BEST FILM AWARD AT DOCAVIV FILM FESTIVAL
The winner was a story movingly and sensitively told, which managed to combine a strong sense of comedy with powerful insight. It managed to combine the strengths of its characters with a strong story, and noticeably entranced its audience.
TALENT DOVE OF THE MEDIA FOUNDATION OF THE SPARKASSE LEIPZIG
FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENTARY FILM TALENT
This is an intimate film that celebrates the individual in all his richness and complexity. Director Tamar manages to share the most beautiful moments of bonding between grandmother Miriam and her grandson Ben Weissenstein with the audience. The film also shows that a positive approach to life, understanding, forgivess, empathy and a sense of humor are things that keep us alive and let us overcome even the most tragic moments.
ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL IN PRAGUE, CZECH- STUDENT JURY AWARD:
“The film presents several important subjects, including a look at everyday life in Israel, which we had previously known only in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At the same time, it reveals the life of senior citizens and awakens our interest in the older people around us,” the jury said.
Best Short Documentary-"Life in Stills" is a beautifully crafted and uplifting film about the rugged and warm relationship between an old businesswoman in Tel Aviv and her grandson who struggle to keep their photographic shop going. In intimate, lovingly-framed images we discover a painful family history and understand that humor and strong determination can help you to survive the greatest hardships.