This disparity raises concerns about fairness and equal opportunity within the Israeli film funding landscape. The Israeli Film Fund is currently lead by Noa Regev (נעה רגב), and Avital Bekerman (אביטל בקרמן) is Head of Development. Additional information about the fund can be read in our report concerning questions about the integrity of the European film industry.

Thanks to readers contribution we received the following conversation between two Israeli filmmakers, one of them very familiar with the Rabinovich fund, currently the biggest film fund in Israel, who was involved in a number of projects that received funding from the fund. The message reads:

I understand perfectly well. Rabinovich is a rigged game. If I could only tell you the whole truth…..”

The message doesn’t need interpretation or context, as it is quite clear.

Thanks to another readers contribution, the following is a conversation between Israeli writer and director Amir Manor, listed as a reader for the Israeli film fund five times between July 2019 and 2022 (source). In the last decade Manor served as a readers for the funds more than 20 times, and had so far received funding for three projects to date. In the following screenshot Manor informs the fellow filmmaker that he is likely to not get funding in the current round and that he will have to “wait for the next one.” This was told to the filmmaker before the deadline for the submissions was even closed while Manor was serving as reader for the fund, as if the results of submission had already been decided in advance.

To clarify, Manor had informed the filmmaker that he was reading for the fund voluntarily, without being asked about it, when it is quite clear that this the type of information that should not be disclosed in the first place. Why would a reader for a fund tell a filmmaker that he is “likely” not get the funding, before the submissions were even closed, and before any script had been read?

The filmmaker indeed did not receive funding from the fund as Manor predicted, nor in the next and final round, despite the script receiving the following scores, averaging 9 out of 10, simply because he is not part of the local clique, or “syndicate” of people belonging to the network, many of which are listed in the table at the bottom of this article, individuals who are both repeatedly hired by the fund as script readers or advisers, and granted production money by it.

It is important to note that Manor charges 10,000 Israeli Shekels ($2800) for feature script editing / consulting and prouds himself for being the script consultant on many projects that over the years had received funding for either development or production from the various Israeli film funds, funding worth millions of Euros.

A question is raised about a possible relationship between the fact that Manor is so deeply involved in the funds as a consultant / reader / temporary employee, while being paid to advise and edit scripts which are then submitted to receive funding from the very same funds.

In a completely unrelated but interesting note, in a forum post from 2008, Manor is accused of being “recorded lying and cheating in order to publish a false article.” These allegations were lodged against him while he was working as a journalist. These allegations are completely unrelated to the issues mentioned above, anecdotal, and were made by a 3rd party in 2008, yet in light of all the other articles and facts published on this website, it is difficult to not wonder if this is not part of a larger pattern of the ethical standards by the people who make up the film industry, which is the root cause for the reasons this website had to be established in the first place.

Also note that Manor is just one person – the list in the bottom of this article recounts the names of two dozen individuals who over the years repeatedly worked for the funds as readers and also receive funding from them as directors of feature films.

In addition, as part of our ongoing investigation into the Rabinovich Foundation, currently the largest film fund in Israel, an additional revolving door has been observed, one that involves the fund and members of the Israeli Film Council, the governmental body that distributes funding to the various Israeli Film Funds.

It appears that over the years several individuals have been employed by the Rabinovich Foundation, before, while or after serving as members of the Israeli Film Council, or that their projects received financial support by the fund.

As can be seen in the example below, Osnat Bukofzer, who currently works for the Rabinovich Foundation, has severed as a member of the Film Council for several years. In addition, Bukofzer manages the Israeli Pavilion in Cannes, which the Rabinovich Foundation finances. Having served as a member on the Israeli Film Council and making decisions that directly effect the amount of money that the fund received, this is a clear case of a conflict of interest, where favors are exchanged over a long period of time, in the form of employment and other positions within the industry. Our sources report that this is far from being the only case and that over the years several compromised council members have been working to promote the interests of the Rabinovich Foundation from within the council, including the former head of the council, who kept a very close relationship, (some say intimate, but this is alleged) with the head of the fund. The case of Bukofzer is just one examples of many that we will reveal in our upcoming article about the Rabinovich Foundation, known in the local industry as being completely corrupt, having been controlled by the same individuals for over 20 years.

Corruption in the Israeli film industry is not a bug, but a feature of the system.

In the example below, also sent by readers of the site, a former employee of the Jerusalem Film Festival, then headed by the current head of the Israeli Film Fund Noa Regev, had both received funding for a short film and then had it screened in the festival where she was employed. While not illegal in any way, this is simply another example of how insular the Israeli film industry is and why newcomers find it so difficult to get their films made or screened, when employees, friends or family take up most of the available opportunities. The two following screenshots are the very definition of a “revolving door.”

The “revolving door” system explained above is of course not limited to Israel, and is part of a wider issue that plagues the European (and global) film industry in its entirety. The following comments were left on a related post on Reddit, mentioning Norway, Slovakia, Italy and Australia as other countries where the system is set-up in the same way. Film Industry Watch receives emails daily from every corner of the world, describing a similar situation, in multiple countries. The reason nepotism, favoritism and other ills plague the film industry everywhere is that Art, on the face of it, is subjective, allowing the ‘decision makers’ to essentially do whatever they want, resulting in the following descriptions of other local film industry scenes:

A revolving doors policy within film funding organizations, where the same individuals both evaluate project proposals and receive funding for their own projects, can degrade the quality of films being made in several ways:

  1. Lack of diversity: This practice tends to perpetuate a narrow pool of filmmakers who consistently receive funding, often leading to a lack of diversity in terms of voices, perspectives, and storytelling approaches. New and innovative voices from emerging filmmakers may struggle to break into the industry, resulting in a stagnant and homogenous film landscape.

  2. Stifling creativity: When a select group of individuals repeatedly receives funding, they may become complacent or risk-averse in their creative choices. The fear of jeopardizing future funding opportunities can discourage experimentation and the exploration of new ideas, resulting in formulaic or safe filmmaking.

  3. Limited exposure to fresh talent: Talented filmmakers who do not have connections within the established inner circle may go unnoticed or face difficulties in getting their projects funded. This can result in missing out on potentially groundbreaking and unique cinematic voices that could contribute to the enrichment of the industry.

  4. Reduced accountability: When those who evaluate and allocate funds are also recipients of funding, it can create a conflict of interest. There may be less scrutiny and accountability in the decision-making process, as individuals may be inclined to support projects from colleagues or acquaintances rather than solely based on the merit of the project.

In summary, a revolving doors policy in film funding organizations can result in a less diverse, less innovative, and less accountable film industry. It limits opportunities for emerging talent, stifle creative exploration, and prioritize personal connections over the quality of film projects, ultimately impacting the richness and diversity of films being made.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that this article, like all other articles on this site, is not meant to be an ad hominem attack on any specific person. The individuals mentioned in this article and their positions in various organizations are used as examples for the way that the film industry operates. The positions, roles and professional relationship between individuals are public information. Sources are provided throughout the website. If you would like to report any inaccuracy please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our organization is dedicated to unveiling the true decision-making processes and power dynamics within the film industry. The chart below provides a comprehensive summary of these elements. Our goal is to democratize access and provide talented, emerging young filmmakers with the opportunities they rightfully deserve to succeed in the industry. If you would like to contribute additional information, please contact us.

1)      Amir Manor – עמיר מנור

The name of the fundYeardue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fundRemarks
The Israeli Film Fund2013MayScript development    
The Israeli Film Fund2013NovemberScript development    
The Israeli Film Fund2014NovemberIndependentFlowers of marzipan2014The Israeli Film Fundscript editing[6]
Gesher Foundation2015    
The Israeli Film Fund2015NovemberScript developmentI can’t believe I’m a robot2015The Israeli Film Fund[7]This film is among the 99 films that did not go through the approval process and received funding[8]
Rabinovitch2016students    
The Israeli Film Fund2018JulyScript development step one    
Rabinovitch2019studentsThe house on Finn Street2018Rabinovitch[9]This film is among the 99 films that did not go through the Lectora process and received funding[10]
The Israeli Film Fund2019Septemberdebutantes    
The Israeli Film Fund2019Decembercentral    
Gesher Foundation2020    
Rabinovitch2020diploma    
The Israeli Film Fund2020Maydevelopmentthe swimmer2021The Israeli Film Fundscript editing[11]

2)      Lee Gilat – לי גילת

The name of the fundYeardue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fund
The Israeli Film Fund2013NovemberScript development   
The Israeli Film Fund2014NovemberIndependentrounders2014The Israeli Film Fund[12]
The Israeli Film Fund2014JuneScript development   
Gesher Foundation2015   
Rabinovitch2015AFeaturesThe good words2015Rabinovitch[13]
The Israeli Film Fund2015AprilComedy/genre   
The Israeli Film Fund2015NovemberScript development   
Rabinovitch2017 Featuresopposites2016Rabinovich[14]
Gesher Foundation2018  An ordinary day (short film)2018bridge[15]
Gesher Foundation2019     
The Israeli Film Fund2020Aprilcentral track   

3)      Amnon Zelait – אמנון זלאייט

The name of the fundYeardue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fundRemarks
The Israeli Film Fund2013NovemberScript development    
Rabinovitch2014BFeatures    
The Israeli Film Fund2014Novemberdebutantes    
The Israeli Film Fund2014JuneScript development    
Rabinovitch2015BFeatures    
The Israeli Film Fund2015NovemberScript development    
Rabinovitch2016FeaturesTzipuri Khol [16] [17], G’ankshan 48 [18] [19]2016Rabinovitchphotographer
The Nerd Club [20] [21] [22] [23]2017
Gesher Foundation2017    
Rabinovitch2019FeaturesA hero in the clouds2018Rabinovitch [24] [25] 
Rabinovitch2020diplomathe meal2020Rabinovitch[26]photographer

4)      Tal Graniteטל גרניט

The name of the fundYeardue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fundRemarks
Rabinovitch2015AFeatures    
The Israeli Film Fund2015AprilScript development    
Gesher Foundation2019    
The Israeli Film Fund2019Aprilcentralthe prom2018The Israeli Film Fund[27]This film is among the 99 films that did not go through the approval process and received funding[28]
The Israeli Film Fund2019Septemberdebutantes    
Rabinovitch2020diplomaOmi Ralia2019Rabinovitch[29] 
Rabinovitch2020Featureshappy ending2021Rabinovich[30] 

5)      Sharon Maimonשרון מימון

The name of the fundYeardue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fundRemarks
The Israeli Film Fund2013Novembercentral    
Rabinovitch2015BFeatures    
Rabinovitch2015AFeatures    
Rabinovitch2016Features    
Rabinovitch2019FeaturesBaby Bombay[31] 2019Rabinovitch 
Omi Ralia[32]
The Israeli Film Fund2019Aprilcentralthe prom2018The Israeli Film Fund[33]This film is among the 99 films that did not go through the approval process and received funding[34]
Rabinovitch2020Featureshappy ending2021Rabinovich[35] 

6)      Efrat Koremאפרת כורם

The name of the fundYeardue inRouteFilms that received fundingRemarks
2014
Old Man
Gesher Foundation2015
The Israeli Film Fund2015JulyIndependent
The Israeli Film Fund2015NovemberScript development
The Israeli Film Fund2016NovemberCompletion of production
Rabinovitch2019Features
The Israeli Film Fund2019Septemberdebutantes
Gesher Foundation2020
The Israeli Film Fund2020SeptemberIndependent
Rabinovitch2019FeaturesA woman is sitting in the director’s chairparticipation

7)      Dita Geriדיתה גרי

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received funding
Source fund2005“Kafka’s Magic”
The Israeli Film Fund2014Novemberdebutantes
The Israeli Film Fund2016An Israeli love story
Gesher Foundation2015
Rabinovitch2017students
Rabinovitch2017diploma
The Israeli Film Fund2018JulyScript development step b
Rabinovitch2019students
Rabinovitch2019diploma

8)      Israela Shaarישראלה שאער מעודד

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fund
Rabinovitch2014Bdiploma   
Rabinovitch2014Adiploma   
Rabinovitch2015Bdiploma   
Rabinovitch2015Adiploma   
Gesher Foundation2016   
Gesher Foundation2017   
Gesher Foundation2019   
Gesher Foundation2020   
Rabinovitch2020diplomaWife2019Rabinovich[36]
Rabinovitch2020Features   
Rabinovitch2021Bstudents   
Rabinovitch2021Adiploma   

9)      Netali Brownנטעלי בראון

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fund
The Israeli Film Fund2013MayScript development
Rabinovitch2014Bdiploma
Rabinovitch2014Adiploma
The Israeli Film Fund2017Maydebutantes
Gesher Foundation2019
Rabinovitch2019diploma
The Israeli Film Fund2020Maydevelopment
The Israeli Film Fund2021MayproductionFeature production

10)   Raphael Baloloרפאל בלולו

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fund
Rabinovitch2014Bstudents   
Gesher Foundation2015   
Rabinovitch2015Bstudents   
Rabinovitch2015Astudents   
Rabinovitch2019diploma   
Rabinovitch2020diploma   
Rabinovitch2020FeaturesGood spies2021Rabinovich[37]

11)   Leon Prodovsky –   לאון פרודובסקי

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received funding
The Israeli Film Fund2009Production financingFeaturesFive hours from Paris
Rabinovitch2013BFeatures
Rabinovitch2013AFeatures
Gesher Foundation2015
Rabinovitch2015BFeatures
Rabinovitch2015AFeatures
Gesher Foundation2017
The Israeli Film Fund2017MayIndependent
The Israeli Film Fund2017FebruaryScript development step one
Rabinowitz2022Production financingMy neighbor is Adolf

12)   Eric Caplonאריק קפלון

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fund
The Israeli Film Fund2013MayScript development   
The Israeli Film Fund2015AprilScript development   
The Israeli Film Fund2019Decembercentral   
Rabinovitch2020Features   
The Israeli Film Fund2020Aprilcentral trackHome HOME2021The Israeli Film Fund[38]
Rabinovitch2021AFeatures   

In addition, he is employed as a workshop leader in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, the Rabinovitch Foundation, the Gesher Foundation and the Screenwriters’ Union[39]

13)   Suha Arefסוהא עארף

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fund
The Israeli Film Fund2013NovemberScript development   
The Israeli Film Fund2014JuneScript developmentVilla Toma2014The Israeli Film Fund[40]
Gesher Foundation2015   
Gesher Foundation2016   
Rabinovitch2016Features   
Gesher Foundation2019   
The Israeli Film Fund2020Aprilcentral track   

14)   Gor Heller –  גור הלר

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fundRemarks
The Israeli Film Fund2016AprilScript development    
Gesher Foundation2018    
The Israeli Film Fund2018JulyScript development step oneare in doubt2017The Israeli Film Fund[41] [42]script editor
Gesher Foundation2019    
Rabinovitch2019diploma    
Rabinovitch2019Features    
Rabinovitch2020diploma    
The Israeli Film Fund2020SeptemberIndependent    

15)   Ronnie Kidarרוני קידר

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fund
Rabinovitch2013Bstudents   
Rabinovitch2013Astudents   
Rabinovitch2014Apocalypse
The Israeli Film Fund2016MaydebutantesFamily2015The Israeli Film Fund[43]
Gesher Foundation2017The woman who wanted to kill someone2016Gesher [Goethe Institute, import-export project][44]
The Israeli Film Fund2017FebruaryScript development step one   

Her film “Sofolam” is among the 99 films that did not go through the approval process and received funding [45]

16)   Yevgeny Romanיבגני רומן

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received production fundingsleepA financing fund
Gesher Foundation2015Area A2014bridge[46]
Rabinovitch2015BFeatures   
Rabinovitch2015AFeatures   
The Israeli Film Fund2016MayChildren   
The Israeli Film Fund2016AprilScript development   
The Israeli Film Fund2019SeptemberdebutantesBackground noises2018The Israeli Film Fund[47]

17)   Idan Hubel – עידן הובל

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteRemarksFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fund
2012the water disconnector
Gesher Foundation2015In the spirit of cinema [November 5]a slice of bread2015bridge[48]
Gesher Foundation2019In the spirit of cinema [November 5]   
Rabinovitch2019students   
Rabinovitch2020students   
Rabinovitch2020diploma   
Gesher Foundation2021Marchshorts   

18)   Tawfik (Agbariya) Abu Wail –   תאופיק (אגבאריה) אבו ואיל

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fund
The Israeli Film Fund2013Aprilcentral   
The Israeli Film Fund2013NovemberCompletion of productionthe freedom train  
Gesher Foundation2015Love on Demand: Love Letters to Cinema2014Bridge [49] [50]
The Israeli Film Fund2015NovemberScript development   
The Israeli Film Fund2020Aprilcentral trackHassan the wise2019The Israeli Film Fund[51]

19)   Mia Dreyfusמיה דרייפוס

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received production fundingsleepA financing fundRemarks
Gesher Foundation2019    
Rabinovitch2019studentsthe diving2018Rabinovitch[52] 
Rabinovitch2019diploma    
Gesher Foundation2020youth2020Bridge [53] [54] 
A woman is sitting in the director’s chairVerbinovich Bridge[55]Participated in the film[56]
bridge2021opendedicated    

20)   Samdar Zamirסמדר זמיר

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fund
Gesher Foundation2019   
Rabinovitch2019diploma   
Rabinovitch2020FeaturesA woman is sitting in the director’s chair2020Verbinovich Bridge[57]
Gesher Foundation2021Decemberfinal   
Gesher Foundation2021Marchshort ones   

21)   Verdit (Vidy) spent –  ורדית (וידי) בילו

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fund
2013production“The End of the Age of Innocence”
Gesher Foundation2015   
Gesher Foundation2016Wires (short film)[58]2017bridge
Belly Fire (short film)[59]
The Israeli Film Fund2019Decemberdebutantes   
Rabinovitch2021BFeatures   
Rabinovitch2021AFeatures   

Her film “The End of the Age of Innocence” is among the 99 films that did not go through the approval process and received funding [60]

22)   Kobi Mizrahiקובי מזרחי

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fundRemarks
Gesher Foundation2017Ben Gurion, Epilogue Bridge and source [61] [62]Used as post production
Gesher Foundation2018    
Gesher Foundation2019    
Gesher Foundation2020    
Rabinovitch2020studentsTaketsubo2021Rabinovitch and the New Cinema Fund[63] [64] 
The Israeli Film Fund2020MayCompletion of production    
Gesher Foundation2021JanuaryFinal – feature pitching    

23)   Sherry Azuz- Bergerשרי עזוז- ברגר

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fundRemarks
Rabinovitch2017Features    
Rabinovitch2019Features    
Gesher Foundation2020sweetie2019bridge[65]editor
polygraph (short film)2020 
Rabinovitch2021Adiploma    
Rabinovitch2021AFeatures    

24)   Dana Goldberg –  דנה גולדברג

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fundRemarks
The Israeli Film Fund2014JuneScript development    
Rabinovitch2016students    
The Israeli Film Fund2019Junedevelopment    
Rabinovitch2019students   Received funding for the book of poetry she published “Shemesh Ishira” (2019) from the Rabinovitch Fund[66]
Rabinovitch2019FeaturesA woman is sitting in the director’s chair2020Verbinovich Bridge[67]Participated in the film

25)   Esti Alamo-Wexlerאסתי עלמו-וקסלר

The name of the fundsleepdue inRouteFilms that received fundingsleepA financing fundRemarks
Gesher Foundation2017    
Gesher Foundation2019    
Rabinovitch2020FeaturesA woman is sitting in the director’s chair2020Verbinovich Bridge[68]Participated in the film
Rabinovitch2021AFeatures    

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Sources:


Israeli film fund selection committees in the last 5 years – https://www.filmfund.org.il/ContentPage?id=49

[1] https://www.nevo.co.il/law_html/law01/p202k2_001.htm

[2] Source: Tafen report, 2017

[3] Source: Tafen report, 2017

[4] List of lecturers at the Rabinovich Foundation 2013-2017 from the foundation’s website

[5] Source: Tafen report, 2017

[6]https://www.facebook.com/amir.manor/posts/pfbid032sPqqUpqnfzCTnUjRDDZN263H28iyPPXkR6Nc3Fzh3o1eHwJxFNKbXHmdeMvUtakl

[7]https://www.filmfund.org.il/films/?id=&nom=003776&film=%D7%90%D7%A0%D7%99%20%D7%9C%D7%90%20%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%9F%20%D7%90%D7%A0%D7%99%20%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%91%D7%95%D7%98

[8] https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XplRVgAO59g18A5YyOnG0FWwow_fLQOU

[9] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=19

[10] Source: Tafen report, 2017

[11]https://niveshetcohen.com/%D7%91%D7%99%D7%AA/%D7%91%D7%99%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%99%D7%9D/%D7%A2%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%A8-%D7%9E%D7%A0%D7%95%D7%A8/

[12] https://www.filmfund.org.il/films/?id=&nom=002482&film=%D7%94%D7%A7%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%AA

[13] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=650:2016-12-08-09-31-08&Itemid=77

[14] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=19

[15] https://gesherfilmfund.org.il/Catalog/#film-catalog

[16] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=693:2017-07-26-10-13-13&Itemid=77

[17] https://cinemaofisrael.co.il/%D7%A6%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%99-%D7%97%D7%95%D7%9C/

[18] https://cinemaofisrael.co.il/%D7%92%D7%A0%D7%A7%D7%A9%D7%9F-48/

[19] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=680:2017-07-26-10-13-13&Itemid=77

[20] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=734:2017-07-26-10-13-13&Itemid=77

[21] https://www.edb.co.il/title/t0014554/cast/

[22] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=823:2017-07-26-10-13-13&Itemid=77

[23] https://cinemaofisrael.co.il/%D7%A1%D7%93%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%9D/

[24] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=776:2017-07-26-10-13-13&Itemid=77

[25] https://www.edb.co.il/title/t0015168/cast/

[26] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=19

[27]https://www.filmfund.org.il/films/?nom=002808&film=%D7%94%D7%A0%D7%A9%D7%A3

[28]Source: Tafen report, 2017

[29]https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=19

[30] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=19

[31] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=19

[32] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=19

[33]https://www.filmfund.org.il/films/?nom=002808&film=%D7%94%D7%A0%D7%A9%D7%A3

[34] Source: Tafen report, 2017

[35] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=19

[36] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=827:2016-12-08-10-37-17&Itemid=74

[37] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=19

[38]https://web.archive.org/web/20211107234038/https://www.filmfund.org.il/films/?id=&nom=002924&film=Home%20%D7%94%D7%95%D7%9D

[39](https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=422&catid=56&Itemid=467)

[40]https://www.filmfund.org.il/films/?nom=3620&film=%D7%95%D7%99%D7%9C%D7%94%20%D7%AA%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%90%20(%D7%A9%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%A9%20%D7%90%D7%97%D7%99%D7%95%D7%AA)

[41]https://www.filmfund.org.il/films/?nom=003938&film=%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%98%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D%20%D7%91%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%A7

[42] https://cinemaofisrael.co.il/%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%98%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%91%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%A7/

[43]https://www.filmfund.org.il/films/?nom=003818&film=%D7%9E%D7%A9%D7%A4%D7%97%D7%94

[44] https://timeout.co.il/%D7%9E%D7%91%D7%95%D7%A1%D7%A1-%D7%A2%D7%9C-%D7%A1%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%A8-%D7%94%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%96%D7%9D-%D7%A1%D7%98%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%99-%D7%95%D7%99%D7%93-%D7%9E%D7%91%D7%99%D7%90-%D7%90%D7%AA/

[45] Source: Tafen report, 2017

[46] https://gesherfilmfund.org.il/Catalog/#film-catalog

[47]https://www.filmfund.org.il/films/?nom=002762&film=%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%AA%20%D7%A8%D7%A7%D7%A2

[48] https://gesherfilmfund.org.il/Catalog/#film-catalog

[49] https://gesherfilmfund.org.il/Catalog/#film-catalog

[50] https://www.habama.co.il/Pages/Event.aspx?Subj=4&Area=1&EventId=3758

[51]https://www.filmfund.org.il/films/?nom=002791&film=%D7%97%D7%A1%D7%9F%20%D7%94%D7%97%D7%9B%D7%9D

[52] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=819:2017-07-26-10-13-13&Itemid=77

[53] https://gesherfilmfund.org.il/Catalog/#film-catalog

[54] https://www.edb.co.il/title/t0016311/cast/

[55]https://www.haifaff.co.il/%D7%A1%D7%A8%D7%98%D7%99%D7%9D/7194/%D7%A2%D7%9C_%D7%9B%D7%99%D7%A1%D7%90_%D7%94%D7%91%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%99_%D7%99%D7%95%D7%A9%D7%91%D7%AA_%D7%90%D7%99%D7%A9%D7%94

[56] https://www.bezalel.ac.il/events/3070

[57]https://www.haifaff.co.il/%D7%A1%D7%A8%D7%98%D7%99%D7%9D/7194/%D7%A2%D7%9C_%D7%9B%D7%99%D7%A1%D7%90_%D7%94%D7%91%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%99_%D7%99%D7%95%D7%A9%D7%91%D7%AA_%D7%90%D7%99%D7%A9%D7%94

[58] https://gesherfilmfund.org.il/Catalog/#film-catalog

[59] https://jer-cin.org.il/he/movie/18525

[60] Source: Tafen report, 2017

[61] https://gesherfilmfund.org.il/Catalog/#film-catalog

[62] https://cinemaofisrael.co.il/%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%91%D7%99-%D7%9E%D7%96%D7%A8%D7%97%D7%99/

[63] https://www.cinemaproject.org.il/ns/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=19

[64] https://www.facebook.com/TelAvivUniversityFilmTVSchool/posts/2354090558010267/

[65] https://gesherfilmfund.org.il/Catalog/#film-catalog

[66] https://goldbergdana.com/about/

[67] https://www.bezalel.ac.il/events/3070

[68] https://www.bezalel.ac.il/events/3070

[69] https://www.forumtarbut.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Division-Managers.pdf

[70] https://www.israelhayom.co.il/article/757483

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