Last updated September 23rd 2014


It’s been an exciting evening, with several excellent films contending for the Israeli Academy of Film and Television Ophir Awards. The winners have just been announced: Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem has been chosen this year’s Best Feature, and will represent Israel in the running for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. Ronit Elkabetz, co-writer/director and star of Gett, called it “a victory of the spirit for thousands of women who are denied a gett (Jewish divorce decree).” There is so much more to say about these films, but for now, here are the winners:

Best Feature Film
Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem – produced by Shlomi Elkabetz

Best Director & Best Screenplay
Talya Lavie – Zero Motivation

Best Actor
Zeev Revah – The Farewell Party

Best Actress
Dana Ivgy – Zero Motivation

Best Supporting Actor
Sasson Gabai – Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Best Supporting Actress
Dana Ivgy – Next to Her

Best Documentary (over 60 min)
The Green Prince

Best Documentary (under 60 min)
Kofer Nefesh

Best Cinematography
Tovi Hochstein – The Farewell Party

Best Editing
Arik Lahav Leibovich – Zero Motivation

Best Casting
Orit Azoulay – Zero Motivation

Best Art Design
Avi Avivi – Yona

Best Costume Design
Inbal Dor and Michal Rosenthal – Yona

Best Make-up
Orly Ronen – The Farewell Party

Best Original Music
Ran Bagno – Zero Motivation

Best Soundtrack
Aviv Aldema – The Farewell Party