Thursday, August 9, 2012

Israeli docs dominate Traverse City Film Festival

Two Israeli documentaries won awards at the Traverse City Film Festival in Michigan this past week. The festival, now in its eighth year, was founded by renowned documentary filmmaker Michael Moore.

The film "5 Broken Cameras," an Israeli-Palestinian co-production by directors Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat won best picture, and "The Flat" by Arnon Goldfinger (pictured left with Michael Moore) won the Special Jury Prize for a Foreign Film.

Both films have been receiving a lot of praise in recent months, and the North American rights to "The Flat" were just picked up by Sundance Selects. The documentary is set to be released in the States this October.

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