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Soldier on the Roof was awarded Special Jury Mention at the International Competition of DocAviv, 2013.
Jewish Motifs Film Festival in Warsaw awarded the grand prize to The Flat by Arnon Goldfinger
Filmmaker Esther will be in Israel for the screening of her Soldier on the Roof as part of the official competition at DocAviv
Soldier on the Roof has just been licensed by German TV, and will be aired next month
The Flat has been licensed by Spanish TV, and will be aired next month in Spain, Andorra and Gibraltar
Penn State University recently purchased over 20 of our films for their film collection
Fringes will be screening at Bard University for a JStreet U event
No Full Stop won the Warsaw Phoenix Award at the recent Jewish Motifs Festival
Soldier on the Roof will be screening at numerous international film festivals this month including Dok.Fest Munich, Human Rights Film Festival Australia and the Krakow International Film Festival
Special Interview is screening at the Zagreb Jewish Film Festival and the Grand Rapids Jewish Film Festival later this month
Arnon Goldfinger's The Flat has been nominated for the Best Documentary Award at the prestigious LOLA German Filmprize Awards for 2013.
From Hell To Paradise will be broadcast on Channel 1 on Yom Ha'Shoah Eve on Tuesday, April 7th.
Soldier on the Roof will be taking part in both the Documentary Edge Film Festival in New Zealand and the MiddleEast Now Film Festival in Florence.
The Jerusalem Cinematheque is hosting a special program of filmmaker Igal Hecht's films including My Flag and The Hilltops on April 22nd at 8:45pm. Screening will take place in the presence of the Igal Hecht.
Close to 20 of our films have been purchased by the University of Maryland for educational and research usage.
Here I Learned to Love is opening in NYC at the Quad Cinema in the presence of filmmaker Avi Angel
The Flat will be aired in Andorra and in Gibraltar later on this month
The Vera Film Festival in Finland in screening Soldier on the Roof
The Montreal Israel Film Festival will be holding screenings of The Flat this month
Ruth Diskin will be attending the EastDok Platform in Prague this month as their guest on a panel about distribution
David will be among the films screening at the Athens Jewish Film Festival
We are proud to have just added Omer Yefman's documentary All Happy Mornings to our Catalogue
We are proud to have just added the two –time IDFA award winning film Soldier on the Roof by Esther Hertog.
The Flat will be screening at a special showcase screening of the LOLA Awards at the Berlinale this month.
NYU recently purchased 20 of our titles for their Middle Eastern Studies collection.
David is screening at the Savannah Jewish Film Festival.
The Flat was recently licensed by Polish and Spanish TV. First transmission on Polish TV: March, 2013. First transmission on Spanish TV: May, 2013.
Children Without a Shadow will have a special screening at the Belgian Embassy in London this month.
Ruth Diskin Films wishes a Happy New 2013 to all our friends and colleagues world wide.
South Korean TV will be broadcasting Lea and Daria later this month.
David is screening at the Mountain Top International Film Festival in Vermont.
Harvard University recently purchased 10 of our leading films for their collection.
Ruth Diskin is pleased to add to its selective catalogue the newly-released documentary Days of Youth by Pascal Roy and Lenoardo Cohen from Spain.
The Flat will be screening at the Brooklyn Israel Film Festival with guest speaker Prof. Geoff Cahn.
We are proud to announce that Paula Weiman-Kelman and Jonathan Lopatin's new film Fringes will have its world premiere at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival this month.
Special Interview was just licensed by Swedish TV. First transmission: October, 2013.
The Flat is screening at WatchDocs in Warsaw in the competitive section, in the presence of Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger.
Duke University has just purchased close to 20 of our latest titles for their library.
Lea and Daria was just licensed by South Korean TV. First transmission: March, 2013.
The Flat has been running theatrically in the US for two months now – and still going strong!
Who Shot My Father won the best editing award at the Syracuse International Film Festival.
Exground International Film Festival in Germany will be screening Land for The Nomads , in the presence of Filmmaker Lipika Pelham.
Lea and Daria won three prizes at the recent TV Fest Bar in Montenegro.
Pursued was just licensed by Swedish TV. First transmission: February, 2013.
The Brussels Mediterranean International Film Festival is screening Revolution 101 .
The Flat continues to go theatrically in the States. In the coming two months it will be screened in leading theaters in NY, Chicago, Pittsburg, San Francisco, Berkley, Portland, to name a few.
Movies on War Film Festival in Norway will hold a special creening of The Flat
The Flat received the Gilde-Filmpreis 2012- The German Art cinemas Guild Award for Best documentary in German cinemas this year. ! http://www.tip-berlin.de/kino-und-film/gilde-filmpreis-fur-barbara-und-liebe
The Flat will be released theatrically in the US. Opening at the IFC Film Center in NYC on October 19th and at THE LANDMARK theater in LA on October 24th.
David , Jean Wejnoon and Carrying the Light are all screening at the Religion Today film festival in Trento, Italy.
David will be showing at the Utah Film Center this month
Producer Stephanie Levy along with the star of David will be present for the screening at the Columbus Jewish Film Festival
Kafka's Last Story was licensed by an Italian Broadcaster. First transmission: January, 2013.
David will be screening this week at the Deutsches Filminstitut in Frankfurt, as part of the Frankfurt Jewish Film Festival.
The Vancouver International Film Festival will screen The Flat at the end of the month.
Eight of our films will be taking part in MEDIMED in Spain next month, and will be available for buyers and commissioning editors.
Lea and Daria will be screened at the Kiev International Film Festival later this month.
The Flat has taken a Special Jury Award at the Traverse City Film Festival. Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger has attended the Festival at the request of festival director, Michael Moore.
Portuguese TV has just licensed the mini-series History's Ultimate Nomads . First transmission: October, 2012.
EIDF, Korea's leading International Documentary Film Festival will be screening Jean Wejnoon and The Flat later this month. Moreover, Jean Wejnoon will be aired on Korean TV immediately after the Festival is over.
We recently added to our Catalogue the powerful award-winning documentary Home Movie , which was recently screened in DocAviv, and took Best Documentary Award and Best Cinematography Award.
Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger will be traveling to the Traverse City Film Festival to screen The Flat at the request of festival director, Michael Moore.
We are proud to announce our recent acquisition of David . This award winning fiction film is a powerful story of isolation and friendship in multi-ethnic New York.
The Australia Israel Film Festival will be screening When Israel Went Out later this month
Iraq N' Roll just won best documentary for the section 'In Med.doc' at the Sole Luna Film Festival in Italy
The Flat will be having its West Coast premiere at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
We recently added to our Catalogue the powerful documentary Pursued , which was recently screened in DocAviv.
Loving Sophia has won a prize a the XXVI Pärnu Int. Documentary Film Festival for best vision on body and soul
Ruth Diskin Films is proud to add to its selective Catalogue the Award Winning Film of DocAviv, 2012 - HOME MOVIE by Filmmaker Reuven Brodsky, as well as winner of the Best Cinematography Award.
We are pleased to announce another prize for The Flat which just won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award at the 52nd Krakow International Film Festival, closed on June 3rd in Poland.
Here I Learned to Love has been selected for the Official Competition of the Shanghai TV Festival, which opens in Mid June in China.
The Flat will be the opening film of the Berlin Jewish Film Festival, and will go theatrically in Germany in 25 theatres as of Mid June, including theatres in: Hamburg, Munchen, Köln, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Frieburg, to name a few.
Here I Learned to Love will be screening in Paris at the Memorial de la Shoah Museum in June, as part of a special exhibition about Children in the Holocaust.
Ruth Diskin Films is proud to announce that Palestine in the South by Ana Maria Hurtado has won First Prize in the New Horizons Section at the Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival, Doha.
Iraq N' Roll by Gili Gaon just won the special Ger Orchestra Award at the Jewish Motifs Film Festival in Warsaw.
Filmmaker Eli Tal El will be present in the screenings of his film The Name My Mother Gave Me at the Addis Ababa International Film Festival, which opens tomorrow.
The Flat is the opening film of the Dok Munich Film Festival, which starts on May 2nd. Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger will attend the Screening.
Snagfilms.com has recently launched a channel for Ruth Diskin Films with some 20 carefully depicted titles from our Catalogue, including: Eyes Wide Open , The Name My Mother Gave Me , These Are My Names , Jubanos: Jews of Cuba and Enta Omri . The Films are available online for North American viewers only. Please enjoy this marvelous viewing tool.
Yad Va'Shem Visual Center has just acquired educational rights of some 20 films, including: Kafka's Last Story , From Hell To Paradise , Who Killed Walter Benjamin , Salonika, City of Silence , Ingelore , to name a few.
Kafka's Last Story will be screening at the Jacob Burns Film Center on May 1st.
Auf Wiedersehen - Till We Meet Again will have its Danish premiere at the Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival at the end of May.
The Flat will be taking part in the international competition at the Krakow Film Festival in Poland
The Flat has taken the Best Editing Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, closed last night. Kudos to editor Tali Halter, as well as to the Director Arnon Goldfinger, Co-Producer Thomas Kufus, and the rest of the Team. For further info, check: http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/war-witch-wavumba-una-noche-clean-up-at-2012-tribeca-film-festival-awards#
Ruth Diskin is proud to add to its selective catalogue the wonderful new film Lea and Daria by Filmmaker Branko Ivanda from Croatia.
The Flat will be the opening film of Munich Documentary Film Festival, to take place next month.
The Flat has been selected for the Competitive Section of Krakow International Film Festival, which takes place in June, 2012.
The Flat is one of 5 films taking part in the Documentary Competition at the Minneapolis Film Festival this month
Filmmaker Ohad Itach ( Loving Sophia ) will be on the jury of the Mediawave Film Festival in Hungary.
Children Without a Shadow will have its American Premiere at The Fifth Avenue Synagogue in NYC on April 24 n the presence of film subject Prof. Shaul Harel and the Consul General of Belgium in New York, as well a special showing at the Cooper Union College on April 29.
We're thrilled to announce that The Flat by Arnon Goldfinger has been selected for the Tribeca International Film Festival – Official Competition. The Festival takes place next month, and Filmmaker Goldfinger will be present in the Screenings. http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/flat-film42535.html#.T3ATUNW-2kQ
Ruth Diskin Films is proud to add to its selective catalogue the award-winning documentary The Flat by Arnon Goldfinger.
Kafka's Last Story was just licensed by Spanish TV. First transmission: June, 2012.
Ruth Diskin will serve on the jury of Visions du Reel Film Festival, to take place in Nyon next month - www.visionsdureel.ch
Filmmaker Shem Shemy will be in NYC for two screening of his film Por El Flamenco ; one at the IARPP Conference and the other at the Centro Espanol, both will take place in the beginning of March, 2012.
The Seattle Jewish Film Festival is showing Iraq N' Roll on March 15.
French TV just licensed The Volunteers . First transmission: June, 2012.
The Human Turbine has been selected for the Paris Environmental Film Festival FIFE that is taking place in Paris next week. Mrs. ERELLA DUNAYEVSKY, one of the main protagonists of the film will be a guest of the festival.
The Denver Jewish Film Festival is screening The Human Turbine later this month.
Director Gili Gaon will be in New York to attend the New York Jewish Film Festival where her film Iraq N' Roll will be screening twice at the Lincoln Center.
Palestine in the South has been licensed by ARTE. First transmission: June, 2012.
Ruth Diskin Films is proud to add to its selective catalogue the newly-released mini-series: History's Ultimate Nomads , by Shaul Kesslassi.
15 of our latest films were just purchased by the library at Harvard University.
Ruth Diskin to attend the Berlinale and the EFM next month.
Our titles will be shown in no less than 30 Jewish Film Festivals taking place in the next three months, amongst: NY JFF, Seattle JFF, Maine JFF, Minneapolis JFF, East Bay JFF, NY Sephardic FF, Denver JFF, Detroit JFF to name a few.
Ruth Diskin is proud to add to its selective catalogue the following new titles: Palestine in the South by a Chilean Filmmaker, Here I Learned to Love by an Israeli Filmmaker and Carrying the Light by a British Filmmaker.
Deadly Honour was just licensed by Belgian TV. First transmission: December, 2011.
Who Shot My Father : The Story of Joe Allon to have its US Premiere at the Washington Jewish Film Festival on December 6, 2011. Screening will take place in the presence of Filmmaker Liora Barmatz and Joe Allon's two daughters.
Iraq N' Roll to have its NY Premiere at the New York Jewish Film Festival on January, 2012.
The Human Turbine is one of four films selected to compete in the Mediterranean Challenges section at CMCA - Mediterranean Center for Audiovisual Communication in Marseilles this month.
Ruth Diskin will be attending IDFA's Docs For Sale, with seven of our latest titles: Concrete , Here I Learned to Love , The Hilltops , Kafka's Last Story , Iraq N' Roll , Palestine in the South and Who Shot My Father .
Kafka's Last Story won the Best Author's Approach Award at the Montenegro TV Festival last week.
Filmmakers Doron Tsabri and Ori Inbar will be attending the Screening of their film Revolution 101 , which will open the Israeli Season at the Luxembourg Cinematheque on November 15, 2011.
I Was There in Color was just licensed by French TV. First transmission: January, 2012
Filmmaker Lipika Pelham will be attending the screening of her film Deadly Honour at the Festival des Libertes, to take place in Brussels later this month.
The Fire Within is taking part in the Australian Jewish Film Festival in Sydney and Melbourne .
Concrete , by Nurit Kedar will be taking part in the Exground Film Festival, in Weisbaden Germany
Por El Flamenco to be screened at Caja Granada de Memorial Andalusia on October 24th, 2011, in the presence of Director Shem Shemy.
Oy Mama was just license by Polish TV. First transmission: January, 2012.
Concrete was pre-bought by CBC Radio Canada. First transmission: November, 2011.
Por El Flamenco has been selected for the Competitive Section of the Marbella Film Festival, to take place later this month in Spain. Co-producer Ilan Kirmayer will attend the Screening and hold a Q & A following it. For further information, check: http://www.marbellafilmfestival.com/index.php/en/doco2011.html
Duke University Library has purchased the entire series Culture Heroes .
Loving Sophia will be taking part in the VERZIO International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival next month in Budapest
Very pleased to announce that Revolution 101 won the first prize as well as a money-prize at The Mediterranean Film Festival in Široki Brijeg, Bosnia , closed last night.
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. just acquired 20 of our carefully selected Holocaust titles, amongst: Auf Wiedersehen - Till We Meet Again , The Woman from Sarajevo and The Last Fighters .
DOK Leipzig will have the international premiere of Kafka's Last Story in October, 2011.
Lipika Pelham's documentary Deadly Honour was selected for the Festival des Libertés in Belgium , to take place in November in Brussels.
Iraq N' Roll will be screening at the Vermont International Film Festival in October .
We are proud to introduce a new film which recently screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival: Iraq N' Roll . This is a moving documentary about one musician and his family's deep roots in music. A beautiful illustration of the link between music, identity and ethnic heritage in Israeli society.
Ingelore was licensed by Swedish TV. First transmission: January, 2012.
Estonian TV has licensed Daddy's Girls . First transmission: September, 2011
Loving Sophia has been selected for the Official Competition at DOCSDF in Mexico City as part of the Best Documentary made for TV section.
Revolution 101 will be taking part in the 12th Mediterranean Film Festival in Bosnia-Herzegovina this month
Worst Company in the World in the World will be screening at the Israeli Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil .
The Hilltops will be aired on CBC's Documentary Channel of Canada on July 17, 2011.
Ruth Diskin Films is proud to represent yet another excellent title by acclaimed Filmmaker Nurit Kedar, entitled Concrete . This title joins Nurit's former titles that we are representing: One Shot , Chronicle of a Kidnap , Wasted , Hanuszka and more.
Hong Kong public broadcaster just licensed Revolution 101 . First transmission: August, 2011.
The Human Turbine has been selected for two film festivals to take place in Italy next month: Sole Luna and Ischia Film Festival.
Swiss TV licensed Daddy's Girls . First transmission: September, 2011.
Por El Flamenco and Daddy's Girls have been selected for the Competitive Section at the Parnu International Film Festival, to take place in Estonia as of July 4th, 2011. For further information, check: http://www.chaplin.ee/filmfestival/ff-kataloog2011_web.pdf
Loving Sophia has taken the Best Documentary Award at the Mediawave International Film Festival, closed last night in Hungary.
Homecoming will have its US Premiere at the Gold Coast International Film Festival. Filmmaker Noa Maiman to attend the Screenings.
Director Ohad Itach to attend Mediawave International Film Festival in Hungary, where his film - Loving Sophia will be part of the International Competition.
Ingelore by Frank Stiefel has taken the Best Film Award at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival closed last night, as well as a money-prize of 5000 USD.
Ruth Diskin will attend INPUT Conference in South Korea, to open next week. Ruth will present Revolution 101 , which was selected along with two other projects from Israel. The Screening will be followed by a discussion about the role of public broadcasting.
6 of our Films have been selected for the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, to open on May 7th. The titles are as follows: Ingelore , I Was There in Color , Jubanos: Jews of Cuba , The Human Turbine , Kleine Miriaml and Sliding Flora . Filmmaker Frank Stiefel and the main Protagonist - Mrs. Ingelore Honigstein will attend the Screening of Ingelore ; Filmmaker Avishai Kfir will attend the Screening of I Was There in Color .
Swiss TV just licensed Daddy's Girls . First transmission: September, 2011.
Kafka's Last Story was just bought by Polish TV. First transmission: September, 2011.
Ida's Dance Club has been licensed by Swedish TV, and will be aired in May, 2011.
Filmmaker Ohad Itach to attend the Screening of his documentary Loving Sophia at the Moscow Int'l Detective Film Festival, to take place in the end of this month in Russia.
Filmmaker Doron Tsabari to attend the Screening of Revolution 101 at Planete Doc Film Festival, to take place in Warsaw next month.
Por El Flamenco has been selected for the NY Independent Film Festival, to take place in April, 2011. Director of Photography, Guy Assal, to attend the Screening.
Must-seen documentary Ingelore has received the President’s Choice Award at the Shreveport Jewish Film Festival.
Our leading titles in DVD sales for home use only are: Leap of Faith , Jubanos: Jews of Cuba , The Fire Within and The Beetle . Come join many others who are the proud owners of these unique documentaries.
We are proud to add to our catalogue the terrific 12 part series Cultural Heroes . Please take a moment to learn more about the richness of Israeli culture – from Zubin Mehta to Amos Gitai.
Revolution 101 has been selected for three major festivals in the upcoming months. We are pleased to announce that the film will be presented at the INPUT Conference in Seoul South Korea, at the Istanbul International Film Festival and at Planete Doc in Warsaw
Loving Sophia will be screened at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto Canada on March 18, 2011
The Wisconsin Film Festival will be screening The Worst Company in the World at the beginning of April
Ida's Dance Club will be taking part in the Filmmor Film Festival, Istanbul Turkey. Filmmaker Dalit Kimor to attend.
Ingelore was just licensed by HBO. It will premiere on Mothers Day May 8th, 2011.
A terrific article about filmmaker Uri Rosenwaks and his two films The Film Class and Back and Forth is in the current issue of the Jerusalem Report. To read the full article please follow this link: http://www.backandforthmovie.
Por El Flamenco has been accepted to the main competition section of the Cape Winelands Film Festival , to take place in South Africa during March 2011.
Our titles will be shown in no less than 30 Jewish Film Festivals taking place in the next three months, amongst: Atlanta JFF, San Diego JFF, Seattle JFF, Austin JFF, Santa Barbara JFF, Contra Costa JFF, Westchester JFF, Maine JFF, Denver JFF to name a few.