Israeli film-maker will work with Alejandro Iñárritu for a year.

Tom Shoval is one of seven winners of this year’s Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

The Israeli film-maker, whose debut feature Youth won Best Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival, will work alongside Alejandro Iñárritu to hone his skills.

Shoval commented: “The way that film enters people’s consciousness is a kind of miracle, a kind of gift to humanity. One of the things I admire about Alejandro Iñárritu is his ability to do this, and I hope that my year as a protégé will give me some opportunities to see how he works.”

At the end of the year, the Rolex Arts Initiative will host an international gathering of artists at which the teams will share highlights from their time together.

Founded in 2002, the initiative selects young artists from the fields of visual arts, film, literatur, dance, music, theatre and architecture from a global talent search.