FrozenDays, the story of a young woman roaming the streets of Tel Aviv and breakinginto empty flats to sleep at night took the 21st Haifa InternationalFilm Festival by surprise and won the competition for the Best Israeli Film.
FrozenDays is the debut feature of Danny Lerner, a graduate of
Additional distinctions went to scriptwriter NoaGreenberg and cinematographer Giora Bejach for their work on Out of Sight, Daniel Ryfkin's first filmabout a blind girl unraveling the mystery behind her best friend's suicide.
In the parallel Golden Anchor competition for Mediterranean films, thewinner was Yesim Ustaoglu'sWaiting for the Clouds, amulti-national European co-production shot in the north of Turkey, with Vincenzo Marra's
The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), looking at aseparate section dedicated to new directors, picked for its top honors