2013 Award

Villages of the Absent

Omar and Ola Shami / Lebanon, 2013

Villages of the Absent - Omar & Ola Shami

This poetic documentary depicts the slow passage of time in Ain Bal, a village inhabited by a small population of elderly people, of whom include a mute lady and a schizophrenic man. This is a village drowning in memories of its livelier past. 


Journey of a Super Hero

Elad Rath / Israel, 2013

Michael Netzer was one of the leading comic book artists in the USA. Today, he lives in Israel's West Bank, convinced he is a messenger of the Apocalypse. Michael is set on a journey that starts in Israel and continues into the comics conventions of America - on a mission to confront the comic establishment that excommunicated him and to save the world!