Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust Prize winning films to be screened in Canada

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Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust Prize winning films to be screened in Canada

Film is a medium that gives voice to different languages, communities, and cultures. Jerusalem is a city brimming with different voices, an ancient source of inspiration, as well as a modern, vibrant metropolis. The Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust Film Prize, entering its 7th year, is helping to transform the city into a film hub by nurturing the city’s young film talent.

The Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust Film Prize supports Jerusalem’s emerging artists and sends them to Canada to help them begin their professional careers through a series of encounters with leading professionals from the Canadian film industry, as well as the opportunity to screen their films in front of large audiences.

By nurturing Jerusalem’s next generation of film-makers, the prize helps turn Jerusalem into a global center for film production, fostering its creative economy and laying the foundations for Jerusalem’s future.

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The 2017 prize winners: Alex Klexber, was born in Ukraine and emigrated to Israel as a small child; he is currently studying Jerusalem, at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. His winning film, “Hayarkon Street”, explores the street where he grew up; Shadi Habib Allah, born in Nazareth, and studied in Jordan before becoming a student in Jerusalem at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School. His film, “the Fifth Season”, focuses on a creative writing teacher in Ramallah. Both winners had their films accepted to the 2017 Toronto Jewish Film Festival, where they will be screened as part of the Festival program. The films will also be screened in Vancouver in partnership with the Vancouver Jewish Film Centre.

The schedule of screenings with Q&A are as follows:
May 8:
Vancouver, 7:00pm, Beth Israel Synagogue
May 9:
Toronto, 8:30 pm, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk
May 11:
Toronto, 8:30 pm, Innis Town Hall