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Join us at the 24th  co-production pitching forum to preview Israel’s most promising docs-in-the-making on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 

13 outstanding, handpicked projects presented to 50 industry-leading decision-makers, including commissioning editors, investors, agents, and producers. 

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Close Enconters

One-on-one meetings between Israeli filmmakers and leading international decision-makers –including commissioning editors, producers, and investors – in order to open up new funding channels and co-production opportunities. 

The Close Encounters track is designed for projects at various stages of development – both those that aren’t ready for public pitching, and those that have been pitched before and aren’t completed yet. 

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Rough Cut

7 high-profile documentaries at the rough-cut stage will be exclusively featured on the DocuShuk platform for screening to commissioning editors, distributors, buyers, and other market professionals seeking to acquire films.  

This year, for the first time, each team will have the chance to present their project in person during a 30-minute sneak-peek session, in order to generate creative, constructive discussion with the market guests, and to help the filmmakers break into international markets and promote sales. 

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Student Lab

CoPro has selected seven student projects for its prestigious Student Lab track, which was created in collaboration with The New Fund for Cinema and Television.  

At Student Lab, the young filmmakers take part in several workshops that familiarize newcomers with international standards.  

The track’s crowning event is the Student Pitching Forum, where industry decision-makers get to scout for young Israeli documentary talent, and filmmakers get to gauge their work’s international marketing potential. 

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Completed Films

Best releases including a selection of the most vibrant Israeli documentaries of 2021-2022. Our completed film selection offers the finest films from Israel, and direct contact with Israeli filmmakers and distributors.  

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DocuShuk showcases and offers year-round access to the latest and best releases from the vibrant Israeli documentary industry. 

The platform allows international buyers and programmers to stay updated, find and screen the finest films from Israel, and directly contact Israeli filmmakers and distributors. 

DocuShuk features secure access to the biggest catalog of Israeli completed films, with exclusive full screeners, as well as selected in development projects that participate in our CoPro Market and seek production partners. With DocuShuk, you can meet our filmmakers online, tap into up-and-coming projects, and use our online screening platform year-round, from anywhere in the world, on any device. 

We’ve created DocuShuk as a tool for sharing the stories that unite us. As an NGO, CoPro passionately believes in the role of culture and film in advancing mankind, and in visual media and storytelling as the best way to reach hearts and minds. 

With over 1000 users and a catalog of over 100 films, DocuShuk is vitally necessary in today’s shifting online global market. In times like these, we encourage you more than ever to stay in touch and find the latest and best Israeli films, all online. 

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Maintaining Orna Yarmut’s Legacy   

Orna Yarmut (1956-2018) founded and established the CoPro Foundation in 1999, serving as its executive director until her tragic death in 2018. One of the leading lights of Israel’s documentary film industry, Orna led the foundation with endless devotion and generosity, striving tirelessly to realize her vision of placing the Israeli industry on the world stage. 

Since producing the first CoPro Market 23 years ago, CoPro has gained a stellar reputation for financial and artistic achievement. The foundation’s efforts have revolutionized the scope of international co-productions of Israeli documentaries, and boosted sales abroad.  

Orna fostered countless global partnerships, gaining significant attention for Israeli documentaries, and initiating numerous high-profile, award-winning international productions. Thanks to her work and the strides made by the Israeli film industry with CoPro’s help, the foundation is now an influential part of the film ecosystem both in Israel and worldwide. 

We at CoPro are committed to carrying on Orna’s legacy with the same passion and drive that she brought to promoting Israeli creation. 

Staff

In loving memory of Orna Yarmut Founding Director

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Pnina Halfon Lang

Executive Director

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Anat Nattel

Content Editor

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Tal Dorot

Operations and Finance Manager

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Adi Navon

CoPro Market Producer

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Nilly Kalmar

Industry & Projects Manager

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Justyna Gawelko

International Relations & Guests Coordinator

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Rona Cohen

Tracks Coordinator

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Boaz Benbenishty

Line Producer

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Hanan Brandes

Marketing Manager

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Shir Zirin

Intern - Production Assistant

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Lotta Schmelzer

Intern - Guests Department

Lang Studio

DocuShuk Site Design

Yaron Shagal-Olin

DocuShuk Developer

Ami Rosenbaum

Graphic Design

Noam Alcalay

Catalogue Design

Adam Segal - The 2050 Group

Public Relations

Yoninah Segal - The 2050 Group

Public Relations

Andry Herscovic CPA and Y.M. Segal & Partners LTD

Auditing and Bookkeeping

Shay Dayan

Website Support

Board Members

Dan Lahat Adv. | Chairman

Phillipe J. Weil

Michal Dekel Malinovitch Adv.

Michal Rafaeli Kaduri

Smadar Timor

Yona Wiesenthal

Vivian Rakiv 

CoPro wouldn’t be possible without all of your support, THANK YOU.

 

ISRAEL FILM COUNCIL
Chili Tropper Minister of Culture and Sport | State of Israel
Eyal Boers Chairman of the Israeli Film Council
Sigal Davidyan Head of Film Department & Film Council

 

ISRAELI MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Nurit Tinari Culture relations, Head of Bureau
Anat Gilad Head of Arts Department, Cultural Diplomacy Bureau
Yair Nevo Film Department, Cultural Diplomacy Bureau
Pnina El-Al Director Culture, Education and Academic Cooperation dept. Cultural Diplomacy Bureau

 

TEL AVIV-YAFO MUNICIPALITY
Ron Huldai Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo
Tzipi Brand Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv- Yafo
Sari Israeli Head of Events & Ceremonies
Tzlilit ben Nevat Head of Culture and Arts Department

 

THE NEW FUND FOR CINEMA AND TELEVISION
Dorit Inbar Executive Director
Orel Turner Production Manager
Ron Goldman Artistic Director

 

GESHER MULTICULTURAL FILM FUND
Ziv Nave Director
Yael Yakirevich Assistant to the Director and head of Student Section

 

NEW ISRAEL FUND
Libby Lenkinski VP for Public Engagement

 

HSCC – CHANNEL 8
Rinat Klein CEO
Dorit Hessel Head of Productions

 

YES DOCU
Guy Lavie Head of Yes Docu
Liz Shrem Producer

 

GOETHE INSTITUTE
Dr. Carola Dürr Director
Yael Goldman Cultural Department

 

THE FRENCH INSTITUTE
Yael Baruch Cultural and Audiovisual Project Manager
Emma Schicker Audiovisual Attachée

 

SIPUR
Emilio Schenker, CEO
Dana Lerner, VP of Israeli Affairs
Ariel Weisbrod, Content Development Executive
Ron Auerbach, Project Manager

 

CINEPHIL
Olivier Tournaud Managing Director

 

GO2FILMS
Hedva Goldschmidt Managing Director

 

CURRENT TV
Kenan Aliyev Executive Editor
Natalia Arshavskaya Commission Editor

 

THE GOTHAM
Milton Tabbot, Senior Director, Programming

 

DOK LEIPZIG- INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATION FILM
Nadja Tennstedt Director of DOK Industry

 

FIPADOC – INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL BIARRITZ
Christine Camdessus Managing and Artistic Director
Bastien Gauclère Head of Industry Days

 

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Yianna Sarri Head of Agora

 

MEDIMED -THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN DOCUMENTARY MARKET
Sergi Doladé Director

 

MIA MARKET
Marco Spagnoli, Head of Unscripted Division and Animation Activities
Ben Pace, Unscripted Senior Coordinator

 

VISION DEL MONDO
Francesco Bizzarri Founding Director

 

T-PORT
Niv Fux Founder & Managing Director
Amos Geva International Manager

 

THE ISRAELI TV AND FILM PRPDUCERS ASSOCIATION
Tzvika Gotlib CEO
Arik Bernstein Board Member

 

THE ISRAELI DOCUMENTARY FORUM
Hagit Ben Yaacov – Chairman of the Forum
Oriana Weich CEO
Noga Chevion Project Manager

 

DOCAVIV
Galia Bador Director
Karin Rywkind Segal Artistic Director
Yoki Sahul Executive Producer
Moran Arzi Line Producer

 

TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Michal Haggiag & Chen Shmueli Directors

 

ATLAS HOTELS
Ayelet Giat, Clients Manager

 

ZOA HOUSE
Naama Lugashi Clients & Events Manager

 

MAZEH9
Lior Shott Acting Director
Iftach Illouz Content Coordinator
Avishai Shapira Youngsters Unit Manager

 

Adv. Dror Nahum
Anna Somershaf
Alex Zsalat
Ami Rosenbaum
Barak Heymann
Björn Jensen
Dan Lahat
Danna Stern
Hilla Medalia
Iikka Vehkalahti
Karolina Lidin
Lior Shasson
Liran Atzmor
Margje de Koning
Maya Zinstein
Michal Dekel Malinovitch
Michal Rafaeli Kaduri
Mor Loushy
Noam Pinchas
Noga Zivan
Noit Geva
Paul Pauwels
Philippe Weil
Rachel Lea Jones
Roni & Maayan Cohen
Ronit Reichman
Shay Gabso
Shir Zirin
Shai Dayan
Smadar Timor
Tal Barda
Udi Nir
Vivian Rakiv
Yaron Shagal
Yehuda & Ronit Yarmut
Yeshai Lang
Yona Wiesenthal
Yonathan Nir
Yulie Cohen

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