The Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust Film Prize Screening in Jerusalem

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The Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust Film Prize Screening in Jerusalem – Highlighting Jerusalem's Thriving Film Education Scene

 

The success and potential of film education in Jerusalem was apparent last month at the Jerusalem Cinematheque where a special screening took place of short films created by students of Jerusalem's film schools. The eight short films screened were the winning entries of the Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust Student Film Prize, awarded by the Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust and the Jerusalem Foundation every year since 2011 to two students selected from a pool of candidates from Jerusalem's leading film schools. The films covered a broad range of human emotions, addressing subjects such as grief, parent-child relationships and Jerusalem, and eliciting strong emotions from members of the audience.

 

In addition to receiving a monetary prize, The Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust Film Prize invites winning students, selected by a jury of film professionals, to present their films at the Israeli Film Festival in Montreal and several other festivals in Canada, an exciting and formative experience for young filmmakers who are at the beginning phases of their careers.

 

The winners are selected from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design; the Ma'aleh School of Television, Film & the Arts; the Musrara- Naggar School of Photography, Media, New Music, Visual Communication and Phototherapy and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

 

The Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust is a UK-based charitable trust founded in 1962 by businessman Sir Jack Lyons to provide funding for various cultural, educational and social welfare projects primarily in the UK and Israel. The Jerusalem Foundation was honored to have David Lyons, Chairman of the Trustees of the Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust, present at the screening. Mr. Lyons addressed the award recipients, their families and other members of the audience, describing his father's abiding love for Israel and support for the arts, with a special interest in music and filmmaking.

 

A DVD compilation of the films was created in honor of the occasion and a festive cocktail event took place at the end of the screening.

 

The Jerusalem Foundation is grateful to the Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust for their contribution to young emerging artists in Jerusalem and looks forward to cooperating on future projects that enhance the local artistic scene.