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16. 11. 2020.

The joint film projects of the students of the Lodz Film School, the Sapir Collage in Sderot and the Ma'aleh School of Film and Television in Jerusalem will be shown at the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

Screenings will be held online, 19-11-2020, at 7:00 PM

"Promised Land"It's a project created in 2018 by students of Lodz Film School and Sapir Collage in Sderot. As a result of the workshops directors and cameramen made few short documentaries showing what fascinated or astonished them after they had come to Israel. Young filmmakers paid special attention to social and political poblems. Their subjects became a starting point to the reflection on idea of the Promised Land, the name of Israel and the name of the city of Lodz in the past.

"In the footsteps of…"
It's an ongoing project of Sapir Collage in Sderot and Lodz Film School. The goal of this project is the cooperation of animation students of both schools and creation of short animated etudes made with the use of different techniques. During these artistic meetings participants will use motives deriving from the art of canonic authors, whose work had a significant impact on Polish and Jewish culture. Until now four workshops took place alternately in Lodz and Sderot, in the south of Israel. Applied techniques combine traditional animation methods (cartoon, paper-cut, doll, photoanimation) with modern digital techniques (3D animation, compositing, CG special effects). Created films concern the lifework of Bruno Schulz, Stanisław Lem, Hanoch Levin and since last year poets Wisława Szymborska and Dan Pagis have also become an inspiration.

"Lodz-Jerusalem: the rhythm of two cities"
In June 2019 five students of the Directing Department of The Ma’aleh School of Film and Television in Jerusalem came to Lodz and couple of weeks later students of Lodz Film School flew to Jerusalem. The goal of this trips was to make documentaries with the leitmotiv: city as phisical space (with defined structure and spacial planning) and also city as social space, living tissue governed by its own rules, culture and norms. Students worked in the teams of two, helping each other and being guides for their partners in their own cities. 10 short documentaries were created as a result, showing the city and its inhabitants from a foreigner's perspective.

The film screenings will be followed by discussions with the film-makers and initiators of the projects.

Marcin Malatyński (Lodz Film School)
Jacek Rokosz (Lodz Film School)
Martin Rath (Lodz Film School)
Erez Pery (Sapir Collage, Sderot)
Yeal Inbar (Sapir Collage, Sderot)
Omri Levy (Ma’aleh Film and Television School, Jerusalem)

Jan Bujnowski (Lodz Film School, director of the film "The Spring", camera operator of the film "Fishermen don’t talk")
Maciej Białoruski (Lodz Film School, director of the film "Hide and Seek in a Peaceful Valley", participant of both documentary workshops)
Joanna Szlembarska (Lodz Film School, author of the animated film "Cell")
Hillel Rate (Ma’aleh Film and Television School, Jerusalem, director of the film "Boris is not crazy ")
Tamar Kharitonov (Sapir Collage, Sderot, author of the animated film "Brain tour")

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