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Dir.: May Abadi Grebler | Israel 2017 | 30 minutes | Hebrew, Russian | Hebrew subtitles

Melody (25) lives at home with her mother Victoria (50) in Ashdod, southern Israel. Victoria’s love and attention depend on Melody’s salary, and when that comes to an end, she is kicked out. On the streets, Melody fights to come back home, hoping to change her mother's perspective and win over her unconditional love.

Bernstein Foundation Grant Winner, Final Project by Outstanding Student

Dir.: Tomer Asayag | Israel 2016 | 25 minutes | Hebrew | English subtitles

The story depicts the Chronicles of Tami, a young woman with severe drug addiction, through the lens of her cousin Tomer. Tami Ben-Illouz is a 24-year-old only child, who lives in a low-class housing project apartment in the Israeli coastal city of Ashdod. Tami lives with her mother Rachel, a middle-aged woman who suffers from extremely poor health and severe anxiety, and cannot cope with her daughter's roguish lifestyle. This indigent duo lives of social welfare and hardly makes ends meet. Tami is romantically involved with a young male drug addict named Gabi who introduced her to the drugs. Tammy's substance abuse and blind attachment to Gabi is extremely strenuous for her mother- mentally, morally, and financially. Her father is absent from her daily life due to his mental condition, which has made Tami search for a proper substitute at any price. When Tomer intervenes and tries to lead her cousin through the process of hospitalization in a rehab center, it feels promising, Will Tami find a way out?

Bernstein Foundation Grant Winner, Final Project by Outstanding Student

Dir.: Assel Abu Hjoul | Israel 2017 | 25 minutes | Arabic, Hebrew | Hebrew subtitles

Iyad Shalabi, 29 years old from Shefa-'Amr (an Arab-Israeli city) was born deaf-mute and after falling from the rooftop at the age of 12, became Paraplegic. After meeting Jacob, Coach of the Israeli Paralympics Swimming National Team, Iyad becomes a successful Olympic swimmer. Yusef, Iyad's father, devotes his entire life to his son's new career and success. The film follows Iyad and Yusef on their way to the World Championship in Scotland, while observing the ways in which Iyad and his father deal with life's hardships.

Bernstein Foundation Grant Winner, Final Project by Outstanding Student