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Israel’s CoPro market reveals initial slate of doc projects

The Tel Aviv-headquartered CoPro market, designed to bring Israeli documentary projects to the attention of international commissioning and coproduction executives, has unveiled the initial round of projects to be presented ...
May 18, 2022

The Tel Aviv-headquartered CoPro market, designed to bring Israeli documentary projects to the attention of international commissioning and coproduction executives, has unveiled the initial round of projects to be presented at this year’s in-person edition.

Taking place from May 31 to June 3, in tandem with the Docaviv festival and conference, the 24th edition of the event will feature a pitching forum, one-on-one meetings between Israeli doc-makers and international decision-makers, and screenings of high-profile work at the rough cut stage.

Over the past two decades, more than 600 coproduction and partnership agreements have been signed and more than $30 million has been raised for Israeli productions with CoPro’s assistance. Projects that have benefited from involvement include the Academy Award–nominated The Gatekeepers, directed by Dror Moreh; Emmy-nominated A Film Unfinished, directed by Yael Hersonski; Emmy winner Advocate, directed by Rachel Leah Jones and Phillipe Ballaiche; and Emmy winner Forever Pure.

The initial slate of projects taking part in the CoPro 24 pitching forum include:

Contract with the Devil?
Director: Avida Livni
Producers: Ayelet Ephrati, Nava Michael Zabari
Broadcaster: Hot 8

Michal’s Psychopaths
Director: Limor Pinhasov
Producers: Yaron Kaftori, Lilach Shayo
Broadcaster: KAN 11

My Game Changer
Directors: Nevet Mazor, Liran Atzmor
Producers: Orly Topel, Vivi Halpern

Necropolis
Director: Keren Alexander
Producer: Kobi Mizrahi

Podium
Director: Rachel Leah Jones
Producers: Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche

Poem For Aseel
Director/producer: Roy Cohen

Sapir (pictured)
Director: Liran Atzmor
Producers: Orly Topel, Vivi Halpern

In addition, one of the films to have a rough cut screening will be Being Terez Halasa from director Rozeen Bisharat and producer Osnat Trabelsi. The Close Encounters track, meanwhile, which presents projects at various development stages, will feature Freud vs. Freud by veteran director Yair Qedar within its roster.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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