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Night at the Movies 2019

On Thursday 6th June 2019, TAU Trust held their 12th annual “Night at the Movies” with “Shorts, Shots & Sushi” as part of their “Starry TAU Night Series”.

Before enjoying an array of vodka shots and sushi, our supporters and friends were welcomed at JW3 in North London by Barak Ganor, Head of Culture at the Embassy of Israel, who shared his experience as a TAU Alumnus.

The epicentre of the evening featured four mesmerising and thought-provoking “short” films created by students from the prestigious Steve Tisch School of Film & Television. This year’s films covered a range of themes which dealt with some of today’s worldwide issues, specific Israeli matters, life events and even football with a mix of emotions which ranged from the serious to the more humorous and everything in between! 

At the end of the evening, we were delighted to welcome Danielle Lux, Managing Director of the BAFTA award-winning CPL Productions, whose works range from the popular UK show, “A League of Their Own” to “Game of Thrones: Greatest Moments”. Danielle eloquently shared her career in the industry, pioneered the importance of young film makers and delivered praise over the four films. This was a true highlight for all our guests and one which encompassed the sheer talent that the Film school is renowned for.

All proceeds from the event went towards the pioneering and high quality work at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at TAU, which has a renowned reputation worldwide for producing original and innovative films and students who often become leaders in the global film and television industry. For more information about TAU’s Film School please click here.

Event at a Glance:

  • Date: June 9th, 2019

  • Venue: Jewish Community Centre London

  • Screening of 4 short student films

  • Vodka Shots & Sushi reception

The Movies

Film 1: The First Day of April

Director: Shauley Melamed

Guli wakes up in the middle of the night and finds her father preparing a prank for April Fool’s Day, which begins that next morning.

Starring: Alona Shauloff, Kobi Farag.

Awards and Festivals:  Best Children Short Film (STTP)

Film 2: On the Side

Director: Alma Hemmo

On their way back from the beach, two girls are stopped on the side of the road by a police officer, to check if they have been drinking.

Starring: Yaeli Rozenblit, Rimon Carmi, Amir Yerushalmi

Awards and Festivals: Haifa International Film Festival, Warsaw film festival, Cinemed-International Festival of Mediterranean Film Montpellier.

Film 3: Till Day’s End

Director: Amitai Ashkenaki

18-year-old Elai is working with his older brother at the kibbutz’s fish ponds. After he gets saved from thieves, by a kid from the nearby Arab village, he tells a lie that will come back to haunt him.

Starring: Micha Rozenkier, Yona Rozenkier, Golan Gross, Guy Zach, Saeed Dassuki.

Awards and Festivals: Best short film – Shanghai International Student Film Festival (SIFF) 2015. Best short film – Sehuschte Film Festival (Germany) 2015. Special jury mention – Leiden Film Festival, LISFE. (Holland). Clermont Ferrand Film Festival. Cameraimage. (Poland) Cinemed, Montpellier Mediteranien Film Festival. (France) Munich Kaliber 35. (Germany) Jerusalem International Film Festival (JFF) (Israel) Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival. (Israel)

Film 4: Borderline

Director: Dmitry Konoplov

Oded, a worn-out drug dealer who goes for a routine exchange of packages in the Israeli border, realizes that the person across the fence is a frustrated Palestinian soccer player, who can’t manage to pass him his package.

Starring: Ori Yaniv, Firas Nassar, Igor Shneyderman, Karin Serrouya

Awards and Festivals: Best script- 2015 Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival.

Thank you!

We are delighted you were able to attend TAU Trust’s 12th annual “Night at the Movies”, at JW3.

Our devoted thanks goes to Barak Ganor, Head of Culture at the Embassy of Israel, Danielle Lux, Managing Director of the BAFTA award-winning CPL Productions and Matthew Bradfield, who kindly donated the evening’s popular vodka.

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