“Orchestra.” a film dealing with the creation of the Beersheba Soviet Jewish immigrants orchestra, won the Gold Medal at the end of the week-long first World Jewish Film and Television Festival which ended here last night. The film was directed by Eli Cohen and produced by the Ministry of Absorption. The Silver Medal was awarded to the film, “Genocide,” from Jeremy Isaacs series. “World at War.” The Bronze Medal was given to the film. “To Stand On One’s Feet.” which depicted the rehabilitation of a wounded Israeli soldier.
Honorable mention was given to Israel, television’s “Scrolls From the Son of a Star.” to BBC’s “The Evacuees,” and to Israel Film Service’s “To Be A Jew In An Arab Land.” President Ephraim Katzir bestowed the prizes for the films selected by an international jury of leading film makers. Fifty entries from 15 countries had been selected.
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