Amichai Greenberg’s Holocaust investigation drama The Testament clinched the $28,000 top prize.
“The issue of race in America never goes away.”
The event brings together projects vying for investment, from promising debuts to works by established veterans.
Screen explores the programme for the event based in northern Israel.
Festival’s Mix Programme $65,000 production grant was awarded to Rony and Riyad.
The festival’s TV section has been rebranded as Haifa TV Series Meetings (Oct 20) this year.
For the second year running, Haifa will play host to the Mix Programme, dedicated to helping teams of Jewish and Arab-Israeli film-makers take their projects to the next level.
For his 20th feature, Past Life, film-maker Avi Nesher examines how a father’s complicated past haunts his family.
As Haifa presents its 32nd festival (Oct 15-24), Wendy Mitchell talks to artistic director Pnina Blayer about what makes the event unique.