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AWARDS Israel

Sand Storm shines at the Ophir Awards

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- Elite Zexer’s film won six trophies, including Best Feature Film - Through the Wall and Junction 48, also awarded

Sand Storm shines at the Ophir Awards
Sand Storm by Elite Zexer

Elite Zexer’s acclaimed, Sundance-winning Sand Storm [+see also:
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, a family drama set in the Bedouin community, triumphed at Israel’s Ophir Awards ceremony, held on September 22. The film won six trophies, including Best Feature Film – which means it will also be representing Israel in the Oscar race for the statuette for the Best Foreign Film (read news).

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Rama Burshtein’s latest effort Through the Wall (presented in Venice’s Orizzonti section) was the other big winner of the night, taking home three prizes. Also in the winners list, we can find Udi Aloni’s Israeli-German-US co-production Junction 48 [+see also:
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(screened in Berlin’s Panorama section), which won two prizes, and Avishai Sivan’s Tikkun [+see also:
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(presented in competition at Locarno), which won one award.

Check out the full list of award winners here:

Best Film
Sand Storm [+see also:
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– Elite Zexer (Israel/France)

Best Director
Elite Zexer – Sand Storm

Best Actress
Noa Koller – Through the Wall

Best Actor
Moris Cohen – Our Father 

Best Supporting Actress
Ruba Blal – Sand Storm

Best Supporting Actor
Tomer Kapon – One Week and a Day

Best Screenplay
Rama Burshtein – Through the Wall

Best Cinematography
Shai Goldman – Tikkun [+see also:
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Best Editing
Shira Arad – Our Father

Best Art Direction

Nir Adler – Sand Storm

Best Music
Tamer Nafar, Itamar Ziegler – Junction 48 [+see also:
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(Israel/Germany/US)

Best Sound
Gil Toren, Itai Elohev – Junction 48

Best Casting Director
Limor Shmila – Sand Storm

Best Make-up
Carmit Buzaglo – Sand Storm

Best Costume Design
Hava Levi Rozelsky – Through the Wall 

Best Documentary
Presenting Princess Shaw – Ido Haar

Best Documentary under 60 Minutes
Death in the Terminal [+see also:
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- Tali Shemesh, Assaf Sudry

Best Short Film
Anna – Or Sinai

Lifetime Achievement
Dan Wolman

Professional Achievement
Eitan Levi

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