The David Perlov fund is the result of the wish to continue Perlov's
legacy to Israeli
documentary filmmaking and enable cinema students to develop projects that share
their essence with the spirit of Perlov's work.
The fund was established together with Channel
2 -Keshet and the
Tel Aviv foundation in the year 2004, and will award a yearly grant
to a candidate
chosen by a jury. Its purpose is to encourage freedom search and
the development of documentary filmmaking.
RABINOWITZ TEL-AVIV FOUNDATION
David Perlov's films, the Jehoshua Rabinowitz Tel Aviv foundation
for the arts recognizes a unique combination of fine artistic creation
and highly important documents in the fields of culture, society,
history and philosophy.
Perlov was an "observer", diligent and headstrong, a lyrical
poet and a widely educated man. The Rabinowitz Fund wishes to find
this same extraordinary talent and ability in young filmmakers working
today in the documentary field.
This is why the Rabinowitz Fund, together with Keshet broadcasting
LTD, has initiated the Perlov annual creative grant. Furthermore,
from a deep love of Perlov and a devotion to the spirit of his creative
talent, the Rabinowitz Fund will continue to award this grant for
many years to come.
KESHET BROADCASTING LTD.
leading broadcaster, has had a long and fruitful relationship with
the work of David Perlov. After Perlov was awarded the prestigious
Israel Award, Keshet celebrated with him by airing a tribute (his
Revised Diary), the first broadcast without commercial breaks.
there with him in 2001, at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, for the
opening of one of his first important exhibitions of still photography.
passed away it was only natural for Keshet to found, (together
with the Rebinowitz Tel-Aviv Foundation), the "Perlov Fund"
for young documentary filmmakers, a fund dedicated to preserving
Perlov's cinematic legacy.
The fund aims
at encouraging film students in Israel to experiment in documentary
films, thus strengthening a very important genre for Israel, especially
in light of our social, economic and political reality.
The Fund sponsors
films from their initial stages and is not limited to a subject
or a specific length of film.
a pitching event takes place, where film students enjoy a chance
of presenting their ideas and scripts to a panel of judges. The
winner is given a grant and an opportunity to broadcast his film
on television with Keshet.
pitching event was held in February 2004 at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque
and the grant was awarded to Mr. Amram Jacoby, a film student
from the "'Academic College of Sapir" in the south of
Israel. Jacoby's script tells the story of his 92-year-old grandfather.
TRANS TITLES LTD.
The life and
work of David Perlov, winner of the Israel Prize, are predominant
in the development of the Israeli culture. Perlov was one of the
leading artists in Israel, and his productions demonstrate a great
deal of thought and provide enthralling cinematic composition.
This touching, intelligent and prolific creator, who was the leader
of documentary film directors in Israel, also served as a teacher
and guided generations of students who enjoyed, not only his films,
but also his uniqueness as a mentor. TransTitles, as the leading
company in television subtitling, is pleased and honored to contribute
to the David Perlov Scholarship Fund, established in order to
promote and support the young generation of Israeli film. This
important endeavor combines the past and the future; the past
being the perpetuation of one of our greatest artists who, during
his lifetime, contributed a great deal to Israeli cinema as it
is today, and the future - promoting excellence among young artists,
taking their first steps and striving to reach the top.