Israeli Film Competition - Drama
Ivan – Monday 12/7 18:15
Ivan is a child who lives on the streets of the big city. Ivan’s father promises him that he will come and get him. When he realizes his father doesn’t intend to keep his promise - Ivan decides he will be the one to embark on a journey in search of his father.
Qasamba – Wednesday 14/7 19:15
Qasamba is a comedy about Qassam rockets. One day, during a rocket fire alarm, Yossi meets and falls in love with Michal in the small, reinforced bomb shelter. The problem is Michal is only in this area at a specific hour and Yossi realizes that in order to see her again there must be a rocket fire alarm at exactly the same time. So he makes “a deal” with the Hamas, which results in a crazy world in which the Qassam rockets play “the good guys” and the rocket fire alarm is more than an alarm, it is an opportunity for love.
Israeli Film Competition – Short Film
Rock and Roll’em - Tuesday 13/7 15:30
Musical. Lior and Assaf are two bums. They wake up one morning after a party, start smoking a bit in order to wake up, and prepare for their daily task - to seduce another woman.
Israeli Film Competition – Animation - Sunday, 11/7, 14:15
Haim, 45 lives in the Shaar Hanegev – Sderot region and puts up billboards for a living. Haim is affected by the stressful security situation; every time he hears a rocket fire alarm, he is instantly stricken with panic attacks and hallucinations. It is only after he hears the explosion, indicating his life is no longer in danger, that he can resume his routine. One day Haim doesn’t hear the sound of the explosion. He is trapped in a world of madness, fear and insomnia that merge with consumerism, politics and his inner world as a man who puts up billboards for a living.
A son dead in the womb and a mother trying to find her identity within the loss.
Leave a Mark
A man who lost his daughter is in an inner maze. He hears her voice and tries desperately to reach her. The man is lost inside himself, struggling, and ultimately, when he thinks he has reached the light at the end of the tunnel, he discovers the maze is endless. The maze in question is the protagonist’s fingerprint.
Elves in the Attic and Bats in the Belfry
A strange dialogue between two people in a proctologist’s waiting room.
Third year exercise – interpretation of an existing monologue based on an actual lecture by Terence McKenna, a cultural affairs critic and psychedelic guru, in which he explains and analyzes the use of magic mushrooms.
The Video Art & Experimental Film Competition
Fairy on the Roof - Monday 12/7 21:00
Video-dance. Lacking color in her life, a grey girl sets out on a journey to find the right color. On the way she meets strangers who help her as much as they get in her way.