The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design was established in 1906. Today, Bezalel is an internationally renowned Academy of Arts and Design, with 1800 students and 400 lecturers in its 10 departments.
Animation studies were first introduced in 1971, following the establishment of Israel's first TV stations.
The goal of Bezalel’s animation programme is to bring together today’s technological development and the animators’ artistic level and creative skills. Animation is a full four-year programme, with two years of introductory courses covering the fundamentals followed by two years of specialization.
Rivka Press will present the Bezalel Academy and her film “Gary & Mildred” in Vienna.
Rivka Press, 5´43´´
Having despaired in his attempts at regaining his mother’s attention, Gary chances upon his precious lost dog. Could motherly love be replaced by a dog’s love?
Maayan Frenkel, Hila Keinan Nest, 4´23´´
A journey through shreds of memory.
Orit Shimon, 3´15´´
May finds herself surrounded by cats, old and childless. She screams and runs away till she finds herself in a jungle of threads.
Lena Umanski, 2´57´´
A feud between two neighbours leads to a surprising outcome.
Jen-Shen Gur, 2´45´´
A short tale of a boy who is put in a monastery by his mother.
Hila Sharabi, 4´20´´
The movie follows the seconds when the swimming champion holds his breath under the water. The events flow like memories, floating and then drowning at once. How long could you last without air?
Shira Avni, 2´25´´
Three birds decide to have a diving competition.
Lihi Sela, 5´45´´
A new neighbour arrives at a building where the old residents are quick to like and quick to hate.
Lilach Sarid, 3´54´´ (My Memories Are Entwined With You)
A poetic story about growing up and falling in love.
Ora Schwarz, 1´11´´
A duet between a party dress and a Jewish ceremonial dress on a windy day in Jerusalem. Based on a poem by Yosel Bistein.
Michal Pfeffer and Sarah Scebat, 5´21´´
The story of a free spirited woman and a neurotic artist on the rooftops of Jerusalem during the gulf war.
Moran Somer, 1´21´´
A magical underwater excursion.
Ora Schwarz, 4´20´´
On the first Chanukah night, the heroine receives a wooden whirligig. On another Chanukah the blue goat appears to her. From now on her life unwinds before us.
Yael Weiss, 3´58´´
After receiving a personal and anonymous invitation, Margaret arrives at a mysterious museum, which displays human sculptures and paintings.
Noa Katzir, 2´30´´
A short trip to a world which is neither fire nor water.
Michal Abulafia, Moran Somer, 2´47´´ (A Scene From A Romantic Play)
An aging woman gets a surprising nocturnal visit. A suitor from the past turns up at her door step bearing a gift – Marmalade.