School Of Focus: Bezalel Showcase
Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design annually sends us one of the finest grad reels – there has not been a MIAF that has not shown several of their films. With a history dating back to the early 1900s, Bezalel is a comprehensive university of arts that has for more than a century produced some of the finest Israeli painters, sculptors and arts scholars. Their animation department draws from these deep reservoirs of inspiration and reaches for the same high bar. This program, curated during a visit to the Bezalel campus, will open with some iconic historical films before moving on to focus on the very latest graduating class.
You Used To Bring Me Flowers
Israel, 4’24, 2018
Around every bending lane, behind every towering buiding, the city has its own eyes.
Israel, 4’39, 2018
A leaf is a leaf is a leaf. But what if that is just the label we give it?
Ido Shapira, Amit Cohen
Israel, 5’47, 2018
With a hound on the inside things are about to change a lot in this house.
Noy Bar, Yoav Aluf, Hila Einy
Israel, 7’15, 2018
Sometimes the loveliest harmony can emerge from the most bittersweet of removes.
Israel, 3’00, 2018
The first time I came here, I wished I was invisible. I tried not to make a sound.
Underneath The Refuge
Israel, 4’18, 2013
On the mean streets a rainshower can be the difference between safe and not.
Israel, 3’54, 2018
Nobody asks me to put on a defence. Indeed. But that would be irrelevant.
Israel, 2’04, 2013
A beautifully textured visual essay on the simple harmony of nature.
Israel, 4’27, 2018
A mesmerising ride into the colourfully imagined bow waves if tiny echoes.
Love Is Blind And Deaf
Israel, 3’38, 2015
Sometimes and some places ignorance can be bliss… the garden of eden for example.
Israel, 4’36, 2015
An animatedly caustic collection of inner views from some of the 20th century’s most interesting voices.
The Spider And The Moon
Israel, 6’40, 2018
From a snow swept landscape and a blizzard sky comes a soft tsunami of soothing soft imagery.
Israel, 6’10, 2018
Let’s say there is a man and let’s say this man is noble. And let’s say he is damn strict.