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Join us at the 23rd co-production pitching forum to preview Israel’s most promising docs-in-the-making on Monday, May 31, 2021 

1outstanding, 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

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. 

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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 2020-2021. 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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Maya Yavin

Producer

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Justyna Gawelko

Guests Coordinator

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Iara Schteimberg

Line Producer

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Shir Nevo

Marketing Manager

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Ira Rodivilina

Intern

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Tal Dorot

Production Assistant

Yael Timerman

Tracks Coordinator

Sivan Shlak

Operations and Finance Manager

Yeshai Lang - Lang Studios

DocuShuk Site Design

Yaron Shagal-Olin

DocuShuk Developer

Ami Rosenbaum

Graphic Design

Liat Barkai - BarleyStudios

Catalogue Design

Dorit Hordi

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

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

MIFAL HAPAYIS

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

YES DOCU 

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

THE GOTHAM

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

T-PORT

Niv Fux Founder & Managing Director

Amos Geva International Manager

Adv. Dror Nahum

Alex Zsalat 

Adv. Dan Lahat

Daniel Sivan

Dorit Hordi 

Gitte Schnyder

Hilla Medalia

Iikka Vehkalahti

Karolina Lidin

Liran Atzmor 

Adv. Michal Dekel Malinovitch

Michal Rafaeli Kaduri

Mika Timor

Noam Pinchas

Noit Geva

Philippe Weil 

Rachel Lea Jones

Roni & Maayan Cohen 

Ronit Reichman

Sagie Aaron

Shai Dayan

Sinai Abt

Smadar Timor

Tamar Tal

Tina Leeb

Yaron Shagal

Yehuda & Ronit Yarmut

Yeshai Lang 

Yona Wiesenthal 

Yulie Cohen

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