Last updated September 23rd 2014

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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