Join us at the 23rd co-production pitching forum to preview Israel’s most promising docs-in-the-making on Monday, May 31, 2021.
12 outstanding, handpicked projects presented to 50 industry-leading decision-makers, including commissioning editors, investors, agents, and producers.
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.
9 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.
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.
Best releases including a selection of the most vibrant Israeli documentaries of 2020-2021. Our completed film selection offers the finest films from Israel, and direct contact with Israeli filmmakers and distributors.
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.
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.
In loving memory of Orna Yarmut Founding Director
Pnina Halfon Lang
Operations and Finance Manager
Yeshai Lang - Lang Studios
DocuShuk Site Design
Liat Barkai - BarleyStudios
Andry Herscovic CPA and Y.M. Segal & Partners LTD
Auditing and Bookkeeping
Dan Lahat Adv. | Chairman
Phillipe J. Weil
Michal Dekel Malinovitch Adv.
Michal Rafaeli Kaduri
ISRAEL FILM COUNCIL
Chili Tropper Minister of Culture and Sport | State of Israel
Eyal Boers Chairman of the Israeli Film Council
Eti Cohen Head of Film Department & Film Council
ISRAELI MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Yair Nevo Film & Television Section | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Daniel Szuz Director of Film & TV in North America | Israel Office of Cultural Affairs | Consulate General of Israel in New York
Tchelet Semel Director of Cultural Affairs | Consulate General of Israel | Los Angeles
Pnina El-Al Director Culture | Education and Academic Cooperation dept. Cultural Diplomacy Bureau
Dolin Melnick Head of Culture and Arts Council
Noa Bachar Project Manager
Dafna Eitan Project Manager
THE NEW FUND FOR CINEMA AND TELEVISION
Dorit Inbar Executive Director
Orel Turner Production Manager
Ron Goldman Artistic Director
Maytal Krupnik Student Film Department Coordinator and Office Coordinator
Irit Shimrat Director of International Relations and Woman Films Program Director
HSCC – CHANNEL 8
Rinat Klein CEO
Edit Pinkas VP Acquisitions
Dorit Hessel Head of Productions
KAN – ISRAEL PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Gili Gaon Head of Documentary
Sivan Arbel Documentary department
Guy Lavie Head of yesdocu
Liz Shrem Producer
Danna Stern Managing Director at yesStudios
TEL AVIV-YAFO MUNICIPALITY
Ron Huldai Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo
Tzipi Brand Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv- Yafo
Shari Israeli Head of Events & Ceremonies
Giyora Yahalom Director of the Tel Aviv municipality department of cultural affairs
Tzlilit ben Nevat Head of Culture and Arts Department
TEL AVIV CINEMATEQUE
Dana Morag Artistic Director
Smadar Bracha Marketing Manager
THE ISRAELI DOCUMENTARY FORUM
Hagit Ben Yaacov Chairwoman of the Forum
Anat Mozes CEO
Noga Chevion Project Manager
THE ISRAELI PRODUCERS ASSOSIATION
Tzvika Gottlib CEO
Arik Bernstein Board Member
Adar Shafran Chairman
AGDOK AND GERMAN FILMS
Simona Baumann Managing Director
Bjorn Jensen Managing Director Ginger Foot Films
THE FRENCH INSITITE
Stéphanie Rabourdin Audiovisual Attaché | French Embassy in Israel
Anne-Solenne Lea Cultural and Audiovisual Program Officer | French Embassy in Israel
Milton Tabbot Senior Director, Programming
DOK LEIPZIG- INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATION FILM
Ulrike Schmidt DOK Co-Pro Market Coordinator
Roland Loebner Coordinator DOK Film Market
FIPADOC – INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL BIARRITZ
Christine Camdessus Managing and Artistic Director
CATAPULT FILM FUND
Megan Gelstein Senior Program Director
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Yianna Sarri Head of Agora
MEDIMED -THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN DOCUMENTARY MARKET
Sergi Doladé Director
DAE – DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION OF EUROPE
Brigid O’Shea Founder
MIA | Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo
Marco Spagnoli Head of Unscripted Division and Animation Activities
GESHER MULTICULTURAL FILM FUND
Ziv Nave Director
Yael Yakirevich Assistant to the Director and head of Student Section
Niv Fux Founder & Managing Director
Amos Geva International Manager
Adv. Dror Nahum
Adv. Dan Lahat
Adv. Michal Dekel Malinovitch
Michal Rafaeli Kaduri
Rachel Lea Jones
Roni & Maayan Cohen
Yehuda & Ronit Yarmut