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.
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.
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.
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 2021-2022. 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
CoPro Market Producer
Industry & Projects Manager
International Relations & Guests Coordinator
Intern - Production Assistant
Intern - Guests Department
DocuShuk Site Design
Adam Segal - The 2050 Group
Yoninah Segal - The 2050 Group
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
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
Guy Lavie Head of Yes Docu
Liz Shrem Producer
Dr. Carola Dürr Director
Yael Goldman Cultural Department
THE FRENCH INSTITUTE
Yael Baruch Cultural and Audiovisual Project Manager
Emma Schicker Audiovisual Attachée
Emilio Schenker, CEO
Dana Lerner, VP of Israeli Affairs
Ariel Weisbrod, Content Development Executive
Ron Auerbach, Project Manager
Olivier Tournaud Managing Director
Hedva Goldschmidt Managing Director
Kenan Aliyev Executive Editor
Natalia Arshavskaya Commission Editor
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
Marco Spagnoli, Head of Unscripted Division and Animation Activities
Ben Pace, Unscripted Senior Coordinator
VISION DEL MONDO
Francesco Bizzarri Founding Director
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
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
Ayelet Giat, Clients Manager
Naama Lugashi Clients & Events Manager
Lior Shott Acting Director
Iftach Illouz Content Coordinator
Avishai Shapira Youngsters Unit Manager
Adv. Dror Nahum
Margje de Koning
Michal Dekel Malinovitch
Michal Rafaeli Kaduri
Rachel Lea Jones
Roni & Maayan Cohen
Yehuda & Ronit Yarmut